Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 735–753, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-735-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 735–753, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-735-2021

Research article 18 Feb 2021

Research article | 18 Feb 2021

Environmental DNA simultaneously informs hydrological and biodiversity characterization of an Alpine catchment

Elvira Mächler et al.

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In this study, we collected water from an Alpine catchment in Switzerland and compared the genetic information of eukaryotic organisms conveyed by eDNA with the hydrologic information conveyed by naturally occurring hydrologic tracers. At the intersection of two disciplines, our study provides complementary knowledge gains and identifies the next steps to be addressed for using eDNA to achieve complementary insights into Alpine water sources.