Draft Agenda (suggestions welcome)
Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:00–12:30 Registration and buffet lunch, Greenberg Building / Lower Level
12:30–12:45 Introductory comments: Jesse Ausubel, Rockefeller University, Carson Family Auditorium
1:00–1:30 Plenary I, Francisco Chavez, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute: eDNA overview—a tool to help fill current void in biological observing at regional to global scales—strengths, weaknesses, and challenges.
1:30–2:00 Plenary II, Ryan Kelly, University of Washington: Ecosystem assessment with eDNA, approaches to broad range surveys including invertebrates, vertebrates
2:30–3:00 Plenary III, Elizabeth Andruszkiewicz, Stanford University: Predicting eDNA dispersion by particle tracking.
3:00–3:30 Plenary IV, Bruce Nash, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Addressing challenges in bioinformatic analysis of NextGen eDNA sequence data in educational settings.
3:30–5:00 Thursday teams meet (Technology development; US applications; Bioinformatics; eDNA biology)
5:00–5:30 Plenary V, Mark Stoeckle, Rockefeller University: Fine scale temporal eDNA mapping in New York Bight.
5:30–6:15 Thursday team leaders report (10 min each) in plenary session
6:45–8:00 Dinner; Remarks by Barbara Block, Stanford University
Recognition of prosecutor and novelist Linda Fairstein for incorporation of DNA in the courtroom and fiction on the occasion of publication of "Secrets from the Deep"
Friday, November 30, 2018
7:30–8:00 Buffet breakfast, Greenberg Building / Lower Level
8:15–8:45 Plenary VI, David Lodge, Cornell University: Freshwater monitoring with eDNA: what have we learned so far and new technologies.
8:45–10:15 Friday teams meet (Technology development; US applications; Bioinformatics; eDNA biology)
10:15–11:15 Plenary VII, Cisco Werner, Kelly Goodwin, NOAA: Roadmap towards eDNA for fish stock assessments.
11:15–12:00 Friday team leaders report (10 min each) in plenary session
12:00–12:15 Closing comments: Paul Gaffney