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Columbia Environmental Research Center Blogs

Read more about the research projects at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.


Comprehensive Sturgeon Research Project Blog

The USGS Comprehensive Sturgeon Research Project is a multi-year, interdisciplinary research study to determine factors leading to spawning and survival of the endangered pallid sturgeon and the closely related shovelnose sturgeon. 



Environmental DNA Blog 

The Environmental DNA Section in the Biochemistry and Physiology Branch at the Columbia Environmental Research Center uses environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect invasive and rare native species to help inform fish and wildlife management decisions. Our group also studies how eDNA behaves in the environment, improving our understanding of how well eDNA tools work in the field.