FSBI 2019: Advances in eDNA-based approaches to fish ecology and management”, organized by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles Symposium took place at University of Hull from 15-19 July 2019. This symposium, for the first time, brought together the international community of fish eDNA research and provided an overview of the field. The conference was attended by Ana Filipa Filipe that presented an oral communication entitled “Optimizing detection of freshwater fish using eDNA metabarcoding in the Douro Basin (Portugal)”.
This symposium focused on several topics that are of the interest of the EnvMetaGen project, including conservation issues in freshwater fish communities, monitoring and predicting the spread and impact of invasive fish. molecular food webs and trophic interactions, fish pathogen and parasite detection, dynamics and ecology of fish eDNA in the environment, eDNA based monitoring and translation into policies, and finally methodological advances, including. metagenomics, population level analysis.