Drone Collects Environmental DNA from Trees

Researchers have developed a drone that can land on and take samples from tree branches. If the drone, equipped with adhesive strips, lands on a branch, material from the branch will stick to it. The researchers can then extract DNA from this, analyze it, and assign it to the various organisms using database comparisons. Watch this video to learn more about how this opens up a new dimension previously reserved for biodiversity researchers. Learn more .