Snow DNA reveals new way to track animals in winter

Researchers have used the snow tracks of animals to estimate a species' distribution, but the results are often not conclusive. Now, scientists have discovered a way to gather specific data from snow by sampling eDNA from the tracks of elusive carnivores. This method may revolutionize how threatened species, like the charismatic lynx, are studied and how their habitat is managed. Created during the 2018 IWFF Filmmaker Labs, this film highlights the importance of conservation through collaboration by bringing together the scientific minds of two distinct branches of the U.S. Forest Service.

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Snow DNA reveals new way to track animals in winter

Researchers have used the snow tracks of animals to estimate a species' distribution, but the results are often not conclusive. Now, scientists have discovered a way to gather specific data from snow by sampling eDNA from the tracks of elusive carnivores. This method may revolutionize how threatened species, like the charismatic lynx, are studied and how their habitat is managed. Created during the 2018 IWFF Filmmaker Labs, this film highlights the importance of conservation through collaboration by bringing together the scientific minds of two distinct branches of the U.S. Forest Service.

https://www.dannyunderwater.com/
https://vanvurenlab.weebly.com/jaclyn-aliperti.html
http://www.jp-lawrence.com/
https://www.parrotdiaries.com/

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.