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Eva Egelyng Sigsgaard

Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA

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Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA. / Jensen, Mads Reinholdt; Sigsgaard, Eva Egelyng; de Paula Avila, Marcelo et al.

In: Environmental DNA, Vol. 4, No. 4, 07.2022, p. 747-762.

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Jensen, MR, Sigsgaard, EE, de Paula Avila, M, Agersnap, S, Larsen, WB, Sengupta, ME, Xing, Y, Krag, MA, Knudsen, SW, Carl, H, Moller, PR & Thomsen, PF 2022, 'Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA', Environmental DNA, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 747-762. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.285

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Jensen, M. R., Sigsgaard, E. E., de Paula Avila, M., Agersnap, S., Larsen, W. B., Sengupta, M. E., Xing, Y., Krag, M. A., Knudsen, S. W., Carl, H., Moller, P. R., & Thomsen, P. F. (2022). Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA. Environmental DNA, 4(4), 747-762. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.285

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Jensen MR, Sigsgaard EE, de Paula Avila M, Agersnap S, Larsen WB, Sengupta ME, Xing Y, Krag MA, Knudsen SW, Carl H, et al. 2022. Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA. Environmental DNA. 4(4):747-762. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.285

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@article{47ecad897d3c4a9ea62a98e96e207ada,
title = "Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA",
abstract = "Temporal variation in eDNA signals is increasingly explored for understanding community ecology in aquatic habitats. Seasonal changes have been addressed using eDNA sampling, but very little is known regarding short-term temporal variation that spans hours to days. To address this, we filtered marine water samples from a single coastal site in Denmark every hour for 32 h. We used metabarcoding to target both fish and broader eukaryote diversity and evaluated temporal changes in this marine community. Results revealed variation in fish species richness (15–27) and eukaryote class richness (35–64) across the 32 h of sampling, and we further evaluated sampling efforts needed to reach different levels of diversity saturation. Relative read frequency data for both fish and eukaryotes indicated a clear diel change in community composition, with different communities detected during daylight versus dark hours. The abundance signals in our data reflected biological variation rather than stochastic variation, since replicates taken at the same hour were more similar to each other than those taken at different hours. Our compositional results indicated a dynamic community, rather than a static pool of eDNA—even across a few hours. The fish data showed a daily pattern of relative species abundances, and the uncoupling of fish and broader eukaryote data suggest that variation in eDNA profiles across a single day can provide valuable information reflecting diel changes, at least for highly mobile organism groups. However, our results also point to several pitfalls in current eDNA experimental design, in which samples are taken over large areas without relative time-consistency or short-term replication. Our findings shed new light on short-term variation in coastal eDNA and have wide implications for experimental study design and for incorporating temporality into project conceptualization for future aquatic biodiversity monitoring.",
author = "Jensen, {Mads Reinholdt} and Sigsgaard, {Eva Egelyng} and {de Paula Avila}, Marcelo and Sune Agersnap and Larsen, {William Brenner} and Sengupta, {Mita Eva} and Yingchun Xing and Krag, {Marcus Anders} and Knudsen, {Steen Wilhelm} and Henrik Carl and Moller, {Peter Rask} and Thomsen, {Philip Francis}",
year = "2022",
month = jul,
doi = "10.1002/edn3.285",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "747--762",
journal = "Environmental DNA",
issn = "2637-4943",
publisher = "Wiley",
number = "4",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Short-term temporal variation of coastal marine eDNA

AU - Jensen, Mads Reinholdt

AU - Sigsgaard, Eva Egelyng

AU - de Paula Avila, Marcelo

AU - Agersnap, Sune

AU - Larsen, William Brenner

AU - Sengupta, Mita Eva

AU - Xing, Yingchun

AU - Krag, Marcus Anders

AU - Knudsen, Steen Wilhelm

AU - Carl, Henrik

AU - Moller, Peter Rask

AU - Thomsen, Philip Francis

PY - 2022/7

Y1 - 2022/7

N2 - Temporal variation in eDNA signals is increasingly explored for understanding community ecology in aquatic habitats. Seasonal changes have been addressed using eDNA sampling, but very little is known regarding short-term temporal variation that spans hours to days. To address this, we filtered marine water samples from a single coastal site in Denmark every hour for 32 h. We used metabarcoding to target both fish and broader eukaryote diversity and evaluated temporal changes in this marine community. Results revealed variation in fish species richness (15–27) and eukaryote class richness (35–64) across the 32 h of sampling, and we further evaluated sampling efforts needed to reach different levels of diversity saturation. Relative read frequency data for both fish and eukaryotes indicated a clear diel change in community composition, with different communities detected during daylight versus dark hours. The abundance signals in our data reflected biological variation rather than stochastic variation, since replicates taken at the same hour were more similar to each other than those taken at different hours. Our compositional results indicated a dynamic community, rather than a static pool of eDNA—even across a few hours. The fish data showed a daily pattern of relative species abundances, and the uncoupling of fish and broader eukaryote data suggest that variation in eDNA profiles across a single day can provide valuable information reflecting diel changes, at least for highly mobile organism groups. However, our results also point to several pitfalls in current eDNA experimental design, in which samples are taken over large areas without relative time-consistency or short-term replication. Our findings shed new light on short-term variation in coastal eDNA and have wide implications for experimental study design and for incorporating temporality into project conceptualization for future aquatic biodiversity monitoring.

AB - Temporal variation in eDNA signals is increasingly explored for understanding community ecology in aquatic habitats. Seasonal changes have been addressed using eDNA sampling, but very little is known regarding short-term temporal variation that spans hours to days. To address this, we filtered marine water samples from a single coastal site in Denmark every hour for 32 h. We used metabarcoding to target both fish and broader eukaryote diversity and evaluated temporal changes in this marine community. Results revealed variation in fish species richness (15–27) and eukaryote class richness (35–64) across the 32 h of sampling, and we further evaluated sampling efforts needed to reach different levels of diversity saturation. Relative read frequency data for both fish and eukaryotes indicated a clear diel change in community composition, with different communities detected during daylight versus dark hours. The abundance signals in our data reflected biological variation rather than stochastic variation, since replicates taken at the same hour were more similar to each other than those taken at different hours. Our compositional results indicated a dynamic community, rather than a static pool of eDNA—even across a few hours. The fish data showed a daily pattern of relative species abundances, and the uncoupling of fish and broader eukaryote data suggest that variation in eDNA profiles across a single day can provide valuable information reflecting diel changes, at least for highly mobile organism groups. However, our results also point to several pitfalls in current eDNA experimental design, in which samples are taken over large areas without relative time-consistency or short-term replication. Our findings shed new light on short-term variation in coastal eDNA and have wide implications for experimental study design and for incorporating temporality into project conceptualization for future aquatic biodiversity monitoring.

U2 - 10.1002/edn3.285

DO - 10.1002/edn3.285

M3 - Journal article

VL - 4

SP - 747

EP - 762

JO - Environmental DNA

JF - Environmental DNA

SN - 2637-4943

IS - 4

ER -