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Meghan Shea

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Meghan Shea

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

Meghan is a Ph.D. student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources, co-advised by Dr. Alexandria Boehm in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Dr. Paul Edwards in Science & Technology Studies. In her research, she aims to advance environmental DNA—the bits of genetic material that organisms leave behind in marine ecosystems—as a tool to more quickly and inexpensively monitor ocean biodiversity. To do so, she simultaneously studies both how eDNA can best be collected in nearshore environments and also how different stakeholders — from scientists to the public— think about and use eDNA data.