14. DNA Applications and Implementation

  1. Jane E. Huffman2 and
  2. John R. Wallace3
  1. Robert Ogden

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119953142.ch14

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

How to Cite

Ogden, R. (2011) DNA Applications and Implementation, in Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications (eds J. E. Huffman and J. R. Wallace), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119953142.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Biology, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551, USA

Author Information

  1. TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network, c/o The Animal Conservation and Education Department, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470662588

Online ISBN: 9781119953142



  • DNA applications;
  • DNA method application;
  • DNA profiling techniques;
  • wildlife DNA forensics;
  • legislation, species protection;
  • assignment tests;
  • DNA profiling;
  • wildlife DNA laboratory services;
  • multi-agency approach


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Questions and Techniques: Wildlife Crime Issues

  • Species Identification

  • Identification of Geographic Origin

  • Individual Identification

  • Exclusion

  • Practical Applications

  • Sample Types for DNA Analysis

  • Laboratory Models: Individual Facilities

  • Future Developments

  • Summary

  • References