Over the past decades, sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) has become a powerful tool in paleoecology and is now largely used to track past long-term changes in terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. The sedaDNA scientific society aims to transmit information about current sedaDNA research, promote best practices and increase collaborations between research groups.


The society is now composed by 261 members. Members should follow our code of conduct.

Upcoming events

  • 4th Oct 2021 : Mini-Symposium "Recovering DNA from sedimentary archives", Uppsala, Sweden, 9 am




  • Capo, Giguet-Covex, Rouillard, Nota, Heintzman, Vuillemin [...] Coolen, Epp, Domaizon, Alsos, Parducci (2021) Lake sedimentary DNA research on past terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity: Overview and recommendations. Quaternary. 4, 6, doi: 10.3390/quat4010006

Initiatives and tools of the sedaDNA society



This newsletter shares information about ¨ sedimentary DNA research.

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Online monthly seminars by researchers working with sedimentary DNA -

Running since February 2021


Literature surveys

An updated literature table with featured information and literature surveys on ResearchGate and Google Scholar

Collaborative projects

This page aims to provide an environment to discuss about collaborative projects.

Only for members of the society.

African sedaDNA WG

This working group aim to encourage African researchers to play a central and leading role in African sedaDNA research

PaleoEcoGen WG

PaleoEcoGen WG’s  aim is to improve our understanding of past critical ecological transitions based on ancient eDNA

Organizing board

Eric Capo (Coordinator)

SLU Uppsala, Sweden

Marie-Eve Monchamp

McGill University,

Montréal, Canada

Kevin Nota

Uppsala University,


Cecilia Barouillet


Thonon-les-bains, France

Alexandra Rouillard

UiT, Tromsø, Norway

Joanna Pawłowska

IOPAN, Sopot, Poland

Kuldeep More

NIO, Dona Paula, India

Trisha Spanbauer

Toledo University, USA

Erin E. Smith

UW-Madison, USA

Advisory board

Inger G. Alsos

UiT, Tromsø, Norway

Linda Armbrecht

ACAD, Adelaide University, Australia

Jessica Blois

University of California Merced, USA

Marco JL. Coolen

WA-OIGC, Curtin University, Australia

Stijn De Schepper

NORCE, Bergen, Norway

Isabelle Domaizon


Thonon-les-bains, France

Mary E. Edwards

Southampton University, United Kingdom

Laura S. Epp

Konstanz University, Germany

Charline Giguet-Covex


Bourget-du-lac, France

Peter D. Heintzman

UiT, Tromsø, Norway

Ulrike Herzschuh

AWI, Potsdam, Germany

Veljo Kisand

Tartu University, Estonia

Michinobu Kuwae

Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan

Laura Parducci

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Mikkel W. Pedersen

GLOBE, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Beth Shapiro

University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Kathleen Stoof-Leichsenring

AWI, Potsdam, Germany

Pierre Taberlet

LECA, Grenoble Alpes University, France

Narumi K. Tsugeki

Matsuyama University, Japan

Eske Willerslev

GLOBE, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Jack W. Williams

UW-Madison, USA

Jamie Wood

Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand