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  • December 1, 2022 - Our eDNA work and Nina's new papers are featured on the GeneticsUnzipped podcast
  • November 3, 2022 - Well done Nina on the acceptance of your first airDNA paper to Environmental DNA - paper 77 is yours with more to come.
  • October 7, 2022 - Paper accepted to CJZ with Burton Lim - lab paper number 76.
  • September 22, 2022 - lovely TV documentary about the lab and airborne eDNA by Découverte
  • September 19, 2022 - welcome to the lab Alejandro Biganzoli... starting his PhD.
  • September 9, 2022 - Kat's paper on fungal symbionts of solitary bees came out in the Bulletin of Entomological Research
  • August 8, 2022 - Kelly's paper on microbiomes in fragmented forest came out in ISME communications
  • August 5, 2022 - we are featured in a story by the National Geographic
  • July 31, 2022 - our work featured on Future Tense ABC Radio Australia
  • July 28, 2022 - Congratulations Kat on your paper accepted to the Bulletin of Entomological Research - paper 75.
  • April 4, 2022 - Cell Press/iScience has published a "back story" on how we managed to coordinate publication.
  • April 1 2022 - congratulations Nina on your NSERC fellowship!
  • February 18th 2022 - Welcome back to the lab Kat Lunn... starting her PhD in Fall 2022
  • February 12th 2022 - Welcome to the lab Nicole Borsato... starting her MSc in Fall 2022
  • February 7th 2022 - We have been honored with the cover of Current Biology
  • January 21st 2022 - Our work featured on US public radio Science Friday
  • January 16th 2022 - Our work is featured live on CTV news.
  • January 14th 2022 - Lap paper 74 goes to Hernani with his paper accepted to Molecular Ecology
  • January 7th 2022 - Our work is featured on Quirks and Quarks Canada's world famous national science show
  • January 6th, 2022 - the Zoo eDNA in the air story goes wild with coverage from NPR, CNN, CTV, CBC News, CBC radio The Scientist, The Economist, Financial Times, Smithsonian Magazine, NHM, Popular Science, BBC and many more.
  • November 26, 2021 - lab paper 73: new paper with Tiago and Kelly on the response of microbes to fragmentation.
  • November 26, 2021 - lab paper 72: the Zoo airDNA paper has been accepted to Current Biology
  • November 24, 2021 - lab paper 71: Congratulations Dylan on your BER paper being accepted
  • November 18, 2021 - lab paper 70: Congratulations Philip and Tiago on your J Mammalogy paper
  • October 14, 2021 - lab paper 69: Congratulations Dave on your Frontiers paper being accepted
  • September 2021 - Welcome to the lab Nina Garrett!
  • August 20, 2021 - lab paper 68: Congratulations Dave on your ME paper being accepted.
  • August 13, 2021 - lab paper 67: Rosie's mammal DNA from dung beetle paper now live here
  • August 11, 2021 - a feature interview on eDNA on the Naked Scientist podcast here
  • August 8, 2021 - great coverage in the Guardian
  • July 28, 2021 - excellent airDNA coverage in Smithsonian Magazine
  • July 23, 2021 - wow great coverage of our pre-print in Science and New Scientist
  • July 22, 2021 - wow Genome Canada has funded our project! Here comes BIOSCAN
  • July 21, 2021 - lab paper 66 goes to Jane - well done on your first paper!
  • July 1st 2021 - the lab officially moves to York.
  • June 14-18 2021 - ASM annual meeting, virtual is unusual but interesting
  • May 11, 2021 - a virtual lecture in Brazil... wish I was really there!
  • April 19, 2021 - great radio interview on Top of Mind
  • April 17, 2021 - lab paper 64 goes to Rosie, Alice and Jake for marine fishing Myotis and mercury exposure.
  • April 15, 2021 - lab paper 63 goes to Rosie and her leeches.
  • April 6th, 2021 - Welcome to airDNA! https://youtu.be/YhUPIx4fiGc
  • April 6th, 2021 - the press keeps going on airDNA. Some of the best are from TechnologyNetworks, AcademicTimes, Gismodo and Verietyinfo
  • April 5th, 2021 - lab paper 62 published - primates, well done Amanda
  • March 31, 2021 - airDNA hits the press... one of our coolest productions. Press goes a bit mad! 300 teets, 150 articles in the press etc. What a week!
  • February 23rd, 2021 - Well done Dr. Omar, my longest serving lab member flies the roost
  • February 22nd, 2021 - A bit of lab press from Science Magazine - dung beetles as DNA detectors here
  • February 18, 2021 - Lab paper 61 Goes to Lauren Gallant!
  • February 12, 2021 - Lab paper 60 Goes to Beth and Joanne!
  • October 3, 2020 - Lab paper 59 Goes to Roberto!
  • September 30, 2020 - Lab paper 58 Goes to Edith and parasite food webs
  • September 20, 2020 - Lab paper 57 Goes to Dave! Way to go.
  • September 1, 2020 - Lab paper 56 accepted! Another pseudo paleo paper
  • July 16, 2020 - New grant awarded.
  • July 7, 2020 - Lab paper 54 accepted and goes to Andy Carr - that's two in two days.... come on reviewers!
  • July 6, 2020 - Lab paper 53 accepted and goes to Angela way over in Singapore!
  • May 27, 2020 - Congratulations Alejandro on your successful field work travel grant (for when we can travel again)
  • April 20, 2020 - Congratulations Hernani. Lab paper 53 is yours. Nice to see your papers emerge! Roll the science out, even during lockdown!
  • February 26, 2020 - Congratulations future Dr. Jo! accepted to the next doctoral training programme
  • February 5, 2020 - Congratulations Jane on your grant - lots of eDNA sequencing in your future!
  • January 24th, 2020 - The Smithsonian has picked up the ancient bat guano story here
  • November 18, 2019 - New paper in Paleo 3 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018219308077
  • October 14, 2019 - Lab Paper 52 accepted with minor revisions... ooo our first paleo paper... sort of...
  • October 10, 2019 - New grant funded with new partner institutions. Cool projects are arriving in the lab in some truly applied sciences.
  • September 30, 2019 - Welcome to the lab Elizabeth starting an UG project on publication trends and biases.
  • September 18, 2019 - Lab paper: Chemical characterisation of potential pheromones from the shoulder gland of the Northern yellow-shouldered-bat, Sturnira parvidens (Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae). Available on Peer J.
  • August 1, 2019 - Congratulations Jane on the successful application for funding for your thames study!
  • July 25, 2019 - Congratulations Kim, Rosie and Dave... newly minted PhDs from the lab.
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  • July 15, 2019 - Congratulations Dr. Tiago Teixeira on the approval of your final thesis corrections!
  • June 3, 2019 - Lab paper number 51 accepted with minor corrections!
  • May 10, 2019 - Congratulations Rosie on the acceptance of your paper - lab paper number 50 is yours!
  • March 2019 - Lab paper: Molecular diet analysis finds an insectivorous desert bat community dominated by resource sharing despite diverse echolocation and foraging strategies. In print in Ecology and Evolution
  • February 2019 - Congratulations Dr. Dave Hemprich-Bennett on the approval of your final thesis corrections!
  • January 2019 - Lab paper: Counting with DNA in metabarcoding studies: How should we convert sequence reads to dietary data? In print in Molecular Ecology
  • January 2019 - Lab paper: Approaches to integrating genetic data into ecological networks. In print in Molecular Ecology
  • January 2019 - Lab paper: DNA metabarcoding reveals changes in the contents of carnivorous plants along an elevation gradient. In print in Molecular Ecology
  • January 2019 - Lab paper: Using metabarcoding to compare the suitability of two blood‐feeding leech species for sampling mammalian diversity in North Borneo. In print in Molecular Ecology Resources
  • January 2019.... Wow…. in our lab news started in 2019... must have been dull before then????