Dr. Teresita M. Porter

I am a Genomics Research Scientist with the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada and a Visiting Research Scientist with the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph.  My research background is in ecology and evolution, mycology, and bioinformatics.  I use environmental DNA and genomics methods to assess biodiversity from soil, water, and freshwater benthic samples to monitor water quality and soil health.  I have a special interest in taxonomic assignment methods and how methodological bias affects the analysis of biodiversity and biomonitoring data.