A productive summer: congrats Siavash and Katie

Katie & Sia

Congratulations to Katie McGee for completing her PhD.   Congratulations to Siavash Nazari for completing his MSc Bioinformatics.      

From DNA barcodes to biomes


Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Theme issue ‘From DNA barcodes to biomes’ co-edited by Paul Hebert, Mehrdad Hajibabaei and, Pete Hollingsworth

Congratulations Gina. You made it :)

Gina defended

Gina Capretta made an excellent contribution to our lab’s research with her MSc project on targeted transcriptomics. She also had a great defence day on Thursday and is officially done before xmas break Of course, she is also… Read More

Congratulations Nicole on your MSc thesis defence


Nicole Fahner defended her thesis on Thursday. Nicole made an excellent contribution as part of the Biomonitoring 2.0 team. Here is Nicole at a local restaurant 1hr after her defence. And soon after.  

Congratulations Lisa on your MSc thesis defence

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Lisa Ledger successfully defended her MSc thesis yesterday. Great job, Lisa. One more project completed using samples from our long-term field sites in ACG, Costa Rica. Best wishes to Lisa in her future plans.

Our paper among the top downloaded papers in Evolutionary Biology

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Glad to see our paper Next-generation DNA barcoding: using next-generation sequencing to enhance and accelerate DNA barcode capture from single specimens among the top downloaded papers in Evolutionary Biology of Wiley journals. This paper was published in Molecular… Read More

Bio2 Team co-hosts major biomonitoring science forum


The Environment Canada Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) Team and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, co-hosted the 3nd biennial CABIN Science Forum on December 2-3, 2014 in Guelph, Ontario. Previous science forums were held in… Read More

Hajibabaei and King present at Latornell Conservation Symposium


Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Ian King gave talks at the 2014 Latornell Conservation Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 19th. They were part of the session “What’s in Your Water? Ecological Applications of eDNA for Species Detection and Monitoring”. Mehrdad Hajibabaei: “Biodiversity Analysis through… Read More

Advances in Ecological Research: Big Data in Ecology


DNA metasystematics in the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge of Costa Rica


Ph.D. student Katie McGee recently returned from a six-week field research trip of the humid Atlantic lowland rainforests of the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge (MNWLR) located in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica. She was there under a… Read More