Biomonitoring 2.0 in the Guelph Mercury

 

 

 

GUELPH — University of Guelph integrative biology professor Mehrdad Hajibabaei has received $3 million to test DNA technology at Canada’s largest national park that could see a prevention of habitat loss.

The grant was awarded by Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute to conduct research in Wood Buffalo National Park, a World Heritage site and the second-largest natural protected area on Earth, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories.

Hajibabaei said environmental agencies and industries monitor environmental impact by examining chemical and physical changes to the environment. More recently, there’s been a shift toward an examination of organisms, called bioindicators, he said.

http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/529645–guelph-professor-to-use-dna-technology-to-prevent-habitat-loss

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