Mehrdad Hajibabaei featured in Nature

Biomonitoring 2.0’s project leader, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, was featured in a news article in Nature this month. The article introduces Environmental DNA barcoding and can be found online here.

Paper – Biomonitoring 2.0: a new paradigm in ecosystem assessment made possible by next-generation DNA sequencing

Recent publication on the Biomonitoring 2.0 paradigm published by Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Donald Baird in Molecular Ecology’s special issue on Environmental DNA. ABSTRACT: Biological monitoring has failed to develop from simple binary assessment outcomes of the impacted/unimpacted type,… Read More

Paper – Next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental DNA research

Recent publication on the applicability of next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental DNA research in Molecular Ecology’s special issue on Environmental DNA. This review is written by Shadi Shokralla, Jennifer Spall, Joel Gibson and Mehrdad Hajibabaei of the Hajibabaei… Read More

Barcoding Environmental DNA Workshop in Adelaide

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei co-organized a symposium as a part of the Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference held in Adelaide, Australia, December 3, 2012. Thirteen international speakers presented their recent research in the field of environmentally-derived DNA and… Read More

Biomonitoring 2.0 featured at Ecological Flow Requirements Workshop


Not one, but two, members of the Biomonitoring 2.0 team presented data at the Ecological Flow Requirements workshop held in Cambridge ON October 27, 2011. This workshop, co-hosted by the Grand River Conservation Authority, Trout Unlimited Canada, and… Read More