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 Vancouver,… Read More

Biomonitoring 2.0 hosts major molecular workshops at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting


May, 2014 saw the first ever Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Over 3,500 members of the Society for Freshwater Science, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Phycological Society of America, and Society of Freshwater… Read More

Biomonitoring 2.0 team publishes NGS biodiversity results in PNAS


The Biomonitoring 2.0 team published their latest findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. The Gibson et al. study continues the teams’ research into timely, cost-effective approaches to identifying the contents of species-rich mixed… Read More

Student and PostDoc presentations at the OE3C


The Hajibabaei Lab was well represented at the Ontario Ecology Evolution and Ethology Colloquium (OE3C) held May 8-10th, 2014 at the University of Guelph. Students, post docs, and faculty from universities all over the province (as well as… Read More

2013 field sampling with the local community

The Salt River

August 2013 was an exciting month for the Biomonitoring 2.0 project. Team members once again traveled to Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. In addition to sampling within Wood Buffalo National Park, new field sampling sites… Read More

New publication from the Hajibabaei lab on non-destructive environmental barcoding from preservative ethanol

A new methodology article from the Hajibabaei lab, entitled “Assessing biodiversity of a freshwater benthic macroinvertebrate community through non-destructive environmental barcoding of DNA from preservative ethanol” has just been published in BMC Ecology, and is available from the… Read More

Ontario Genomics Institute Annual Report features Biomonitoring 2.0


The Ontario Genomics Institute recently released their Annual Report. Within its pages are detailed discussions of some of the many projects which they fund. One of the projects chosen to be highlighted this year is our own Biomonitoring… Read More

EC CABIN Science Forum includes a focus on Biomonitoring 2.0


The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is an aquatic biological monitoring program for assessing the health of freshwater ecosystems in Canada. CABIN is based on the network of networks approach that promotes inter-agency collaboration and data-sharing to achieve… Read More

Biomonitoring 2.0 at Canada-wide entomology conferences

Joel Gibson introduces the Biomonitoring 2.0 project to academics and government researchers in Ottawa, ON.

The Biomonitoring 2.0 project was well-represented at two recent scientific conferences held across Canada. Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Joel Gibson, presented original research data and a general background on the project at the Annual Meeting of… Read More

Mehrdad Hajibabaei to deliver public lecture at “Genomics: The Power and the Promise”

GPP-Hajibabaei Ottawa

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei will be presenting a public lecture at 11:15am on Wednesday, November 28th, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. The public lecture is part of “Genomics: The Power and the Promise”, a Gairdner… Read More