Mehrdad Hajibabaei to address Canadian Science Policy Conference today – live feed available

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei is an invited speaker at the Canadian Science Policy Conference being held in Calgary from Nov. 5-7th. His talk will be entitled “From Technologies to Real-World Tools: A Genomics Perspective”. He is speaking as part… Read More

CBC Television’s ‘The Nature of Things’ features Wood Buffalo National Park

A recent episode of the long-running CBC documentary series ‘The Nature of Things’, hosted by David Suzuki, featured Wood Buffalo National Park. Wildlife filmmaker, Jeff Turner, traveled to WBNP to capture the unique interaction of wolves and buffalo… Read More

Trio of recent papers investigate genomic identification tools

Three recent papers co-authored by Biomonitoring 2.0 team members Terri Porter and Brian Golding give details of their research findings. Links to the original papers are provided below. The Golding lab at McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton Ontario is currently… Read More

Biomonitoring 2.0 well represented at Evolution 2012 meeting


¬†Evolution 2012, a joint conference of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, was… Read More

Paper – The golden age of DNA metasystematics

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Biomonitoring 2.0 project leader, has published a new paper entitled “The golden age of DNA metasystematics” in the journal Trends in Genetics. From the Summary: “The convergence of next-generation sequencing and DNA barcoding has sparked… Read More

Update on the second round of sampling!

Karst ponds, Nyarling site

The Biomonitoring 2.0 Team has been keeping busy!

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