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Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations (2019)
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Tarazona, E., Hahn, C., Franch-Gras, L., García-Roger, E. M., José Carmona, M., & Gomez, A. (2019). Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations. Scientific reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56100-y

Elucidating the genetic basis of phenotypic variation in response to different environments is key to understanding how populations evolve. Facultatively sexual rotifers can develop adaptive responses to fluctuating environments. In a previous evolut... Read More about Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations.

Generating and testing ecological hypotheses at the pondscape with environmental DNA metabarcoding: A case study on a threatened amphibian (2019)
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Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Hahn, C., Boonham, N., Rees, H. C., Lewis, E., …Hänfling, B. (2020). Generating and testing ecological hypotheses at the pondscape with environmental DNA metabarcoding: A case study on a threatened amphibian. Environmental DNA, 2(2), 184-199. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.57

Background Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding is revolutionizing biodiversity monitoring, but has unrealized potential for ecological hypothesis generation and testing. Aims Here, we validate this potential in a large‐scale analysis of verte... Read More about Generating and testing ecological hypotheses at the pondscape with environmental DNA metabarcoding: A case study on a threatened amphibian.

Temporal and spatial variation in distribution of fish environmental DNA in England’s largest lake (2019)
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Lawson Handley, L., Read, D. S., Winfield, I. J., Kimbell, H., Johnson, H., Li, J., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Temporal and spatial variation in distribution of fish environmental DNA in England’s largest lake. Environmental DNA, 1(1), 26-39. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.5

Environmental DNA offers great potential as a biodiversity monitoring tool. Previous work has demonstrated that eDNA metabarcoding provides reliable information for lake fish monitoring, but important questions remain about temporal and spatial repea... Read More about Temporal and spatial variation in distribution of fish environmental DNA in England’s largest lake.

Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers (2018)
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Franch-Gras, L., Hahn, C., García-Roger, E. M., Carmona, M. J., Serra, M., & Gómez, A. (2018). Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers. Scientific reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34188-y

Environmental fuctuations are ubiquitous and thus essential for the study of adaptation. Despite this, genome evolution in response to environmental fuctuations —and more specifcally to the degree of environmental predictability– is still unknown. Sa... Read More about Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers.

Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding (2018)
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Macgregor, C. J., Kitson, J. J., Fox, R., Hahn, C., Lunt, D. H., Pocock, M. J., & Evans, D. M. (2019). Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding. Ecological entomology, 44(1), 17-29. doi:10.1111/een.12674

1. Moths are globally relevant as pollinators but nocturnal pollination remains poorly understood. Plant–pollinator interaction networks are traditionally constructed using either flower‐visitor observations or pollen‐transport detection using micros... Read More about Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding.

Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) (2018)
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Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Hahn, C., Boonham, N., Rees, H. C., Gough, K. C., …Hänfling, B. (2018). Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 6330-6341. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4013

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is a rapid, cost‐effective, non‐invasive biodiversity monitoring tool which utilises DNA left behind in the environment by organisms for species detection. The method is used as a species‐specific survey tool for rar... Read More about Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus).

Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding (2018)
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Kitson, J. J. N., Hahn, C., Sands, R. J., Straw, N. A., Evans, D. M., & Lunt, D. H. (2019). Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding. Molecular ecology, 28(2), 471-483. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14518

Determining the host-parasitoid interactions and parasitism rates for invasive species entering novel environments is an important first step in assessing potential routes for biocontrol and integrated pest management. Conventional insect rearing tec... Read More about Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding.

Detection of a new non-native freshwater species by DNA metabarcoding of environmental samples — first record of Gammarus fossarum in the UK (2017)
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Blackman, R. C., Constable, D., Hahn, C., Sheard, A. M., Durkota, J., Hänfling, B., & Handley, L. L. (2017). Detection of a new non-native freshwater species by DNA metabarcoding of environmental samples — first record of Gammarus fossarum in the UK. Aquatic Invasions, 12(2), 177-189. https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2017.12.2.06

© 2017 The Author(s). and 2017 REABIC. We report the discovery of a non-native gammarid, Gammarus fossarum (Koch, 1836) (Crustacea, Amphipoda), in UK rivers. Gammarus fossarum is a common freshwater gammarid in many parts of mainland Europe, but was... Read More about Detection of a new non-native freshwater species by DNA metabarcoding of environmental samples — first record of Gammarus fossarum in the UK.

Environmental DNA metabarcoding of lake fish communities reflects long-term data from established survey methods (2016)
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Hänfling, B., Lawson Handley, L., Read, D. S., Hahn, C., Li, J., Nichols, P., …Winfield, I. J. (2016). Environmental DNA metabarcoding of lake fish communities reflects long-term data from established survey methods. Molecular ecology, 25(13), 3101-3119 . https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13660

Organisms continuously release DNA into their environments via shed cells, excreta, gametes and decaying material. Analysis of this ‘environmental DNA’ (eDNA) is revolutionizing biodiversity monitoring. eDNA outperforms many established survey method... Read More about Environmental DNA metabarcoding of lake fish communities reflects long-term data from established survey methods.

Draft genome sequence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae Avery strain A66 (2015)
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Hahn, C., Harrison, E. M., Parkhill, J., Holmes, M. A., & Paterson, G. K. (2018). Draft genome sequence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae Avery strain A66. Genome announcements, 3(3), https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00697-15

We have used HiSeq 2000 technology to generate a draft genome sequence of Streptococcus pneumoniae strain A66. This is a common study strain used in investigations of pneumococcal bacterium-host interactions and was used in the seminal genetic studie... Read More about Draft genome sequence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae Avery strain A66.


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