Here you will find a list of scientific papers that our team have published. 

With 18+ postdoctoral level researchers and years of scientific expertise, we are working within the scientific community and transparently publish our work to accelerate innovation and understanding of DNA-based monitoring. In addition to our client projects, our team have a wealth of publishing experience from projects in many different sectors and specialities.

Navigating the tradeoffs between environmental DNA and conventional field surveys for improved amphibian monitoring. Ecosphere.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3941
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Projecting coral responses to intensifying marine heatwaves under ocean acidification. Global Change Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15818
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Projecting coral responses to intensifying marine heatwaves under ocean acidification. Global Change Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15818
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

A global agenda for advancing freshwater biodiversity research. Ecology Letters.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13931.
Keywords: data infrastructure, ecology, freshwater biodiversity crisis, freshwaters, management, monitoring, research priorities, social ecology research priorities, social ecology.
NM author(s): Vere Ross-Gillespie

A multi-omic investigation of male lower urinary tract symptoms: Potential role for JC virus. Plos One.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246266 .
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

A practical guide to DNA-based methods for biodiversity assessment. Advanced Books.
DOI: https://ab.pensoft.net/article/68634/download/pdf/
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

A validation scale to determine the readiness of environmental DNA assays for routine species monitoring. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.189
NM author(s): Kat Bruce, Lynsey R. Harper

A web-based tool to standardise reporting and interpret results of eDNA qPCR assays. ARPHA Conference Abstracts.
DOI: https://aca.pensoft.net/article/65104/download/pdf/
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

Acoustic indices perform better when applied at ecologically meaningful time and frequency scales. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13521
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Assessing the Extinction Probability of the Purple-winged Ground Dove, an Enigmatic Bamboo Specialist. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.624959 .
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Assessing the impact of the threatened crucian carp (Carassius carassius) on pond invertebrate diversity: A comparison of conventional and molecular tools. Molecular Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15670
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

Biological richness of Gunung Slamet, Central Java, and the need for its protection. Oryx.
DOI: 10.1017/S0030605320001222
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

CarniDIET 1.0: A database of terrestrial carnivorous mammal diets. Global Ecology & Biogeography.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13296
Keywords: Trophic ecology, diets, carnivores, functional traits, intraspecific variability
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Citizen science rapidly delivers extensive distribution data for birds in a key tropical biodiversity area. Global Ecology and Conservation.
DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01680
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

eDNA is a useful tool to evaluate the sucess of the eradication program of Xenopus laevis in Portugal.
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Environmental DNA metabarcoding for benthic monitoring: A review of sediment sampling and DNA extraction methods. Science of The Total Environment.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151783
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

Environmental DNA metabarcoding uncovers environmental correlates of fish communities in spatially heterogeneous freshwater habitats. Ecological Indicators.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107698
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Estuarine molecular bycatch as a landscape-wide biomonitoring tool. Biological Conservation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109287
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Evaluating the impact of sampling strategies and bioinformatics on ethanol-based DNA metabarcoding. ARPHA Conference Abstracts
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Field and Lab Protocols: Achievements of the DNAqua-Net Working Group 3. ARPHA Conference Abstracts.
DOI: https://aca.pensoft.net/article/65306/download/pdf/
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

Four steps for the Earth: mainstreaming the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. One Earth.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.12.011
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Functional traits of the world’s late Quaternary large-bodied avian and mammalian herbivores. Scientific Data.
DOI: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-00788-5
Keywords: Functional ecology, functional traits, traits database, herbivory, paleoecology
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Generating and testing ecological hypotheses at the pondscape with environmental DNA metabarcoding: A case study on a threatened amphibian. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.57
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

Mapping biodiversity hotspots of fish communities in subtropical streams through environmental DNA. Scientific Reports.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89942-6
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Metabarcoding with MinION: Speeding up the detection of invasive aquatic species using environmental DNA and nanopore sequencing. ARPHA Conference Abstracts
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Modelling technical and biological biases in macroinvertebrate community assessment from bulk preservative using multiple metabarcoding markers. Molecular Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15620
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Multi-decadal land use impacts across the vast range of an iconic threatened species. Diversity and Distributions.
DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13395
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Mussel Mass Mortality and the Microbiome: Evidence for Shifts in the Bacterial Microbiome of a Declining Freshwater Bivalve. Microoganisms.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9091976
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Mycobiome Traits Associated with Disease Tolerance Predict Many Western North American Bat Species Will Be Susceptible to White-Nose Syndrome. Microbiology Spectrum.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/Spectrum.00254-21
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Nitrogen addition alters composition, diversity, and functioning of microbial communities in mangrove soils: An incubation experiment.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.108076
NM author(s): Hayley Craig

Noninvasive Technologies for Primate Conservation in the 21st Century. International Journal of Primatology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-021-00245-z
Keywords: Endangered . Methods . Monitoring . Remote Sensing . Tools
NM author(s): Ineke E. Knot

Novel insights into marine fish biodiversity across a pronounced environmental gradient using replicated environmental DNA analyses. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.238
Keywords: biological replication, biomonitoring, environmental DNA, metabarcoding
NM author(s): Molly Czachur

Opening the floor for discussion: A perspective on how scholars perceive attitudes to science in policymaking in South Africa. South African Journal of Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2021/7948
Keywords: science communication, research communication, policy development, decision-making
NM author(s): Molly Czachur

Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps. Ecosphere.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3853
Keywords: aquatic–terrestrial linkages; biodiversity; connectivity; ecosystem services; management; policy; small lentic water bodies .
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Predicting range shifts of African apes under global change scenarios. Diversity and Distributions.
NM author(s): Benjamin Barca

Reintroduction extirpated herbivores could partially reverse the late Quaternary decline of large and grazing species. Global Ecology & Biogeography.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13264
Keywords: Functional ecology, functional traits, community disassesmbly, human impacts, paleoecology .
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Skin fungal assemblages of bats vary based on susceptibility to white-nose syndrome. The ISME Journal.
DOI: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41396-020-00821-w
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Soil Reservoir Dynamics of Ophidiomyces ophidiicola, the Causative Agent of Snake Fungal Disease. Journal of Fungi.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7060461
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Splitting hares: Current and future ecological niches predicted as distinctly different for two congeneric lagomorphs. Acta Oecologica.
DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2021.103742
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

The value of local community knowledge in species distribution modelling for a threatened Neotropical parrot. Biodiversity and Conservation.
DOI: 10.1007/s10531-021-02169-9
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Using meta-barcoding tools to monitor primate meat consumption at dedicated establishments in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. ARPHA Conference Abstracts
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology and Whole-Genome Sequencing for Community-Level Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Selected Urban Communities of Davao City, Philippines: A Pilot Study. medRxiv preprint.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.27.21262450
Keywords: COVID-19, Philippines, SARS-CoV-2, Wastewater-Based Epidemiology, 70. Whole Genome Sequencing
NM author(s): Ineke E. Knot

Ecology, conservation status, and phylogenetic placement of endemic Pristimantis frogs (Anura: Craugastoridae) in Trinidad and Tobago and genetic affinities to Northern Venezuela. Population Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/1438-390X.12107
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Testing angular velocity as a new metric for metabolic demands of slow-moving marine fauna: a case study with Giant spider conchs Lambis truncata. Animal Biotelemetry.
DOI: https://animalbiotelemetry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40317-021-00255-x
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Fingerprinting Arctic and North Atlantic Macroalgae with eDNA–Application and perspectives. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.262
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Integrating environmental variability to broaden the research on coral responses to future ocean conditions. Global Change Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15840
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment. Biological Conservation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109175
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Diversity and Sources of Airborne Eukaryotic Communities (AEC) in the Global Dust Belt over the Red Sea. Earth Syst Environ.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-021-00219-4
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Seagrass (Halophila stipulacea) invasion enhances carbon sequestration in the Mediterranean Sea. Global Change Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15589
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Climate-driven impacts of exotic species on marine ecosystems. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13283
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Flexible Hall sensor made of laser-scribed graphene. npj Flex Electron.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41528-021-00100-4
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Phylogeographic Analysis Suggests a Recent Population Bottleneck in the Rare Red Sea Tridacna squamosina. Frontiers in Marine Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.628142
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Amphibian ranaviruses in Europe: important directions for future research. Facets.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/facets-2020-0007
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

An urban BioBlitz with a twist: rapid biodiversity assessment using aquatic environmental DNA. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.152
Keywords: aquatic habitats, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene, environmental DNA, environmental education, mBRAVE, metabarcoding . NM author(s): Molly Czachur

Aquatic suspended particulate matter as a source of eDNA for fish metabarcoding. Scientific Reports.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.27.063990
NM author(s): Alex Crampton-Platt, Cuong Q. Tang

Bacterial communities on the gills of bonefish (Albula vulpes) in the Florida Keys and The Bahamas show spatial structure and diferential abundance of disease‑associated bacteria. Marine Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-03698-7
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Banking Beyond Deforestation. University of Cambridge Insitute for Sustainability Leadership.
DOI: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/sustainable-finance-publications/banking-beyond-deforestation
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Biodiversity Loss and Land Degradation: An Overview of the Financial Materiality. University of Cambridge Insitute for Sustainability Leadership.
DOI: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/sustainable-finance-publications/financial-materiality-briefings
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Conservation status of the recently described Ecuadorian Amazon parrot Amazona lilacina. Bird Conservation International.
DOI: 10.1017/S0959270920000222 .
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Developing a corporate biodiversity strategy: a primer for the fashion sector. University of Cambridge Insitute for Sustainability Leadership.
DOI: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/natural-resource-security-publications/developing-a-corporate-biodiversity-strategy-a-primer-for-the-fashion-sector
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

DNA Barcoding of Nematodes Using the MinION. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00100
Keywords: MinION, DNA barcoding, biomonitoring, 18S (SSU) rRNA gene, Anisakis simplex, Panagrellus redivivus, Turbatrix aceti, Caenorhabditis elegans
NM author(s): Ineke E. Knot

Echoes of the late Pleistocene in a novel trophic cascade between cougars and feral donkeys. bioRxiv.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.13.439662
Keywords: Functional ecology, trophic cascades, herbivory, predators
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Effects of maternal genotypic identity and genetic diversity of the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle on associated soil bacterial communities: A field based experiment. Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6989
NM author(s): Hayley Craig

Environmental DNA is effective in detecting the federally threatened Louisiana Pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni). Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.126
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

Estimating ecological metrics for holistic conservation management in a biodiverse but information-poor tropical region. Conservation Science and Practice.
DOI: 10.1111/csp2.153
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

European sea urchin somatic and gonadal responses to differing stocking densities and seawater flow rates: a case study for experimental design considerations. J. of Shellfish Research.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2983/035.039.0115
NM author(s): Molly Czachur

Finding Crush: environmental DNA analysis as a tool for tracking the green sea turtle Chelonia mydas in a marine estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00810
NM author(s): Kirsten Harper & Lynsey Harper

Fishing for mammals: Landscape-level monitoring of terrestrial and semi-aquatic communities using eDNA from riverine systems. Journal of Applied Ecology .
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13592
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

Handbook for Nature-related Financial Risks Key concepts and a framework for identification. University of Cambridge Insitute for Sustainability Leadership.
DOI: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/sustainable-finance-publications/handbook-nature-related-financial-risks
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

hardRain: An R package for quick, automated rainfall detection in ecoacoustic datasets using a threshold-based approach. Ecological Indicators.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105793 .
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Homogenization of carnivorous mammal ensembles caused by global range reductions of large-bodied carnivores during the late Quaternary. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0804
Keywords: Functional ecology, functional traits, community disassesmbly, human impacts, paleoecology .
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Introduced herbivores restore Late Pleistocene ecological functions. PNAS.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1915769117
Keywords: Functional ecology, functional traits, community disassesmbly, human impacts, paleoecology
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Key Questions for Next-Generation Biomonitoring. Frontiers in Environmental Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00197 . Keywords: eDNA, metabarcoding, biodiversity assessment, artificial intelligence, ecological networks
NM author(s): Ineke E. Knot

Large-scale Quantification of Vertebrate Biodiversity in Ailaoshan Nature Reserve from Leech iDNA. bioRxiv.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.10.941336
Keywords: environmental DNA, metabarcoding, occupancy, leeches, China, monitoring, conservation, biodiversity
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu

Local scale tree and shrub diversity improves pollination services to shea trees in tropical West African parklands. Journal of Applied Ecology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13640
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Long-term survival of Pseudogymnoascus destructans at elevated temperatures. Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7589/2019-04-106
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Measuring business impacts on nature: A framework to support better stewardship of biodiversity in global supply chains. University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
DOI: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/natural-resource-security-publications/measuring-business-impacts-on-nature
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain. University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
DOI: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/natural-resource-security-publications/modelling-better-business-anglian-waters-approach
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Multiplex microsatellite PCR panels for the neotropical red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle: combining efforts towards a cost-effective and modifiable tool to better inform conservation and management. Conservation Genetics Resources.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-020-01138-8
NM author(s): Hayley Craig

Pollinator monitoring more than pays for itself. Journal of Applied Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13755
NM author(s): Cuong Q. Tang

Regional action plan for the conservation of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) 2020–2030. IUCN SSG.
NM author(s): Benjamin Barca

Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns. Biology and Fertility of Soils.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-020-01440-5
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Simple, sensitive and species-specific assays for detecting quagga and zebra mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis and D. polymorpha) using environmental DNA. Management of Biological Invasions.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2020.11.2.04
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Species detection from aquatic eDNA: Assessing the importance of capture methods. Environmental DNA
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.130
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Speeding up the detection of invasive aquatic species using environmental DNA and nanopore sequencing. bioRxiv
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.09.142521
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Targeted and passive environmental DNA approaches outperform established methods for detection of quagga mussels, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis in flowing water. Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6921
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

The environmental impacts of palm oil and its alternatives. BioRxiv.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.16.951301
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Translational Molecular Ecology in practice: Linking DNA-based methods to actionable marine environmental management. Science of The Total Environment.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140780
Keywords: Molecular methods, Marine policy, Translational molecular ecology, Metabarcoding, Marine bioassessments.
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

Trophic rewilding presents regionally specific opportunities for mitigating climate change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0125
Keywords: Functional ecology, functional traits, community disassesmbly, human impacts, paleoecology .
NM author(s): Owen S. Middleton

Using DNA metabarcoding to investigate diet and niche partitioning in the native European otter (Lutra lutra) and invasive American mink (Neovison vison) . Metabarcoding & Metagenomics .
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.4.56087
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Environmental DNA identifies marine macrophyte contributions to Blue Carbon sediments. Limnology and Oceanography.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11579
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

A DNA mini-barcode for marine macrophytes. Molecular Ecology Resources.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13164
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Global determinants of prey naiveté to exotic predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2978
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Laser-Printed, Flexible Graphene Pressure Sensors. Global Challenges.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/gch2.202000001
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Cellular network Marine Sensor Buoy. 2020 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS).
DOI: 10.1109/SAS48726.2020.9220047
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Ecological effects of non-native species in marine ecosystems relate to co-occurring anthropogenic pressures. Global Change Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14930
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

A framework for experimental scenarios of global change in marine systems using coral reefs as a case study. Royal Society open science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.191118
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

The Small Giant Clam, Tridacna maxima Exhibits Minimal Population Genetic Structure in the Red Sea and Genetic Differentiation From the Gulf of Aden. Frontiers in Marine Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.570361
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Performance of extraction methods for extracellular DNA from sediments across marine habitats. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.48
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Estimates for energy expenditure in free-living animals using acceleration proxies: A reappraisal. Journal of Animal Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13040
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

A validated workflow for rapid taxonomic assignment and monitoring of a national fauna of bees (Apiformes) using high throughput DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology resources
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13056
Keywords: community barcoding, contamination, double dual tagging, illumina sequencing, pollinators
NM author(s): Cuong Q. Tang

Advancing the use of molecular methods for routine freshwater macroinvertebrate biomonitoring – the need for calibration experiments. Metabarcoding & Metagenomics
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Advancing the use of molecular methods for routine freshwater macroinvertebrate biomonitoring–the need for calibration experiments. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.3.34735
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

An efficient and robust laboratory workflow and tetrapod database for larger scale environmental DNA studies. GigaScience.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz029
Keywords: metabarcoding; invertebrate-derived -DNA; environmental DNA; leeches
NM author(s): A. Crampton-Platt, Douglas W Yu

Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of pond water as a tool to survey conservation and management priority mammals in the UK. Biological Conservation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108225
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Environmental DNA facilitates accurate, inexpensive, and multiyear population estimates of millions of anadromous fish. Molecular Ecology Resources .
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13123
Keywords: Alaska, anadromous, eDNA, eulachon, fisheries, Thaleichthys pacificus, Tlingit .
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu

Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) populations are not one and the same: Scottish newts respond differently to Habitat Suitability Index and abiotic factors. The Glasgow Naturalist.
DOI: www.gnhs.org.uk/gn27_supp/Harper_etal_Triturus_cristatus.pdf
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Intricate trophic links between threatened vertebrates confined to a small island in the Atlantic Ocean. Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5105
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Limited dispersion and quick degradation of environmental DNA in fish ponds inferred by metabarcoding. Environmental DNA.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.24
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

Los Bosques Secos Hablan – Conservación De Especies De Aves Amenazadas Del Noroeste Peruano. National Parks Authority, Peru (SERNANP)
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Low abundance of the Endangered timneh parrot Psittacus timneh in one of its presumed strongholds. Oryx .
NM author(s): Benjamin Barca

Outbreaks of an Emerging Viral Disease Covary With Differences in the Composition of the Skin Microbiome of a Wild United Kingdom Amphibian. Frontiers in Microbiology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01245
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds. Hydrobiologia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3750-5
Keywords: Aquatic, Biodiversity, Lentic, Metabarcoding, Quantitative PCR, Survey
NM author(s): Kat Bruce, Lynsey R. Harper

Semi-quantitative characterisation of mixed pollen samples using MinION sequencing and Reverse Metagenomics (RevMet). Ecology and Evolution
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13265
Keywords: bees, diet analysis, genome skim, metabarcoding, metagenomics, MinION, pollen, quantitative
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu

Shifting up a gear with iDNA: From mammal detection events to standardised surveys. Journal of Applied Ecology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13411
Keywords: biodiversity, Borneo, conservation, environmental DNA, invertebrate DNA, leeches, mammals, Southeast Asia
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu, A. Crampton-Platt

SPIKEPIPE: A metagenomic pipeline for the accurate quantification of eukaryotic species occurrences and intraspecific abundance change using DNA barcodes or mitogenomes. Molecular Ecology resources
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13057
Keywords: Araneae, Arthropoda, biomonitoring, COI internal standard, community composition, DNA barcoding, insecta, metagenomics, mitogenomes, mitogenomics
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu

Taming the Wild West of Molecular Tools Application in Aquatic Research and Biomonitoring. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards
DOI: https://biss.pensoft.net/article/37215/download/pdf/
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

The devil is in the detail: Metabarcoding of arthropods provides a sensitive measure of biodiversity response to forest stand composition compared with surrogate measures of biodiversity. Ecological Indicators.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.01.023
Keywords: DNA metabarcoding, Malaise traps, Surrogate measures of biodiversity, Biodiversity indicators, Forest management, Tree identity
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

Towards the use of periphyton as indicators of flow and nutrient alterations for the management of water resources in South Africa. Water Research Commission Report
NM author(s): Vere Ross-Gillespie

Using molecular diet analysis to inform invasive species management: A case study of introduced rats consuming endemic New Zealand frogs. Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4903
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Using remotely sensed and climate data to predict the current and potential future geographic distribution of a bird at multiple scales: the case of Agelastes meleagrides, a western African forest endemic. Avian Research
NM author(s): Benjamin Barca

Flexible conductivity, temperature, and depth sensor for marine environment monitoring. IEEE Sensors.
DOI: 10.1109/SENSORS43011.2019.8956824
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Flexible tag design for semi-continuous wireless data acquisition from marine animals. Flexible and Printed Electronics.
DOI: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2058-8585/ab423f/meta
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Important contribution of macroalgae to oceanic carbon sequestration. Nature Geoscience.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0421-8
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Wearable multifunctional printed graphene sensors. npj Flexible Electronics.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41528-019-0061-5
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Flexible, four-electrode conductivity cell for biologging applications. Results in Materials.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rinma.2019.100009
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Global ecological impacts of marine exotic species. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0851-0
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Are the ecological effects of the “worst” marine invasive species linked with scientific and media attention?. Plos One.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215691
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Role of carbonate burial in Blue Carbon budgets. Nature Communications.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08842-6
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Noninvasive Featherlight Wearable Compliant “Marine Skin”: Standalone Multisensory System for Deep-Sea Environmental Monitoring. Small.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201804385
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Method-dependent influence of environmental variables on reef fish assemblages when comparing trap and video surveys. Marine Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12538
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Fingerprinting Blue Carbon: Rationale and Tools to Determine the Source of Organic Carbon in Marine Depositional Environments. Frontiers in Marine Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00263
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

Climate Indices, Water Temperature, and Fishing Predict Broad Scale Variation in Fishes on Temperate Reefs. Frontiers in Marine Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00030
NM author(s): Nathan Geraldi

A novel approach to wildlife transcriptomics provides evidence of disease-mediated differential expression and changes to the microbiome of amphibian populations. Molecular Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14528
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

An emerging viral pathogen truncates population age structure in a European amphibian and may reduce population viability. PeerJ.
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5949
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Assessment of habitat and survey criteria for the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in Scotland: a case study on a translocated population. Hydrobiologia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3796-4
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

Challenges for assessing vertebrate diversity in turbid Saharan water-bodies using environmental DNA. Genome
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Deliverable 4.2 (D4. 2): Protocol for building and organising reference collections of DNA sequences, EnvMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981). European Union Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme-H2020-WIDESPREAD
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Deliverable 4.3 (D4. 3): Protocol for field collection and preservation of eDNA samples, EnvMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981).
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Deliverable 4.4 (D4. 4): Protocol for next-gen analysis of eDNA samples, EnMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981).
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Deliverable 4.5 (D4. 5): Protocol for the processing of DNA sequence data generated by next-gen platforms, EnMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981).
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Developing DNA-based Techniques in Natural England for Surveying and Monitoring Biodiversity. Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), inpractice
DOI: https://cieem.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/InPractice99_Mar2018.pdf#page=7
NM author(s): Dr Kat Bruce

Development and application of environmental DNA surveillance for the threatened crucian carp (Carassius carassius). Freshwater Biology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13197
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper, Kirsten J. Harper

Development of DNA applications in Natural England 2016/2017 (NECR252). Development of DNA applications in Natural England 2016/2017
DOI: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/5777898271408128
Keywords: DNA, eDNA, sequencing, metabarcoding, monitoring, invertebrates, fish, vascular plants
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

eDNA Metabarcoding for Non-Invasive Fish Surveys. Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), inpractice
NM author(s): Dr Kat Bruce & Cuong Q. Tang

Environmental DNA for the enumeration and management of Pacific salmon. Molecular Ecology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12987
Keywords: environmental DNA, qPCR, Southeast Alaska, fisheries management, Oncorhynchus, ecosystem services, ecosystem functions
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu

Implementation options for DNA-based identification into ecological status assessment under the European Water Framework Directive. Water Research .
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3750-5
Keywords: Aquatic, Biodiversity, Lentic, Metabarcoding, Quantitative PCR, Survey
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

Insect pollination improves yield of Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. paradoxa) in the agroforestry parklands of West Africa. Journal of Pollination Ecology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603(2018)two
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Lessons on risk management from the finance sector for climate change adaptation in Scotland’s forestry sector. ClimateXChange
NM author(s): Susan Davies

Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4013
NM author(s): Lynsey R. Harper

Nest ecology and conservation of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone. Primate Conservation.
DOI: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1200343/28066678/1548606638233/PC32_Barca_et_al_Chimp_nests_Gola_Sierra_Leone.pdf
NM author(s): Benjamin Barca & Cath Tayleur

Oviparous elasmobranch development inside the egg case in 7 key stages. PLOS One.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206984
NM author(s): Molly Czachur

Spatial Data Are Key to Sustainability Standards Increasing and Demonstrating Their Impact. Tropical Conservation Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082918797856
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Stemming the decline of farmland birds: The need for interventions and evaluations at a large scale. Animal Conservation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12425
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Ten year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13159
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

The DNAqua-Net initiative: A COST Action dedicated to the development of pan-European molecular bioassessment tools for aquatic ecosystems. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
DOI: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018EGUGA..2019772V/abstract
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

The role of temperature in egg development of three aquatic insects Lestagella penicillata (Ephemeroptera), Aphanicercella scutata (Plecoptera), Chimarra ambulans (Trichoptera) from South Africa. Journal of thermal biology.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.11.008 .
Keywords: Sub-lethal effects of temperature, Egg Development, Autecology, Thermal Reaction Norms .
NM author(s): Vere Ross-Gillespie

Where are commodity crops certified, and what does it mean for conservation and poverty alleviation?. Biological Conservation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.09.024
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Why we need sustainable networks bridging countries, disciplines, cultures and generations for aquatic biomonitoring 2.0: a perspective derived from the DNAqua-Net COST action. Advances in ecological research.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2018.01.001
NM author(s): Kat Bruce

A new approach to assessing the risk to woodland from pest and diseases. Forestry
NM author(s): Susan Davies

An ecological role for assortative mating under infection?. Conservation Genetics.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs10592-017-0951-9
NM author(s): Lewis Campbell

Carrion Fly-Derived DNA Metabarcoding Is An Effective Tool For Mammal Surveys: Evidence From A Known Tropical Mammal Community. bioRxiv.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/133405
Keywords: DNA barcoding, DNA metabarcoding, molecular species identification, multinomial regression, statistical model, taxonomic assignment, taxonomic placement

Comparisons between two Antarctic nematodes: cultured Panagrolaimus sp. DAW1 and field-sourced Panagrolaimus davidi. Nematology .
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Connecting Earth Observation to High-Throughput Biodiversity Data. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
DOI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63344/
Keywords: Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Decision making, Ecosystem services, Environmental impact

Evolution: Taking the Sting out of Wasp Phylogenetics. Current Biology.
DOI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217303536
NM author(s): Alfried P. Vogler

Extreme and complex variation in range-wide abundances across a threatened Neotropical bird community. Diversity and Distributions.
DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12577
NM author(s): Christian Devenish

Global coverage of agricultural sustainability standards, and their role in conserving biodiversity. Conservation Letters.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12314
NM author(s): Cath Tayleur

Independent evolution of sexual dimorphism and female limited mimicry in swallowtail butterflies (Papilio dardanus and Papilio phorcas). Molecular ecology.
DOI: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mec.14012
Keywords: Batesian mimicry, Papilio phorcas, Phylogenomics, Polymorphism, Sexual selection, Transcriptome
NM author(s): Alfried P. Vogler

Ingestion of infected roots by feral pigs provides a minor vector pathway for kauri dieback disease Phytophthora agathidicida. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
NM author(s): Bastian Egeter

Intraspecific genetic variation in complex assemblages from mitochondrial metagenomics: comparison with DNA barcode. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/2041-210X.12667
Keywords: Chrysomelidae, DNA barcodes, genome skimming, intraspecific variability, mitochondrial metagenomics, mito‐metagenomics, population genetics
NM author(s): A. Crampton-Platt

Metabarcoding of freshwater invertebrates to detect the effects of a pesticide spill. Molecular Ecology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14410
Keywords: Biomonitoring, Community ecology, DNA barcoding, Freshwater ecosystems, Invertebrates
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu , Kat Bruce

Quantifying uncertainty of taxonomic placement in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12721
Keywords: Biodiversity, DNA barcoding, eDNA, Metabarcoding

The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2579
Keywords: Data sharing, Global biodiversity modeling, Global change, Habitat destruction, Land use

The latest chapter in a conservation story: completing 10 years of post-translocation monitoring for a population of great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) in Scotland. The Glasgow Naturalist.
DOI: http://www.glasgownaturalhistory.org.uk/gn26_4/Harper_et_al_Gartcosh_newts.pdf
NM author(s): Lynsey Harper

The mitochondrial genome of Iberobaenia (Coleoptera: Iberobaeniidae): first rearrangement of protein-coding genes in the beetles. Mitochondrial DNA Part A.
DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/19401736.2015.1115488
Keywords: Coleoptera, Elateroidea, Gene rearrangement, Mitochondrial metagenomics, Mitochondrion
NM author(s): Alfried P. Vogler

The mitogenome of Hydropsyche pellucidula (Hydropsychidae): first gene arrangement in the insect order Trichoptera. Mitochondrial DNA Part A.
DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/19401736.2015.1110803
Keywords: Biomonitoring, Hydropsychoidae, Mitochondrial rearrangement, Mitochondrial metagenomics .
NM author(s): A. Crampton-Platt

The phylogeny of Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and the performance of mitochondrial genomes in phylogenetic inference compared to nuclear rRNA genes. Cladistics.
DOI: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cla.12196
NM author(s): Alfried P. Vogler

Using eDNA to detect the distribution and density of invasive crayfish in the Honghe-Hani rice terrace World Heritage site. Plos One .
NM author(s): Douglas W. Yu

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