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  • PhD studentship at the Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory, University of Southampton, UK

    1 December, by BRANDNER Melissa

    The Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory, at the University of Southampton, UK, is offering an exciting opportunity to apply metabarcoding techniques to unearth ancient colonisation and land use patterns.
    Rathlin is a small island off the coast of N-Ireland. It has a long and well-studied history of human settlement and land use. First settled in the Mesolithic, deforested in the Bronze Age, the first place in the Irish Sea to be raided by Vikings in AD 795, a population boom to over 1200 inhabitants in the 17th-18th centuries, followed by a population crash because of the 1850s Famine. Rathlin provides a natural gateway to Ireland and so can be used to define the biogeographical border in this region. This PhD project provides a unique opportunity to test out new palaeoecolocal methods, and particularly sediment DNA (sedaDNA) of determining past ecological history including the timing of species immigration.
    Location: Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory University of Southampton, UK (...)

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  • BRANDNER Melissa
    • University of Nordland
    • Bodø (Norway)
  • BROCHMANN Christian
    • National Centre for Biosystematics
    • Oslo (Norway)
  • CHARITON Anthony
    • CSIRO Land and Water
    • Lucas Heights NA (Australia)
  • DEAGLE Bruce
    • University of Victoria
    • Victoria (Canada)
  • Eric Coissac
    • LECA
    • Grenoble (France)
  • KASAPIDIS Panagiotis
    • Hellenic Center for Marine Research
    • Irakleion, Crete (Greece)
  • PAWLOWSKI Jan
    • Université de Genève
    • Genève 4 (Switzerland)
  • TABERLET Pierre
    • LECA,
    • Grenoble (France)
  • WILLERSLEV Eske
    • Centre for GeoGenetics
    • Copenhagen (Denmark)
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  • Vodka, Bison and Metabarcoding

    31 July 2015, by BRANDNER Melissa

    The start of last month saw the occurrence of the Fifth Metabarcoding Spring School held in Białowieża National Park , Poland. A variety of scientists attended from all over the globe to learn, share and inspire with unique stories of metabarcoding.
    The scientists at the Mammal Research Institute PAS in Białowieża National Park hosted this year’s workshop. And our hats go off to them for the organizational skills, warmth and hospitality. During the week, experienced metabarcoders gave lectures on their trials and tribulations in the field of metabarcoding, sparking conversations between the attendees. The end of the first day saw flash talks from all participants of the event, creating an icebreaker and showing the wide variety of applications for metabarcoding, including, dietary studies, environmental health, fundamental ecology and exploration of rare and ancient habitats.
    Pierre Taberlet (who is rumoured to run 8000 PCR a day!) taught technical aspects such as DNA extraction in (...)

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