Sunday, 27 September 2015

Otso Ovaskainen - Studying species interactions

The second paper in our reading group, for Friday (2nd October) at 1pm, is by Otso Ovaskainen from the University of Helsinki.  Otso studies population dynamics and species co-occurrence in ecology with an interest in modelling metagenomics data.

We will read a 2010 paper in Ecology from his group titled Modeling species co-occurrence by multivariate logistic regression generates new hypotheses on fungal interactions

Monday, 21 September 2015

Doug Yu - Studying communities using metagenomics data

The first paper in our reading group, for Friday (25th September) at 1, is by Doug Yu from the University of East Anglia.  Doug is at the forefront when it comes to biodiversity sampling using genetic techniques such as "barcoding" as a shortcut to species identification (and potentially as a way to sample cryptic species).

We will read a 2013 paper in Ecology Letters from his group titled Reliable, verifiable and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding