Mainstreaming Microbes across Biomes
Microbiomes are vitally important and a recently published review of microbial science highlights the value of environmental microbiome science by describing current and potential future applications.
Measuring Biodiversity with eDNA
To count the fish species present, we compared our eDNA methods with more conventional methods, like filming fishes underwater.
Environomics Newsletter December 2019
Read our second newsletter sent out in December 2019, with a research highlight, profiled ECR and link to our second video.
Environomics Newsletter May 2019
Read our newsletter sent out in May 2019, with a research highlight, ECR profile and workshop summary.
Museum epigenetics: Charting the future by unlocking the past
Environomics researchers have described the potential of museum specimens to yield information on which genes were turned on and off in the past to enable animals to respond to environmental change.
The first evidence is in, in the case of mysterious microbes
In a paper just published Xiao Deng and colleagues showed that sulfate-reducing bacteria can use self-synthesized FeS nanoparticles on their cell surface to acquire energy.
A genomic predictor of lifespan in vertebrates
Ben Mayne, early career researcher, together with colleagues from the Environomics FSP have discovered a simple way to estimate how long a species lives using DNA.
Unlocking the secrets of mysterious microbes
In June, we delved a little deeper into the science of energy acquisition beneath the surface of the earth and published a blog about Xiao Deng’s ‘shocking’ research.