Jeremy deWaard

New preprint online

July 21st, 2019 at 7:56 pm

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The preprint for this manuscript is now available on bioRxiv:

deWaard, J.R., Ratnasingham, S., Zakharov, E.V., Borisenko, A.V., Steinke, D., Telfer, A.C., Perez, K.H.J., Sones, J.E., Young, M.R., Levesque-Beaudin, V., Sobel, C.N., Abrahamyan, A., Bessonov, K., Blagoev, G., deWaard, S.L., Ho, C., Ivanova, N.V., Layton, K.K.S., Lu, L., Manjunath, R., McKeown, J.T.A., Milton, M.A., Miskie, R., Monkhouse, N., Naik, S., Nikolova, N., Pentinsaari, M., Prosser, S.W.J., Radulovici, A.E., Steinke, C., Warne, C.P., Hebert, P.D.N. A reference library for the identification of Canadian invertebrates: 1.5 million DNA barcodes, voucher specimens, and genomic samples. bioRxiv: 701805. doi:10.1101/701805

The title is quite self-explanatory — you can get to it here.

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Advancing the genomic revolution of species delimitation

April 5th, 2019 at 1:10 pm

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I recently attended the kick-off meeting for a new $1.1M project I’m involved in – ‘Advancing the genomic revolution of species delimitation’ – held in Oulu, Finland. The project is led by Marko Mutanen at the University of Oulu and will investigate the application of emergent genomic tools (e.g. Anchored Hybrid Enrichment) for species delimitation — to move the field of taxonomy into the genomic era. See a small media release on the project/meeting here.

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Biota of Canada: Part 1: The Terrestrial Arthropods now out

January 30th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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The first issue of ‘The Biota of Canada – A Biodiversity Assessment’ is now out, covering terrestrial arthropods. CBG and barcode data played a big role in it, so there’s a short media release on the CBG page.

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Banded grove snail invades…more than once!

December 18th, 2018 at 12:57 pm

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Our paper on the multiple introductions of Cepaea nemoralis in North America is now online. It was a neat side project with four neat colleagues: Kara Layton (now here), Connor Warne (PhD student in UofG SES), Annegret Nicolai and Armelle Ansart (both from Université Rennes).

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Expedited assessment of terrestrial arthropods

November 15th, 2018 at 5:18 am

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Our article describing the protocol for barcode-based inventories using malaise traps, including a pilot study in Point Pelee National Park, is now online at Genome.

deWaard, J.R., Levesque-Beaudin, V., deWaard, S.L., Ivanova, N., McKeown, J., Miskie, R., Naik, S., Perez, K., Ratnasingham, S.R., Sobel, C.N., Sones, J., Steinke, C., Telfer, A.C., Young, A., Young, M.R., Zakharov, E.V. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2018. Expedited assessment of terrestrial arthropod diversity by coupling Malaise traps with DNA barcoding. Genome: In press. doi: 10.1139/gen-2018-0093 bioRxiv preprint: 192732. doi:10.1101/192732

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CBG’s genomic samples made visible

May 25th, 2018 at 8:43 pm

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There has been some local media buzz around our recent project making over 1.5 million genomic DNA samples discoverable online. There was an article in the Guelph Mercury and two press releases — one from the university and one by CBG. It stemmed from a grant we received from GGBN to make our Canadian samples visible through our new IPT; the project was all wrapped up with this talk in Vienna:

deWaard, J.R., Telfer, A.C., and Zakharov, E.V. “The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics: State of the Archives.” Global Genome Biodiversity Network, Vienna Austria. May 25, 2018.

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Two preprints online

October 30th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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We recently submitted two preprints to BioRxiv — there is of course a lot of debate (see here and here) around posting your papers to preprint servers such as this, prior to peer review.  It will be interesting to go through the full process firsthand, then decide if we’ll ever do it again…

Hebert, P.D.N., Braukmann, T.W.A., Prosser, S.W.J., Ratnasingham, S., deWaard, J.R., Ivanova, N.V., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Naik, S., Sones, J.E. and Zakharov E.V. 2017. A Sequel to Sanger: Amplicon sequencing that scales. bioRxiv: 191619. doi:10.1101/191619

deWaard, J.R., Levesque-Beaudin, V., deWaard, S.L., Ivanova, N., McKeown, J., Miskie, R., Naik, S., Perez, K., Ratnasingham, S.R., Sobel, C.N., Sones, J., Steinke, C., Telfer, A.C., Young, A., Young, M.R., Zakharov, E.V. & Hebert, P.D.N. Expedited assessment of terrestrial arthropod diversity by coupling Malaise traps with DNA barcoding. bioRxiv: 192732. doi:10.1101/192732

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DNA Barcoding Course begins April 3, 2017

March 27th, 2017 at 9:02 pm

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There’s still time and space to apply for the Introduction to DNA Barcoding course I’m instructing. Register here.

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In the news…

February 21st, 2013 at 5:28 am

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A few research programs I’m involved in are featured in an At Guelph article — find it here.  The School Malaise Trap Project it discusses, which begins classroom visits Feb 26, has a newly minted website.

 

 

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Mentioned in National Post article…

March 1st, 2012 at 6:37 pm

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My name was dropped, as were the details of a couple of projects (here and here) I worked on with Leland Humble, in Friday Feb 24th’s edition of the National Post.  You can find the article here.

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