Nature Counts LAB

Dr. Joanne Littlefair

Ecological monitoring of rapid biodiversity change

My research combines the latest molecular, bioinformatic and big data approaches with fieldwork. We are developing projects around measuring organism abundance with eDNA and the optimal design of eDNA field surveys…more

Bioinformatics methods development

How can we usefully define Molecular Operational Taxonomic Unit (MOTU) in eukaryotic meta barcoding and how does this relate to species concepts?…more

Trophic interactions along environmental gradients

I use meta barcoding to determine trophic relationships through dietary analysis and to investigate the physical and environmental influences on predator-prey relationships…more

“Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.”

Rosalind Franklin, chemist, molecular biologist, and one of the key figures behind unlocking the structure of human DNA