Rob Dunn and the scientists, communicators and volunteers in his lab aim to tell the stories of the small species–whether on our bodies, under our beds or in our backyards–humans interact with every day but tend to ignore. The ecology and evolution of these species in our private places has barely begun to be explored.
Penick CA, Savage AM, and RR Dunn. 2015. Stable isotopes reveal links between human food inputs and urban ant diets. Proc. R. Soc. B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2608.
NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment, Laura J. Martin, ,Rachel I. Adams, Ashley Bateman, Holly M. Bik, John Hawks, Sarah M. Hird, David Hughes, Steven W. Kembel, Kerry Kinney, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, Gabriel Levy, Craig McClain, James F. Meadow, Raul F. Medina, Gwynne Mhuireach, Corrie S. Moreau, Jason Munshi-South, Lauren M. Nichols, Clare Palmer, Laura Popova, Coby Schal, Martin Täubel,Michelle Trautwein, Juan A. Ugalde, Robert R. Dunn (2015) Evolution of the indoor biome. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.02.001. View PDF
Flores, G.E., Caporaso, J.G., Henley, J.B., Rideout, J.R., Domogala, D., Chase, J., Leff, J.W., Vázquez-Baeza, Y., Gonzalez, A., Knight, R., Dunn, R.R., Fierer, N. 2015. Temporal variability is a personalized feature of the human microbiome. Genome biology 15 (12), 531 View PDF.