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.
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.
Habitat and species identity, not diversity, predict the extent of refuse consumption by urban arthropods
Youngsteadt, E., Henderson, R. C., Savage, A. M., Ernst, A. F., Dunn, R. R. and Frank, S. D. (2014), Habitat and species identity, not diversity, predict the extent of refuse consumption by urban arthropods. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12791. View PDF.
Just MG*, Norton JF*, Traud AL*, Antonelli T*, Poteate AS*, Backus GA*, Snyder-Beattie A*, Sanders RW, and RR Dunn 2014. Global biogeographic regions in a human-dominated world: the case of human diseases. Ecosphere 5:art143. View PDF.