Marquina D., Buczek M., Ronquist F., Łukasik P. 2021.The effect of ethanol concentration on the morphological and molecular preservation of insects for biodiversity studies. PeerJ,

Arribas, P., Andújar, C., Bidartondo, M.I., Bohmann, K., Coissac, É. et al. 2021. Connecting high‐throughput biodiversity inventories: Opportunities for a site‐based genomic framework for global integration and synthesis. Molecular Ecology 


IBA has developed several lab protocols for processing bulk insect samples to use in metabarcoding. We make all our protocols publicly available through the links below.


Hartop E., Häggqvist S., Ulefors S.O. & Ronquist F. 2021. Scuttling towards monophyly: phylogeny of the mega‐diverse genus Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae). Systematic Entomology,

Karlsson D., Forshage M., Holston K. & Ronquist F. 2020. The data of the Swedish Malaise Trap Project, a countrywide inventory of Sweden's insect fauna. Biodiversity Data Journal

Karlsson D., Hartop E., Forshage M., Jaschhof M. & Ronquist F. 2020. The Swedish Malaise trap project: a 15 year retrospective on a countrywide insect inventory. Biodiversity Data Journal,

Ronquist F., Forshage M., Häggqvist S., Karlsson D., Hovmöller R., et al. 2020. Completing Linnaeus’s inventory of the Swedish insect fauna: Only 5,000 species left?. PLOS ONE

Hugerth L. W. & Andersson A. F. 2017. Analysing Microbial Community Composition through Amplicon Sequencing: From Sampling to Hypothesis Testing. Frontiers in microbiology,

Alneberg J., Bennke C., Beier S., Bunse C., Quince C. et al. 2020. Ecosystem-wide metagenomic binning enables prediction of ecological niches from genomes. Communications Biology,

Abdelfattah A., Wisniewski M., Schena L. & Tack A. J. M. 2021. Experimental evidence of microbial inheritance in plants and transmission routes from seed to phyllosphere and root. Environmental Microbiology,

Zewdie B., Tack A. J. M., Ayalew B., Adugna G., Nemomissa S. et al. 2021. Temporal dynamics and biocontrol potential of a hyperparasite on coffee leaf rust across a landscape in Arabica coffee’s native range. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment,

van Dijk, L. J. A., Ehrlén J. & Tack, A. J. M. 2020. The timing and asymmetry of plant-pathogen-insect interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B,

Abrego N., Roslin T., Huotari T., Tack A. J. M.,  Lindahl B. D. et al. 2020. Accounting for environmental variation in co-occurrence modeling reveals the importance of positive interactions in root-associated fungal communities. Molecular Ecology,

Abrego N., Huotari T., Tack A. J. M., Lindahl B. D., Tikhonov G. et al. 2020. Higher host-plant specialization of root-associated endophytes than mycorrhizal fungi along an arctic elevational gradient. Ecology and Evolution,

Faticov M., Ekholm A., Roslin T. & Tack A. J. M. 2020. Climate and host genotype jointly shape tree phenology, disease levels and insect attacks. Oikos,

Rasmussen P. U., Bennett A. E. & Tack A. J. M. 2020. The impact of elevated temperature and drought on the ecology and evolution of plant-soil microbe interactions. Journal of Ecology,

Rasmussen P. U., Chareesri A., Neilson R., Bennett A. E.  & Tack A. J. M. 2019. The impact of dispersal, plant genotype and nematodes on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization. Soil Biology and Biochemistry,

Desprez-Loustau M.-L., Massot M., Toïgo M., Fort T., Aday G. et al. 2018. From leaf to continent: the multi-scale distribution of an invasive cryptic pathogen complex on oak. Fungal Ecology,

Rasmussen P.U., Hugerth L., Andersson A., Lindahl B. & Tack A. J. M. 2018. Multi-scale patterns and drivers of AM fungal communities in the roots and root-associated soil of a wild perennial herb. New Phytologist,

Blanchet F. G., Roslin T., Kimura M. T., Kaartinen R., Gripenberg S. & Tack A. J. M. 2018. Related herbivore species show similar temporal dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology,

Eitzinger B., Roslin T., Vesterinen E., Robinson S. I. & O'Gorman E. J. 2021. Temperature affects both the Grinnellian and Eltonian dimensions of ecological niches– A tale of two Arctic wolf spiders. Basic and Applied Ecology

Kankaanpää T., Vesterinen E., Hardwick B. V. P., Schmidt N. M., Andersson T. et al. 2020. Parasitoids indicate major climate-induced shifts in arctic communities. Global Change Biology,

Ji Y., Huotari T., Roslin T., Schmidt N. M., Wang J. et al.  2020. SPIKEPIPE: A metagenomic pipeline for the accurate quantification of eukaryotic species occurrences and intraspecific abundance change using DNA barcodes or mitogenomes. Molecular Ecology Resources,

Antao L., Pöyry J., Leinonen R. & Roslin T. 2020. Contrasting latitudinal patterns in diversity and stability in a high-latitude species-rich moth community. Global Ecology and Biogeography,

Marquina D., Anderssson A. Ronquist F. 2019. New mitochondrial primers for metabarcoding of insects, designed and evaluated using in silico methods. Molecular Ecology Resources

Kaunisto K. M., Roslin T., Forbes M. R., Morrill A., Sääksjärvi I. E. et al.  2019. Threats from the air: damselfly predation on diverse prey taxa. Journal of Animal Ecology

Tiusanen M., Huotari T., Hebert P. D. N., Andersson T., Asmus A. et al. 2019. Flower-visitor communities of an arcto-alpine plant– global patterns in species richness, phylogenetic diversity and ecological functioning. Molecular Ecology,

Eitzingez B., Abrego N., Gravel D., Huotari T., Vesterinen E.J. et al.  2019. Assessing changes in arthropod predator-prey interactions through DNA-based gut content analysis – variable environment, stable diet. Molecular Ecology,

Koskinen J., Roslin T., Nyman T., Abrego N., Michell C. et al. 2019. Finding flies in the mushroom soup: host specificity of fungus‐associated communities revisited with a novel molecular method. Molecular Ecology,

Roslin T. V., Traugott M., Jonsson M., Creer S. & Symondson, W. O. C. 2019. Special issue on species interactions, ecological networks and community dynamics: untangling the entangled bank using molecular techniques. Molecular Ecology