Understanding the host genomic and microbial metagenomic underpinnings of animal behavior
A longitudinal experiment with outbred mice in which the behavioral patterns of the animals are studied in parallel with transcriptomic and microbiota metagenomics in a concatenation of environmental stressors.
Studying gut microbiota dynamics responding to environmental changes in multiple wild species
A longitudinal experiment in which the gut microbiota dynamics of different animal species are studied in a common garden experiment with temperature, humidity and dietary variation.
Research on the effect of housing conditions in the microbiota of animals
A longitudinal analysis on the effect of housing conditions, environmental enrichment and access to environmental microbes in the microbiota of wild animals.