Jan Macher

Jan Macher

I am a molecular ecologist with a strong interest in biodiversity. In my research I use a combination of ecological and molecular tools to understand how stressors impact on all levels of biodiversity, from ecosystems to genes. I am especially interested in how biodiversity changes along ecological gradients, and I use genetic information obtained through barcoding, metabarcoding and metagenomic sequencing to infer the diversity of species and communities.

Keywords

Molecular ecology, Metabarcoding, Metagenomics, Biomonitoring, Communities, Stress response, Ecological gradients

Dr. Jan- Niklas Macher

Postdoctoral researcher
Marine biodiversity

jan.macher@naturalis.nl
+31 (0)71 751 9600
https://twitter.com/jnmscience

Key
publications

  • Macher, J. N., Salis, R. K., Blakemore, K. S., Tollrian, R., Matthaei, C. D., & Leese, F. (2016). Multiple-stressor effects on stream invertebrates: DNA barcoding reveals contrasting responses of cryptic mayfly species. Ecological Indicators61, 159-169.
  • Macher, J. N., Vivancos, A., Piggott, J. J., Centeno, F. C., Matthaei, C. D., & Leese, F. (2018). Comparison of environmental DNA and bulk‐sample metabarcoding using highly degenerate cytochrome c oxidase I primers. Molecular ecology resources18(6), 1456-1468.
  • Weigand, A. M., & Macher, J. N. (2018). A DNA metabarcoding protocol for hyporheic freshwater meiofauna: Evaluating highly degenerate COI primers and replication strategy. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics2, e26869.
  • Macher, J. N., Rozenberg, A., Pauls, S. U., Tollrian, R., Wagner, R., & Leese, F. (2015). Assessing the phylogeographic history of the montane caddisfly Thremma gallicum using mitochondrial and restriction‐site‐associated DNA (RAD) markers. Ecology and evolution5(3), 648-662.
  • Macher, J. N., Zizka, V. M. A., Weigand, A. M., & Leese, F. (2018). A simple centrifugation protocol for metagenomic studies increases mitochondrial DNA yield by two orders of magnitude. Methods in Ecology and Evolution9(4), 1070-1074.

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Publications