Bernd_Hanfling

Dr Bernd Haenfling

Senior Lecturer/ Chair of the Evolutionary Biology Group (EvoHull)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Dr Bernd Hänfling is a senior lecturer and molecular ecologist with more than 20 years' experience in studying the ecology and evolution of freshwater organisms. He has been applying his scientific expertise to teach undergraduate students in ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation since 2007. Current research projects focus on the application of eDNA and 'next generation sequencing' approaches. They include eDNA analysis of freshwater fish communities, assessing the impact of invasive species and population genomics of pond fish. School of Environmental Sciences

Journal Article

Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds

Harper, L. R., Buxton, A. S., Rees, H. C., Bruce, K., Brys, R., Halfmaerten, D., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds. Hydrobiologia, 826(1), 25-41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3750-5

The effect of filtration method on the efficiency of environmental DNA capture and quantification via metabarcoding

Li, J., Lawson Handley, L. J., Read, D. S., & Hänfling, B. (2018). The effect of filtration method on the efficiency of environmental DNA capture and quantification via metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(5), 1102-1114. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12899

Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types

Sellers, G. S., Di Muri, C., Gómez, A., & Hänfling, B. (2018). Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 2, e24556. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.24556

Implementation options for DNA-based identification into ecological status assessment under the European Water Framework Directive

Hering, D., Borja, A., Jones, J. I., Pont, D., Boets, P., Bouchez, A., …Kelly, M. (2018). Implementation options for DNA-based identification into ecological status assessment under the European Water Framework Directive. Water Research, 138, 192-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.03.003

Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)

Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Hahn, C., Boonham, N., Rees, H. C., Gough, K. C., …Hänfling, B. (2018). Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 6330-6341. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4013

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Hänfling welcomes applications in the fields of environmental DNA, population genomics and phylogeography. Completed PhDs PhDs - Dr Hastings Zidana (2006-2008) - Thomas Mathers (2009-2013) - Dr Andrea Simon (2008-2012) - Cathleen Thomas (2008-2012) - Dr Daniel Jeffries (2011-2015) Postdocs - Dr David Weetman (2003-2006) - Dr Helen Wilcock (2004) - Dr Thorid Zierold (2006-2007) - Dr Isabela Douterelo-Soler (2008) - Dr Mark Cullings (2010-2013) - Dr Caitriona McInnerney (2013-2014) - Dr Helen Kimbell (2015-2016) - Dr Harriet Johnson (2016-2017) - Dr Peter Shum (2016-2017) - Dr Hayley Watson (2016-2017) Current PhD supervisions - Jianlong Lee (from 2014) - Rosetta Blackman (from 2014) - Lynsey Harper (from 2015) - Marco Benucci (from 2015) - Graham Sellers (from 2015) - Cristina Di Muri (from 2016)