The lab on occasion engages on research projects a bit away from our main areas of expertise. Julie Jedlicka was an NSF postdoc in our group working on NGS approaches to study bird predation. The question was how does one determine what small predatory birds are eating? Julie overcame lots of technical challenges during this project, and together with Elaine Vo (former Integrative Biology student) they have now published the major component of that effort. You can read the paper here – PDF – the work is pretty cool.
The work also got picked up by various websites: