In June 2013, I had the pleasure of participating in “Evolution of the Indoor Biome”, a fantastic Catalysis Meeting at NESCent spearheaded by Craig McClain and Rob Dunn. One of the long-awaited outputs from that meeting was an eponymous review paper discussing this nascent field, our current knowledge, and future research needs. After a long and circuitous review process, we’re over the moon to finally see our review paper published in TREE:
NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment, Laura J. Martin, Rachel I. Adams, Ashley Bateman, Holly M. Bik, John Hawks, Sarah M. Hird, David Hughes, Steven W. Kembel, Kerry Kinney, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, Gabriel Levy, Craig McClain, James F. Meadow, Raul F. Medina, Gwynne Mhuireach, Corrie S. Moreau, Jason Munshi-South, Lauren M. Nichols, Clare Palmer, Laura Popova, Coby Schal, Martin Täubel, Michelle Trautwein, Juan A. Ugalde, Robert R. Dunn (in press) Evolution of the Indoor Biome, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.02.001
Many thanks to lead author Laura Martin and senior author Rob Dunn for their hard work in revising and reworking this paper over the course of the past year!