Dr. Susan Kennedy


  1. Kennedy SR, Tsau S, Gillespie R, & Krehenwinkel H. 2020. Are you what you eat? A highly transient and prey-influenced gut microbiome in the grey house spider Badumna longinqua. Molecular Ecology 2020:1-15. doi.org/10.1111/mec.15370
  2. Kennedy SR, Prost S, Overcast I, Rominger AJ, Gillespie RG, & Krehenwinkel H. 2020. High throughput sequencing for community analysis: The promise of DNA barcoding to uncover diversity, relatedness, abundances and interactions in spider communities. Development, Genes and Evolution 1-17. doi.org/10.1007/s00427-020-00652-x
  3. de Kerdrel GA, Andersen J, Kennedy SR, Gillespie R, & Krehenwinkel H. 2020. Rapid and cost-effective generation of single specimen multilocus barcoding data from whole arthropod communities by multiple levels of multiplexing. Scientific Reports 10:1-12. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54927-z
  4. Kennedy S, Lim JY, Clavel J, Krehenwinkel H, & Gillespie RG. 2019. Spider webs, stable isotopes and molecular gut content analysis: Multiple lines of evidence support trophic niche differentiation in a community of Hawaiian spiders. Functional Ecology 33:1722-1733. doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13361
  5. Krehenwinkel H, Pomerantz A, Henderson JB, Kennedy SR, Lim JY, Swamy V, Shoobridge JD, Graham N, Patel NH, Gillespie RG, & Prost S. 2019. Nanopore sequencing of long ribosomal DNA amplicons enables portable and simple biodiversity assessments with high phylogenetic resolution across broad taxonomic scale. GigaScience 8:p.giz006. doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz006
  6. Krehenwinkel H, Kennedy SR, Adams SA, Stephenson GT, Roy K, & Gillespie RG. 2019. Multiplex PCR targeting lineage‐specific SNPs: A highly efficient and simple approach to block out predator sequences in molecular gut content analysis. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:982-993. doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13183
  7. Krehenwinkel H, Kennedy SR, Rueda A, Lam A, & Gillespie RG. 2018. Scaling up DNA barcoding – Primer sets for simple and cost efficient arthropod systematics by multiplex PCR and Illumina amplicon sequencing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2018:1-13. doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13064
  8. Kennedy SR, Dawson TE, & Gillespie RG. 2018. Stable isotopes of Hawaiian spiders reflect substrate properties along a chronosequence. PeerJ 6:e4527. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4527
  9. Krehenwinkel H, Fong M, Kennedy S, Huang EG, Noriyuki S, Cayetano L, & Gillespie R. 2018. The effect of DNA degradation bias in passive sampling devices on metabarcoding studies of arthropod communities and their associated microbiota. PLoS ONE 13:e0189188. doi.org 10.1371/journal.pone.0189188
  10. Krehenwinkel H, Kennedy S, Pekár S, & Gillespie RG. 2017. A cost-efficient and simple protocol to enrich prey DNA from extractions of predatory arthropods for large scale gut content analysis by Illumina sequencing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:126-134. doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12647