Benjamin G. Jackson

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A genetic map is an ordering of genetic markers constructed from genetic linkage data for use in linkage studies and experimental design. While traditional methods have focused on constructing maps from a single population study, increasingly maps are generated for multiple lines and populations of the same organism. For example, in crop plants, where the(More)
BACKGROUND The de novo assembly of genomes and transcriptomes from short sequences is a challenging problem. Because of the high coverage needed to assemble short sequences as well as the overhead of modeling the assembly problem as a graph problem, the methods for short sequence assembly are often validated using data from BACs or small sized prokaryotic(More)
A genetic map is an ordering of geneticmarkers calculated from a population of known lineage.While traditionally a map has been generated from a singlepopulation for each species, recently researchers have createdmaps from multiple populations. In the face of thesenew data, we address the need to find a consensus map — a map that combines the(More)
Aim Recent meta-analyses have revealed that plant traits and their phylogenetic history influence decay rates of dead wood and leaf litter, but it remains unknown if decay rates of wood and litter covary over a wide range of tree species and across ecosystems. We evaluated the relationships between species-specific wood and leaf litter decomposability, as(More)
Feather mosses form a thick ground layer in boreal forests that can intercept incoming litter fall. This interception may influence the decomposition of incoming litter but this has been little explored. We investigated how the moss layer influences decomposition of intercepted litter along a 362-year fire driven forest chronosequence in northern Sweden(More)
U ltrafast lasers, with pulse durations shorter than 10 –13 s — less time than it takes for atoms to move — have already led to Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics. These lasers are ideal for probing and controlling chemical reactions. Our group has three well-funded thrust areas of scientific leadership: (a) Control of strong-field laser matter(More)
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