**It is with great pleasure we announce that, effective immediately, Dr. Brian Hayden will assume the role of Director of the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB). Dr. Hayden has served as the SINLAB Science Manager since 2014 and has a wealth of experience in the application of stable isotope analyses to the study of aquatic and terrestrial systems. He obtained his PhD in 2009 from University College Dublin, Ireland and subsequently took up a postdoctoral fellowship at Queens University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and the University of Helsinki (Finland). Since coming to UNB and the SINLAB in 2014, Dr. Hayden has successfully established a research program focused on assessing trophic dynamics in aquatic and terrestrial food webs across six continents using carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope biomarkers. Dr Rick Cinjak, the founding Director of the SINLAB, is stepping down from his role as he is retiring this summer. Please join us in congratulating Brian in his new leadership role in the SINLAB and wishing Rick all the best in his retirement.**
The Stable Isotopes In Nature Laboratory (SINLAB) is part of the Canadian Rivers Institute located in the Biology Department at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
The SINLAB is one of the few stable isotope labs in Canada with an ecological focus. In addition to our support of a dynamic research team at the University of New Brunswick, we serve an international clientele of researchers working in terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems.
The SINLAB uses Continuous Flow Isotope Mass Spectrometry (CFIRMS) technology and is able to analyze a variety of sample and tissue types for ratios of carbon (13C/12C), nitrogen (15N/14N), and hydrogen (2H,1H).
We are very interested in developing innovative uses of stable isotope analysis, and welcome new ideas and projects to the lab.