TO SAVE OUR LIVING PLANET
TO SAVE OUR LIVING PLANET
barcode index numbers (species proxy)
Discover how the ability to
read biodiversity will impact you
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we can read life on our planet
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identification at your fingertips
iBOL is working to establish an earth observation system that will reveal species, including their dynamics and interactions.
Tracking ecosystems and revealing symbiomes – distinct fungal, plant, and animal species associated with host organisms – before the middle of this century by completing three research program:
The 2nd iBOL PROGRAM
2019 – 2027
BIOSCAN will allow us to forecast changes in biodiversity in response to anthropogenic drivers as well as deepen our understanding of species interactions by probing the
Dr. Leonardo Dapporto joins us from the Università di Firenze in Italy to discuss the exciting and rapidly evolving field of macrogenomics, showing the potential of macrogenetics in testing the main phylogeographic hypotheses across an entire large taxon (butterflies).
BIOSCAN–Canada, led by Professor Paul Hebert, will receive more than $7 million to support genomics research and technologies that will enhance understanding of Canadian biodiversity.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has joined the International Barcode of Life Consortium and its global research program, BIOSCAN.
The Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology has awarded Dr. Guilherme Oliveira, a Brazilian researcher, with a Medal of Merit. The award recognizes individuals who are driving research and knowledge in bioinformatics and computational biology in Brazil.
The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain’s largest public institution dedicated to the development and dissemination of multidisciplinary scientific and technological research, joins iBOL Consortium.
The Numerical and Experimental Zoology Laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Florence in Italy joins the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) as the research consortium’s 40th member. Dr. Leonardo Dapporto, who leads the lab – known as “Zen Lab” for short – will represent Italy on iBOL’s Science Committee.
Analysis of 10,000 insect specimens from 11 research sites spanning seven countries has begun at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG), thanks to financial support from Prof. Paul Hebert, iBOL’s scientific director.
Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat receives National Geographic Society grant to study Lebanon’s endemic irises
iBOL’s Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, a professor at l’Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut and a member of iBOL’s Science Committee, has been awarded a National Geographic Society grant to study Lebanon’s endemic flora.
Ilia State University, a leading institution for studies on biodiversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology in the Caucasus region, has joined iBOL, making Georgia the 35th nation to signal its commit to advancing knowledge of biodiversity through DNA-based analysis.
The International Barcode of Life consortium is a research alliance of nations undertaking the largest biodiversity science initiative:
create a digital identification system for life that is accessible to everyone
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