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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:
PLANETARY BIODIVERSITY MISSION
The 2nd iBOL PROGRAM
2019 – 2026
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
Latest News & Events
The in-house natural history collection of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics has reached five million fully-digitized DNA barcode voucher specimens.
The funding will enable biologists, including Costa Rican researchers, to add data for about 200,000 species – including many new to science – over the next three years.
A recent collaboration between the University of Guelph and scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada resulted in a paper in PLOS One comparing water and bulk-tissue DNA samples.
The International Barcode of Life consortium is a research alliance of nations
undertaking the largest biodiversity science initiative: