TO SAVE OUR LIVING PLANET
TO SAVE OUR LIVING PLANET
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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 – 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
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 Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad has officially joined the International Barcode of Life Consortium, making Ecuador the 34th nation to indicate its commitment to advancing knowledge of global biodiversity through DNA-based analysis.
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics receives funding to enhance global biodiversity informatics platforms
A $376,000 award will extend the interoperability and reuse of biodiversity data held by two informatics platforms, BOLD and mBRAVE developed at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.
The AEON Environmental Foundation has awarded the 2020 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity to Paul Hebert, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity at the University of Guelph.
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has joined the International Barcode of Life Consortium, making India the 33rd nation to indicate its commitment to advancing knowledge of global biodiversity through DNA-based analysis.
The new German Barcode of Life project, GBOL III: Dark Taxa will commence on July 1st, 2020. The project is funded by a 5.3 million Euro grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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