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Image Credit: Walder Foundation
Dr. Walder was known as much for his cutting-edge science and business acumen as for his boundless generosity within the Orthodox Jewish community in Chicagoland and beyond.
Dr. Paul Hebert in the atrium of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph
Paul D. N. Hebert, Ph.D., FRSC, O.C., University of Guelph receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science for his bold vision to catalog every living organism using a small piece of DNA—a DNA barcode—which allows scientists to rapidly discover new species and assess biodiversity and provides everyone with a means to explore biodiversity for themselves.
The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium announces the appointment of Dr. Adriana Radulovici as its new Executive Secretary. She replaces Donald Hobern, who announced his departure last year to focus on projects closer to home in Australia.
iBOL Consortium congratulates its Bulgarian colleagues on the newly established Bulgarian Barcode of Life (BgBOL).
The new campus of the Paul Hebert Centre for DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity Studies based at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, 340 km northeast of Mumbai
The Paul Hebert Centre for DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity Studies (PHCDBS) is set to become India’s central hub for DNA barcoding.
Two hatchling birds in a nest at Chatam-Kent Ontario. Photo by 42 North @ Pexels
Researchers have found that by using advanced DNA technologies they can get a detailed snapshot of insect diversity within a bird’s nest showing everything from the bird’s last meal to disease-causing parasites.
Members of the iBOL Science Committee stand before the Arboretum Centre at the University of Guelph. PHOTOS BY JOHAN VAN DER TUIN, CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY GENOMICS
Canada’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics hosts 10th meeting of iBOL’s Science Committee, Aug. 8-11.
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Prof. Paul Hebert’s scientific publications surpassed 100K citations on Google Scholar this week, signalling DNA barcoding’s profound impact on biodiversity science internationally. 100K Citations and Growing: How Prof. Paul Hebert’s DNA Barcoding Research is Transforming Biodiversity Science Worldwide.
Field technicians Kristen McCabe, Michael Aqilriaq, and Carter Lear (left to right) sorting specimens at Gjoa Haven.
The 2022 expansion of Arctic BIOSCAN’s biodiversity monitoring activities was made possible by support from Polar Knowledge Canada and the SOI Foundation, which together enabled the hiring of field technicians in four communities across Nunavut. These Nunavummiut youth have brought new energy and local knowledge, and it has been exciting to have them on board this field season!
Researchers at the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Group working with the ExStream system to study the impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biodiversity
The iBOL Consortium presented its BIOSCAN: Illuminating Biodiversity webinar series on June 30th with Dr. Florian Leese discussing the work of the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Group at the Universität Duisburg-Essen, studying the impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biodiversity with metabarcoding.

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The International Barcode of Life Consortium is a research alliance undertaking the largest global biodiversity science initiative: create a digital identification system for life that is accessible to everyone

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