Webinar: Studying the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Freshwater Biodiversity with (Meta)barcoding

June 23, 2022

The iBOL Consortium presents 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.

Join us for Florian’s webinar Thursday, June 30th at 10 a.m. EST/ 2 p.m. UTC on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83126494474 

Florian studied biology at the Universities of Marburg and Bochum (Germany). After his master’s thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Freshwater Biology and a PhD thesis at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, he built his research group at Ruhr University Bochum, focusing on molecular methods to assess biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. In 2015, Florian became a full professor and head of the Aquatic Ecosystems Department at the Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen. He coordinated the pan-European DNAqua-Net consortium (EU COST Action) that focused on developing and implementing environmental DNA-based tools as part of regulatory biomonitoring.

Malaise trap deployed in Suriname as part of the Global Malaise Program
Prof. Dr. Florian Leese, head of the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Group at Universität Duisburg-Essen

For more information or if you would like to present a webinar, please contact info@ibol.org 

This webinar series is hosted by the International Barcode of Life consortium and is part of a new program with the aim of generating discussion, sharing knowledge, and building community. Subjects reflect one or more of BIOSCAN’s research themes: Species Discovery, Species Interactions, Species Dynamics. Talks could feature fascinating field research sites, novel use of DNA technologies, use or generation of biodiversity data, the intersection of research with emerging social or political issues, or the mobilization of scientific knowledge for greater societal benefit.

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The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium is a research alliance with a mission to develop and apply a globally accessible, DNA-based system for the discovery and identification of all multicellular life. Our vision is to illuminate biodiversity for the benefit of our living planet.

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