international online community for dna barcoding professionals
My name is Matt Bowser, Entomologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, Alaska. I am not a DNA barcoding expert, but I am hoping to make use of developing DNA barcoding methods for use in inventorying and monitoring arthropod biodiversity on the Refuge. We plan to start by building up a library of DNA barcodes from specimens in our arthropod collection using classical barcoding methods. Later, we plan to incorporate environmental sampling methods as part of our more comprehensive Long Term Ecological Monitoring Plan on the Refuge.
My purposes for joining connect.barcodeoflife.net are to seek collaboration for this kind of work and to learn how others are tackling similar projects.
My taxonomic focus is the bristletails (Microcoryphia or Archaeognatha), especially of northwestern North America, though I do not really consider myself an expert. I am also interested in Opiliones from the same region.
Am Rebecca Nakacwa working with National Agricultural Research Laboratories, National Biotechnology Research Laboratory, Kawanda, Uganda. lam interested in DNA barcoding of soil nematodes and use them as bio-indicators of soil health in transgenic fields and other environments.
l hope to get collaborators, get to know people in the same fields, grants information, help others to learn the technique etc