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The Tephritid Barcoding Initiative (TBI) is trying to barcode museum vouchers before going to the added expense of collecting and identifying new specimens. A preliminary study has shown that…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashish Desai Jul 6, 2013.
This Forum is a place to tell others about useful features you've discovered on the Barcode of Life Community Network and to describe problems you're having.Post a question and the hosts or other…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen James Nov 21, 2009.
This Forum is the place to post and find grants programs that might support your barcoding project and announcements of job opportunities.We hope you'll post things that show up in your inbox for the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Jett Apr 29, 2013.
The new Global Registry of Biological Repositories (GRBio) is now live and online at www.grbio.org, offering the community a single, integrated and comprehensive information resource on taxonomic collections. GRBio is a merger of Index Herbariorum (IH), Biodiversity Collections Index (BCI) and biorepositories.org and contains more than 14,000 records for biorepository institutions, their collections, and staff members. All the data, web…Continue
Posted on October 25, 2013 at 10:40am
Border inspectors and wildlife officials around the world are constantly on the lookout for endangered species that are being killed and trafficked in violation of national laws and international treaties. Sometimes the objects are easily identified as coming from a particular endangered species but many cannot be identified, even by expert taxonomists. ‘Bushmeat’ is often trafficked as dried smoked meat that has been removed from bones that might have diagnostic features. Endangered…Continue
Posted on December 4, 2012 at 9:03am — 2 Comments
The Adelaide Conference is now in full swing after two days of pre-conference training sessions and the opening plenary session. The organizers squeezed a few more 'side-meetings' into the lunch hour and the rooms were packed! I attended one devoted to practlcal applications of barcoding and there were about 60 representatives from private companies and government agencies. I expected to hear about the need for a handheld barcoder or bureaucratic obstacles and legal barriers to…Continue
Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:31pm — 3 Comments
The final agenda for the Adelaide Barcode Conference will be released this week and you’ll see that it will be a busy week. Even with all the parallel sessions and evening social events, the organizers had additional requests for meeting rooms. We’ve organized these into ‘side meetings’ because they won’t be scheduled opposite any plenary or technical sessions so they won’t compete for your attention. Most of them will be held from 13:00 to 14:00 during the lunch break. We hope…Continue
Posted on November 14, 2011 at 7:04pm