Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
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Director of Business Development
I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
FISH-BOL, TreeBOL, Marine Barcode of Life (MarBOL), DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation, Plant Working Group, Database Working Group, Data Analysis Working Group, Leading Labs Network
I’m involved in or interested in the following iBOL Working Groups
WG1.1 Vertebrates, WG1.2 Land Plants, WG1.3 Fungi, WG1.4 Human Pathogens and Zoonoses, WG1.5 Agricultural and Forestry Pests and Their Parasitoids, WG1.6 Pollinators, WG1.7 Freshwater Bio-Surveillance, WG1.8 Marine Bio-Surveillance, WG1.9 Terrestrial Bio-Surveillance, WG1.10 Polar Life, WG2.1 Barcoding Biotas, WG2.2 Museum Life, WG2.3 Methodological Innovation, WG3.1 Core Functionality, WG3.2 Mirrors, WG4.1 Environmental Barcoding, WG4.2 Mobile Barcoding
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting, Museum work/specimen curation, Labwork/generating barcode sequences, Management of barcode data, Using barcode data in taxonomy/systematic biology, Using barcode data for other applications, Organizing/managing barcoding projects, Science policy related to barcoding
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) DNA Barcoding Projects
Marine Benthic Invertebrates Barcoding Project.
The goal of this barcoding project is to accurately identify marine benthic invertebrate species for use in multi-species assessments of environmental condition. http://www.sccwrp.org/view.php?id=582
Fish Barcoding Project. With this project we will incorporate barcoding into quality assurance practices used for identifying marine fish collected in trawl monitoring programs. DNA barcoding for verification of specimens to species will be implemented as a check of onboard taxonomic identifications for a subsample of the collected fish. This program will then also be used to aid in the identification of specimens that are difficult to identify fully onboard sampling trips. Tissue samples of these fishes will be DNA barcoded and compared to the DNA barcode reference library, in addition to collecting digital images of the fish.
Freshwater Stream Invertebrates and Periphyton. An additional direction we will pursue is using barcoding to identify freshwater invertebrate species and diatoms in periphyton for use in environmental indices.
These projects are partnerships between SCCWRP, Member Agencies (the municipal wastewater dischargers in southern California), US EPA Molecular Ecology Branch, and Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding.
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