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Out of the lab and into the field

DNA Barcoding Debuts for Environmental Bioassessment By Eric D. Stein, Karen E. Setty and Peter E. Miller * Bioassessment of marine and freshwater environments is a cornerstone of environmental monitoring throughout the world. The most common approaches infer condition or health of the aquatic habitats based on the structure and composition of the benthic macroinvertebrate […]

WG 1.7 – Freshwater Bio-surveillance

Indicators of water quality Chair: Bern SweeneyDirector and President, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, USA Vice-chair: Ian HoggDepartment of Biological Sciences,University of Waikato, New Zealand Scattered and unconnected freshwater environments have fostered great species diversity, with many of these species having narrow distributions. Conservation concerns are elevated because human impacts on freshwater habitats are extreme. […]

Bernard Sweeney

Chair, WG1.7 – Freshwater Bio-surveillance Director and President, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, USA Web: Profile Email:

Ian Hogg

New Zealand representative Vice-chair, WG1.7 – Freshwater Bio-surveillance Associate Professor, Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, University of Waikato, Waikato, New Zealand Web: U Waikato staff profile Email:


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