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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 1.8 – Marine Bio-Surveillance

Watching over our oceans Chair: Gary SaundersUniversity of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada Vice-chair: Vacant The oceans cover nearly three-quarters of our planet’s surface. Their continuity has impeded the development of new species – 99.99 percent of the world’s surface waters are saline but there are more species of freshwater than marine fishes. Even so, the […]

Gary Saunders

Canada representative Chair WG1.8 – Marine Biosurveillance Professor and Canada Research ChairDepartment of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredrickton, Canada Web: UNB profile page Email:

Phillippe Bouchet

Vice-chair, WG1.8 – Marine Bio-surveillance Professor, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France Web: ICZN Profile Email:


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