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National Node National Organization Finnish Barcode of Life (FINBOL) SSC Representative Marko Mutanen University of Oulu SSC Alternate Helena Korpelainen University of Helsinki Goals To make Finland the first nation to DNA barcode its eukaryotic species, including all animals, plants and fungi occurring in Finland. – To create DNA barcodes for 20,000 Finnish species and […]

Papua New Guinea

National Node SSC Representative: Amanda Mararuai SSC Alternate: Scott Miller


National Node SSC Representative: Thomas Valqui SSC Alternate: Gisella Orjeda


National Node National Organization Bibliotheque du Vivant (BDV) SSC Representative Jean-Yves Rasplus INRA – CBGP SSC Alternate Line Le GallMuséum National d’Histoire Naturelle Goals The Bibliotheque du Vivant (BDV) project brings together 33 research units and about 200 individuals who are all strongly committed to molecular taxonomy. BDV is funded by the three majors French […]


Central Node National Organization iBOL-China SSC Representative Ya-Ping Zhang Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences SSC Alternate Da-Wei Huang Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Goals – To establish large and effective sequencing facilities that will promote DNA barcoding in East Asia and Southeast Asia. – To build a well-populated DNA barcode […]


National Node SSC Representative: Eldredge Bermingham SSC Alternate: Oris Sanjur


National Node SSC Representative Brian Fisher California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco SSC Alternate Rajemison Balsama Madagascar Biodiversity Center, Antanarivo Goals Coordinate, facilitate, and encourage ongoing research project in Madagascar to incorporate barcoding. Train local scientists in barcoding methods. Activities Organization Funding Plan Core Facilities Projects and Researchers


National Node National Organization Kenya Barcode of Life (KenBOL) SSC Representative Daniel Masiga International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) SSC Alternate Helida Oyieke National Musuems of Kenya (NMK) Vision A community of scientific enterprise applying DNA barcoding for research and management of biodiversity. Mission To expand the application of DNA Barcoding to the […]

Costa Rica

National Node SSC Representative Daniel Janzen Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica SSC Alternate Carlos Hernández Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) Vision 1. Provide the world with one example of a thoroughly barcoded tritrophic lineage of one large complex conserved tropical wildland: ‘Lepidoptera-food plants-parasitoids’ of Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, 2.5% of the […]


National Node SSC Representative: Mauricio Linares SSC Alternate: Silvia Restrepo Coordinator: Mailyn González –


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