Brief update on our National Park work

A recent talk prepared by Paul Hebert spurred us to evaluate our progress in barcoding the arthropods in Canada’s National Parks.  Here are some figures:

Accumulation curve for arthropods collected by the BIObus in 24 of Canada's National Parks
Accumulation curve for arthropods collected by the BIObus in 24 of Canada’s National Parks
24 National Parks collected in (2008-2010, 2012)
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335 collection events
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201,090 specimens sorted and on BOLD (many are awaiting analysis however)
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145,780 specimens barcoded
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137,206 specimens have been assigned Barcode Index Numbers (BINs)
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20,114 BINs (which means roughly 20K species!)

 

 

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