Busy Barcoding Bees Building Blitzes

Hello again faithful readers,

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, and a lot has happened! I’m sure you know all about the 6th Barcode of Life Conference that happened a few weeks ago from the other blogs, but I’ll give you a bit of a refresher. It was busy, crowded with fervent biologists, and a great melting pot of ideas and experiences to advance the state of DNA barcoding all over the world. Continue reading “Busy Barcoding Bees Building Blitzes”

Bioblitzing for Fish on the Grand River

Approximately 24 Hours prior the start of the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, a team of over 100 international scientists set off to survey as many species at the rare Charitable Research Reserve. Participants from 36 institutions and over 17 countries volunteered their time assist with collecting, sorting, identifying and plating. This bioblitz was unique due to the smaller scale and duration which was 12 hours instead of 24 hours, none the less, the results were impressive. Continue reading “Bioblitzing for Fish on the Grand River”

BINs and Loans

Welcome back loyal readers!

This summer has just sped by; it is already my last week as a full-time employee at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, consequently this will be my last blog. I am looking forward to returning to school in the fall to complete my Bachelor of Biological Science. I am so appreciative of everything that I was able to participate in this summer. Continue reading “BINs and Loans”

Thoughts on the 6th iBOL Conference

Hello loyal blog followers! I am happy to talk about my past week with everyone but I also have to inform you that this will be my last blog of the summer. This last blog signifies that the summer is almost over; it’s almost time to get back to school and watch the days get shorter. Many people may have heard that the University of Guelph was host to the 6th International Barcode of Life conference. Continue reading “Thoughts on the 6th iBOL Conference”

The 6th International Barcode of Life Conference

This week at the University of Guelph, the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference is being held. That means that there are literally hundreds of scientists roaming around campus and the city, discussing how to further our knowledge and improve the way we study biodiversity. Pretty exciting right? The theme of this year’s conference is “Barcodes to Biomes”, which seems to be the ideal motto. It hits on the expanding field of biodiversity science, and if you walk around the conference for a few minutes, you can see what a global phenomenon DNA barcoding has really become. Hundreds of delegates from all over the world have come to Guelph to listen to their fellow scientists, network, and figure out what our next steps should be. Continue reading “The 6th International Barcode of Life Conference”