Addressing biodiversity loss

iBOL Europe

DNA barcoding for species identification and biomonitoring

  • A European framework

iBOL Europe is a European node of the International Barcode of Life consortium. A regional nexus for the DNA barcoding community.

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  • Events

    May community meeting highlights

    On May 27th, we held the last edition of our bi-monthly community meetings. We heard from Will Goodall-Copestake about developments of the iBOL Europe website, Rutger Vos about the BGE hackathon, Donat Agosti about importance of linking a taxonomic name...

  • Blog

    Monitoring the zooplankton community in Thessaloniki Bay

    Guest blog by Evangelia Michaloudi, Polyxeni Kourkoutmani and Elisavet Kaitetzidou The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) over the past decade for monitoring aquatic biodiversity has surged due to advancements in molecular methods enabling the extraction of information from tiny traces...

  • Events

    Webinar on DNA-barcoding using nanopores: Bridging theory to real-world implementation

    DNA-barcoding with nanopores: Bridging theory to real-world implementation When? June 6th from 15.00-16.30h CET How to join? Webinar details will be emailed directly to the iBOL Europe community mailing list. Not signed up? Join our community through this form to...

  • What is DNA barcoding?

DNA barcoding uses short segments of DNA to identify species. A scalable solution to provide biomonitoring data to address biodiversity loss.

  • Our vision

To support the DNA barcoding communities of European nations, to conduct impactful DNA-based biomonitoring, to sustain and improve planetary biodiversity.

Paul Herbert

“European researchers have played a central role in the iBOL consortium since its launch in 2010. iBOL Europe will amplify these impacts by coordinating a scientific community with the capacity to reverse the loss of biodiversity. It’s a model for the rest of our world.”

Paul Hebert

Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity, University of Guelph
Scientific Director and Board Chair, iBOL

About us

Learn about the origin, activities, organisation and institutional membership of our community.

  • Who is doing what?

Explore the European DNA barcoding landscape from new initiatives through to established iBOL nodes.

  • Information portal

Find resources to support your DNA barcoding science and wider barcoding engagement activities.

Hands in the dirt
  • Does our vision resonate with you?

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Benefit from our bi-monthly meetings, resources and communications to help shape the future of DNA barcoding in Europe.