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

    March community meeting highlights

    On March 25th, we held the last edition of our bi-monthly community meetings. We heard from the new iBOL executive secretary Adriana Radulovici about the plans for future iBOL developments, from Florian Leese about the new Biodiversa+ project DNAquaIMG, and...

  • Events

    Call for Abstracts for the iBOL conference 2024 is now open!

    Amazon homecoming: connecting people, barcodes, and biodiversity! The 9th International Barcode of Life conference will take place in Belém, Brazil on September 3-6th, 2024. Submit your abstract and find more information here: iBOL 2024 call for submissions    We are looking...

  • Blog

    DNA barcoding of invertebrates inhabiting subterranean environments – the case of Western Carpathian epikarst

    Guest blog by Aleksandra Jablonska and Michał GrabowskiThe world is inhabited by a huge diversity of invertebrate species, some of which remain particularly understudied. The reasons for this depend, among other things, on species habitats and their accessibility for researchers....

  • 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.