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

    Save the date: Next community meeting on July 29th

    Our next bi-monthly community meeting is coming on July 29th! Join us to hear updates from the UK DNA Working group and Scottish DNA hub, overview of software for metabarcoding data analyses, and about promises and challenges of using airborne...

  • Events

    9th International Barcode of Life Conference – schedule now online!

    Amazon homecoming: connecting people, barcodes, and biodiversity The global DNA-barcoding community will meet at the 9th International Barcode of Life conference in Belém, Brazil on September 3-6th, 2024. Find the event schedule here.   For more information go to:

  • Events

    BioDiversity Genomics Conference 2024 from October 28 to November 1st 2024

    The fifth BioDiversity Genomics Conference will take place from October 28th to November 1st 2024. BG24 is an open, online and global gathering bringing mixture of invited talks and open sessions proposed by researchers from around the world. See more...

  • 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?

Reach out with comments, questions, and to contact the iBOL Europe community.

Be a part of iBOL Europe

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