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  • Geographical region(s): United Kingdom including Scotland, England, Wales
  • Ecosystem coverage: Terrestrial
  • Taxonomic group(s): Arthropods (insects)
  • Host institute(s): Wellcome Sanger Institute (United Kingdom)
  • Time span: Ongoing
  • Description: The BIOSCAN for Flying Insects in the UK Project is using simple DNA barcoding to study insect species diversity and species interactions for one million insects over the next five years. Our ambition is to have 100 sites across the UK using Malaise traps on a monthly basis to passively collect insects so we can study how species diversity and species interactions change through space and time.This project will create an improved baseline characterisation of insect species diversity and form a foundational resource for DNA-based biomonitoring in the UK.
Published On: January 29th, 2024 /