Meeting Reports

2nd International Conference on the Barcode of Life

17-21 September 2007, Academia Sinica, Tapei, Taiwan
Conference program, abstracts, participants

All Birds

ABBI update 2nd International Conference on Barcode of Life (ppt), Academia Sinica, Taiwan 18 September 2007
Barcodes of Neotropical Birds Workshop, May 13-19 2007
Program for First ABBI and FISH-BOL Neotropical Working Group Meeting, March 14-17, 2007
Report on Indomalayan ABBI Organizational Meeting, March 8-9, 2007
ABBI update illustrated flyer, March 3, 2007
ABBI Workshop report, December 12, 2005
ABBI needs and resources statement, September 1, 2005

Fish Barcode of Life (FISHBOL)

Fish BOL workshop report

Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) Inaugural Meeting

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
May 24-25, 2004

Chairs:
JAMES BAKER, President and CEO, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
JAMES HANKEN, Professor of Biology and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
VANESSA PIKE, Research and Consulting Manager, The Natural History Museum, London
MARK STOECKLE, Guest Investigator, The Rockefeller University

Taxonomy, DNA, and the Barcode of Life (“Banbury II”)

September 2003

Chairs:
JAMES BAKER, President and CEO, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
JAMES HANKEN, Professor of Biology and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Taxonomy and DNA, March 2003 (“Banbury I”)

Chairs:
ROBERT DESALLE, Curator of Entomology, American Museum of Natural History, New York
SCOTT FEDERHEN, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
PAUL HEBERT, Professor of Zoology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada



About this site

This web site is an outgrowth of the Taxonomy, DNA, and Barcode of Life meeting held at Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, September 9-12, 2003. It is designed and managed by Mark Stoeckle, Perrin Meyer, and Jason Yung at the Program for the Human Environment (PHE) at The Rockefeller University.

About the Program for the Human Environment

The involvement of the Program for the Human Environment in DNA barcoding dates to Jesse Ausubel's attendance in February 2002 at a conference in Nova Scotia organized by the Canadian Center for Marine Biodiversity. At the conference, Paul Hebert presented for the first time his concept of large-scale DNA barcoding for species identification. Impressed by the potential for this technology to address difficult challenges in the Census of Marine Life, Jesse agreed with Paul on encouraging a conference to explore the contribution taxonomy and DNA could make to the Census as well as other large-scale terrestrial efforts. In his capacity as a Program Director of the Sloan Foundation, Jesse turned to the Banbury Conference Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, whose leader Jan Witkowski prepared a strong proposal to explore both the scientific reliability of barcoding and the processes that might bring it to broad application. Concurrently, PHE researcher Mark Stoeckle began to work with the Hebert lab on analytic studies of barcoding in birds. Our involvement in barcoding now takes 3 forms: assisting the organizational development of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life and the Barcode of Life Initiative; contributing to the scientific development of the field, especially by studies in birds, and contributing to public understanding of the science and technology of barcoding and its applications through improved visualization techniques and preparation of brochures and other broadly accessible means, including this website. While the Sloan Foundation continues to support CBOL through a grant to the Smithsonian Institution, it does not provide financial support for barcoding research itself or support to the PHE for its research in this field.