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iBOL Webinar Features Dan and Winnie


Drs. Dan Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs

The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) consortium presented Drs. Dan Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at 10:00 am EST for the second BIOSCAN: Illuminating Biodiversity webinar. The topic was "Nine Malaise Traps in Three Costa Rican Forest Hectares Catch ~ 40,000 Mostly Undescribed Species of Insects Among 1,521, 762+ Specimens in Seven Years: NOW WHAT?" During the webinar, “Dan Janzen discussed the BioAlfa project and its goal of achieving nationwide bioliteracy in Costa Rica by applying DNA barcoding technologies and data to construct a public biodiversity reference library. He deconstructed the project’s road map - from the collaborators involved in the field, sequencing technologies, and data platforms enabling the effort. BioAlfa is a flagship project for the global BIOSCAN program, led by the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) consortium. 4% of the world’s biodiversity lives on 25% of Costa Rican land. Janzen and biologist / partner Dr. Winnie Hallwachs are dedicated to enabling the permanent conservation of this biodiversity, making BioAlfa a global example of sustainable, non-damaging use of tropical wildland biodiversity integrated with, and wanted by, its society. " Click here for a recording of the webinar.