On 13. February we presented CaBOL at the IV. Russian International Meeting of Arachnologists, which was held online. The CaBOL initiative was warmly received and we are looking forward to new contacts and contributors to our barcoding initiative. Spassibo bolshoi!
Japoshvili et al. recently detected two new alien species in the Republic of Georgia. DNA barcodes (CO1) were obtained from samples, which turned out to belong to Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Decapoda: Panopeidae) and Rhinogobius lindbergi (Gobiiformes: Oxudercidae). These two species were detected in Georgia for the first time. Their results emphasize the importance of taxon sampling […]
Are you interested in writing your phD thesis in the field of Biodiversity in Germany and the Caucasus? Then you might consider applying to this position: PhD position (m/f/d): Biodiversity in deadwood – base for an improvement of sustainable conservation of beech forests in Germany and the Caucasus, University of Würzburg (Link to greenjobs.de) Deadline: […]
Antić & Reip recently published a monography in the European Journal of Taxonomy about the millipede genus Leucogeorgia Verhoeff, 1930 in the Caucasus. The monography contains a revision of Caucasian Leucogeorgiini and the description of eleven new species. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.713
The CaBOL project is featured in a publication about 20 ABS partnerships from different regions of the world. Based on these partnerships, which involve the use of genetic resources for commercial or scientific purposes, the publication highlights lessons learned, emerging good practices and contributions to the SDGs. The publication is a first document of a […]
Epitashvili et al. 2020 just published a first estimation of the molecular diversity of the freshwater fishes of Georgia in the Biodiversity Data Journal. This study lays a solid base for DNA, based biodiversity assessment within the recently started CaBOL (Caucasus Barcode Of Life) project. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e57862
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ŠEVČÍK et al. (2020) recently published an article in the European Journal of Taxonomy. The authors describe five new species of Docosia (Diptera: Mycetophilidae), including a new species of fungus gnat from Georgia, Docosia svanetica.
In early 2020, Ximo Mengual and various co-authors published a checklist on the Syrphidae of Georgia in Zookeys. The data was mainly collected as part of the GGBC fieldwork initiatives in 2018 and they provide the first DNA barcodes for the syrphid fauna of Georgia.
Dear friends of Caucasus Biodiversity, we are happy to announce that in June, 2020, the CaBOL Project has finally started, despite all difficulties related to the Covid-19 pandemy in this year. We are currently remaking the hompage based on webpages of the very successful pilot project GGBC 2018-2019. Please come back in the next days […]