November 9, 2015
“Two insects can appear identical but, while one could be benign the other could be an agricultural pest that could endanger food supplies and cause … economic hardships”
August 19, 2015
“We must learn to become as enthusiastic about diversity management as we are about conservation. It comes down to conservation versus sustainable use.”
August 19, 2015
“In a little over a decade, it’s gone from an idea in the mind of a University of Guelph professor to one of the largest biodiversity research sectors in the world.”
August 17, 2015
The first part of Hebert’s new project is to raise $2.5 billion dollars needed to fund what he projects to be a 25-year project. Hebert and the University of Guelph are hosting a conference this week with more than 500 scientists from more than 50 countries to discuss the fist steps of the new mission.
“Our work has a time urgency to it, because much of life on this planet is in peril, especially in the tropics, there is every reason to believe that one in five species on our planet could be gone by the year 2100 and with that will go, what I like to call, the Books of Life.”
August 11, 2015
Professor Hebert spoke to RCI from his office at the University of Guelph.
“Audacity? All Hebert wants to do over the next 20 to 25 years is lead a team of scientists and researchers to genetically index every one of the multicellular species on earth.”
August 9, 2015
The new proposal would turn DNA barcoding into a megascience, a major leap for a technique that has sometimes met with resistance from other researchers.
“We’re going to pitch this project as humanity’s need to know.”
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