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Thursday, September 29 • 9:50am - 10:50am
(REF 29262) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Session 2: eDNA and molecular approaches- convened by SYKE.

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This session explores the application of molecular tools for biodiversity assessment and the necessity for commonly agreed upon standards.
09:50 Saara Suominen, OBIS, IOC-UNESCO, Global biodiversity monitoring made possible by eDNA data sharing, 15min+5 Q&A
10h10 Kat Bruce Founder,  Naturemetrics (eBioAtlas), Title, 15min+5 Q&A 
10h30 Gernot Segelbacher, Monitoring biodiversity - challenges of the genetic toolbox, 15min+5 Q&A 

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Gernot Segelbacher

Professor, University Freiburg
My research is focusing on the application on various genetic and genomic methods for applied conservation. Interested in bridging the gap between Conservation Science and Practice and impacting Policy. Professor at University Freiburg, Conservation Genetics. Co-Chair of the IUCN... Read More →
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Saara Suominen

Scientific Officer, Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) / IOC-UNESCO
Dr. Saara Suominen is marine molecular ecologist with a background in marine microbiology. She received her PhD from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research in 2020. Since then, she has worked with the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) of IODE/IOC-UNESCO on projects... Read More →
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Kat Bruce

Founder, NatureMetrics
Kat trained as a tropical ecologist. She holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology and a PhD in Molecular Ecology and is a leading expert in the use of environmental DNA for biodiversity assessment. In 2014, Kat founded NatureMetrics to put these powerful new tools into the hands of those... Read More →

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Tiina Laamanen

Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
My field of special interest is developing eDNA & other molecular monitoring methods. You can read our publication "Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland – Vision and action plan for 2022–2025" here: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342992In... Read More →
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Veera Norros

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
I am interested in biodiversity - its different dimensions (e.g. taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity), spatial and temporal patterns, and consequences for ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in new ways of collecting, distributing and utilizing biodiversity data and... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2022 9:50am - 10:50am EDT