Europe’s drive to reverse biodiversity loss through genomics research
Biodiversity Genomics Europe
The comprehensive application of genomic science to biodiversity research will drive fundamental advances in conservation science and policy. A new pan-European consortium – Biodiversity Genomics Europe – is leading the way.
No time to lose
An estimated 25% of known species are threatened with extinction worldwide (IPBES, 2019). Addressing this global biodiversity crisis requires that we dramatically increase our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth, how it functions and interacts, and especially its responses to environmental change.
Two key strands of genomic science are creating a step change in our knowledge of and action for biodiversity: DNA barcoding and full-genome sequencing. Biodiversity Genomics Europe brings these together for the first time, opening the door to a revolution in the application of genomic research for biodiversity protection and restoration in Europe.
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Biodiversity Genomics Europe, an introduction
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Learn how BGE is building an integrated genomics research community in Europe.
Discover genomic science’s unique contribution for biodiversity restoration and conservation policies
News and videos
Save the date: BGE will hold its first conference during BG23
BG23 has become one of the most important events on biodiversity genomics around the world. Its fourth iteration will take place online from 2-6
For citizen scientists: Help us to detect invasive species in European coastal waters!
BGE wants to harness the power of citizen scientists and eDNA techniques to provide a powerful new perspective on marine invasive species occurrence and