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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