Plenary Presentations

1st Plenary Session – Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Paul Hebert, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada (Video) (PDF)
From iBOL to Planetary Biodiversity

Yves Basset, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama (Video) (PDF)
Long-term monitoring of tropical arthropods and DNA barcoding

Tetsukazu Yahara, Kyushu University, Japan (Video) (PDF)
Plant diversity assessments in tropical forests of SE Asia

2nd Plenary Session – Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley USA (Video) (PDF)
Evolution of ecological communities through the lens of an island chronosequence

Melania Cristescu, McGill University, Canada (Video) (PDF)
From barcoding single individuals to metabarcoding biological communities: towards understanding and managing invasive species

Thibaud Decaëns, University of Montpellier, France (Video) (PDF)
Dissecting tropical earthworm biodiversity patterns in tropical rainforests through the use of DNA barcoding

3rd Plenary Session – Ecological Interations

Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK (Video) (PDF)
Barcodes, food webs and insect community ecology

Naomi Pierce, Harvard University, USA (Video) (PDF)
Myrmecophile communities of the African ant-plant Vachellia (Acacia) drepanolobium

Jana Vamosi, University of Calgary, Canada (Video) (PDF)
Insights from the Tree of Sex: why so many ways of doing it?

4th Plenary Session – Ecological & Environmental Genomics

Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, UK (Video) (PDF)
Metabarcoding of meiofauna and other eukaryotes in terrestrial and marine ecosystems

Michael Hofreiter, University of Potsdam, Germany (Video) (PDF)
Genomic analyses from highly degraded DNA

Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada (Video)
Environmental DNA barcoding: from the Arctic to the tropics—and everywhere in between

5th Plenary Session – Bioinformatics

David Posada, University of Vigo, Spain (Video) (PDF)
Species tree inference from multilocus data sets

Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada (Video) (PDF – 44MB)
Informatics tools for the second decade of DNA barcoding

Derek Tittensor, Dalhousie University, Canada (Video) (PDF)
New models, new data: can DNA barcoding help with the development of General Ecosystem Models?

6th Plenary Session – Taxonomy & Systematics

Rod Page, University of Glasgow, UK (Video) (PDF)
Dark taxa and hidden texts: obstacles to integrating barcodes and taxonomy

John La Salle, Atlas of Living Australia CSIRO, Australia (Video) (PDF)
Biodiversity discovery, documentation and analysis in the digital era

Karl Kjer, Rutgers University, USA (Video) (PDF)
The global Trichoptera Barcode of Life campaign: implications and applications

7th Plenary Session – Conservation

Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Institution NMNH, USA (Video) (PDF)
Censusing Marine Life in the 21st Century

Eduardo Eizirick, PUCRS, Brazil (Video) (PDF)
The Brazilian Barcode of Life (BrBOL) initiative and its potential to aid in biodiversity conservation

Louis Bernatchez, Laval University, Canada (Video) (PDF)
Genomics applied to conservation and management of aquatic resources: are the promises being filled?

8th Plenary Session – Global Initiatives

John Kress, Smithsonian Institution, USA (Video) (PDF)
Tracking evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across global forest dynamics plots using plant DNA barcodes

Wolfgang Wägele, ZFMK, Germany (Video) (PDF)
Lessons from the first phase of the German Barcode of Life initiative

Peter Hollingsworth, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK (Video) (PDF)
The International Society for the Barcode of Life

Special Plenary – State of Biodiversity (Video)

Brock Fenton (Chair), University of Western Ontario, Canada (PDF) (Closing PDF)
Barcodes, bugs and bats

David Hik, University of Alberta, Canada (PDF – 25MB)
Arctic biodiversity – from barcodes to species interactions

Monte Hummel, World Wildlife Fund, Canada
Recent trends in biodiversity conservation

Laurence Packer, York University, Canada (PDF)
Keeping the bees: Identifying and protecting wild bees

Stuart Pimm, Duke University, USA (PDF)
What we need to know about biodiversity in order to conserve it

Paul Snelgrove, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (PDF)
Changing oceans of biodiversity

Bridget Stutchbury, York University, Canada (PDF)
Threats to terrestrial vertebrates in Canada

Final Plenary (Video)

Laurence Packer (Chair), York University, Canada (PDF)
We’ve come a long way!

Tom Lovejoy, George Mason University, USA
Exploring life on Earth: A grand and critical adventure

Dan Janzen, University of Pennsylvania, USA (PDF)
Barcoding from a tropical trench, looking upward and outward

Paul Hebert, University of Guelph, Canada
Closing Remarks

Barcodes to Biomes