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David E. Schindel
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  • Bethesda, MD
  • United States

David E. Schindel's Colleagues

  • Stephane Riviere
  • Stanley Blum
  • Kirsty Mitchell
  • Pushpa
  • Guy Cochrane
  • Linda S. Ford
  • Jim Beach
  • Dave Roberts
  • Mark Bagley
  • Cyndy Parr
  • Kris Krishtalka
  • Barbara M. Thiers
  • Nico Cellinese
  • pedro Crous

David E. Schindel's Discussions

A BOL Society?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David E. Schindel Aug 21, 2015. 1 Reply

This discussion is devoted to gathering community input on a proposed process to develop an international society that would coordinate and promote activities of the DNA barcoding community.A…Continue

International Society: What does the barcode community want it to do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sribash Roy Aug 21, 2015. 3 Replies

The barcoding community consists of individuals, projects, global initiatives, labs, institutions, national networks and other components.  If the community decides to create an International Society…Continue

International Society: How should it be structured and operate?

Started Aug 19, 2015 0 Replies

Communities of practice like the DNA barcoding community can organize themselves in various ways.  How would barcoders like their coordinating community to operate?  Please offer your comments on…Continue

DNA Recovery from older pinned insects

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashish Desai Jul 6, 2013. 4 Replies

The Tephritid Barcoding Initiative (TBI) is trying to barcode museum vouchers before going to the added expense of collecting and identifying new specimens.  A preliminary study has shown that…Continue


David E. Schindel's Page

Profile Information

Consortium for the Barcode of Life
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Executive Secretary
I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
FISH-BOL, All Birds Barcoding Initiative, Mosquito Barcoding Initiative, Tephritid Barcoding Initiative, TreeBOL, Marine Barcode of Life (MarBOL), DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation, Plant Working Group, Database Working Group, Data Analysis Working Group, Leading Labs Network
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting, Museum work/specimen curation, Labwork/generating barcode sequences, Management of barcode data, Analysis of barcode data, Using barcode data in taxonomy/systematic biology, Using barcode data for other applications, Organizing/managing barcoding projects, Science policy related to barcoding
Current Project(s)
Barcode of Wildlife Project, Access and Benefit Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity

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David E. Schindel's Blog

Call for Comments: Creating an International Society for the Barcode of Life (ISBOL)

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Dear Barcoding Colleagues,

This message invites all members of the DNA barcoding community to participate in an online discussion about the possible of an international coordinating organization for DNA Barcoding.  This possibility was the subject of a pre-Conference workshop (Monday, 17 August) at the Sixth International Barcode Conference that is taking place in Guelph.  The workshop continued the discussion of the…


Global Registry of Biological Repositories is now online

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 10:40am 0 Comments

The new Global Registry of Biological Repositories (GRBio) is now live and online at, offering the community a single, integrated and comprehensive information resource on taxonomic collections. GRBio is a merger of Index Herbariorum (IH), Biodiversity Collections Index (BCI) and and contains more than 14,000 records for biorepository institutions, their collections, and staff members.  All the data, web…


CBOL received $3 million grant from Google Foundation to barcode endangered species

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 9:03am 2 Comments

Border inspectors and wildlife officials around the world are constantly on the lookout for endangered species that are being killed and trafficked in violation of national laws and international treaties.  Sometimes the objects are easily identified as coming from a particular endangered species but many cannot be identified, even by expert taxonomists.  ‘Bushmeat’ is often trafficked as dried smoked meat that has been removed from bones that might have diagnostic features.  Endangered…


Poster session in Adelaide

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:31pm 3 Comments


The Adelaide Conference is now in full swing after two days of pre-conference training sessions and the opening plenary session.  The organizers squeezed a few more 'side-meetings' into the lunch hour and the rooms were packed!  I attended one devoted to practlcal applications of barcoding and there were about 60 representatives from private companies and government agencies.  I expected to hear about the need for a handheld barcoder or bureaucratic obstacles and legal barriers to…


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At 5:11am on November 21, 2011, Pushpa said…

very thank ypu very much 


At 3:23am on September 9, 2011, Robab Ghahramanzadeh said…

Dear David,


I am PhD student at Ferdowsi University in Iran which my abstract accepted as a poster in barcoding conference. I did not know you can support people from developing country I would like to come but it is too expensive for me, I just saw it on your page, could you please let me know if there is any chance still?

Best Regards,


At 11:30pm on July 26, 2011, John Olayinka ATOYEBI said…

Dear Dr.Schindel,

          Quite sometime and greetings.

I think my participation at the forth coming conference will be good for our centre, and to consolidate on earlier discussions emanating from Taipei, towards barcoding project.

We now have a functional molecular biology laboratory. Hope to see you then, Sir.



At 5:16am on July 29, 2010, SUJEET KUMAR SINGH said…
Respected Dr David
I am Sujeet kumar singh , presently I am working as junior research fellow on tiger genetics at Wildlife Institute of India . I have on planned proposal work for barcodind all wild mammel species in india under Wildlife protection act 1974
I am looking forward for your kind suggestion and help
At 8:57pm on November 20, 2009, Ralph Imondi said…
Thank you for the warm welcome, David. We'll look forward to attending the next conference when our schedules are more relaxed. By that time, we'll have a great deal to share with the Barcoding community. In the meantime, we'll be happy to share information, advice, and resources with the group.


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