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Conference abstract, 2019

Taming the Wild West of Molecular Tools Application in Aquatic Research and Biomonitoring

Weigand, Alexander M.; Bouchez, Agnes; Boets, Pieter; Bruce, Kat; Ciampor, Fedor; Ekrem, Torbjorn; Fontaneto, Diego; Franc, Alain; Hering, Daniel; Kahlert, Maria; Keskin, Emre; Mergen, Patricia; Pawlowski, Jan; Kueckmann, Sarah; Leese, Florian


Modern high-throughput sequencing technologies are becoming a game changer in many fields of aquatic research and biomonitoring. To unfold their full potential, however, the independent development of approaches has to be streamlined. This discussion must be fuelled by stakeholders and practitioners and, scientific results collaboratively filtered to identify the most promising avenues. Furthermore, aspects such as time, budget, skills and the application context have to be considered, finally communicating good practice strategies to target audiences.


methods standardisation, DNA-based aquatic biomonitoring, EU COST Action CA15219, Marine Stategy Framework Directive, Water Framework Directive

Published in

Biodiversity Information Science and Standards
2019, volume: 3


Biodiversity_Next 2019

Authors' information

Weigand, Alexander M.
Musee Natl Hist Nat Luxembourg
Bouchez, Agnes
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Boets, Pieter
Prov Ctr Environm Res PCM
Bruce, Kat
Ciampor, Fedor
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Ekrem, Torbjorn
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Fontaneto, Diego
Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi (ISE-CNR)
Franc, Alain
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Hering, Daniel
University of Duisburg-Essen
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Keskin, Emre
Ankara University
Mergen, Patricia
Bot Garden Meise
Pawlowski, Jan
University of Geneva
Kueckmann, Sarah
University of Duisburg-Essen
Leese, Florian
University of Duisburg-Essen

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science

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