The San Diego Biodiversity Project is a National Science Foundation-funded project to incorporate authentic research into the biology curriculum at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Students generate novel information - species barcodes - that they will communicate to the larger research community through the Barcode of Life Database.
We are creating a species inventory for invertebrate animals at the Scripps Coastal Reserve. The San Diego Biodiversity Database contains photos, ecological information, and sequence data for the organisms we have collected so far.
Summer students will continue to generate barcode data with the gernerous support of the Agouron Institute
San Diego Biodiversity Project faculty present a barcoding workshop for the national Association for Biology Laboratory Education meeting
Mandy Butler, Heather Henter, and Stephanie Mel will facilitate a workshop on barcoding for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative
The San Diego Biodiversity Project wins UCSD Sustainability Award for "Outstanding Collaboration."