Complete Programme


Plenary Sessions

Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 09:00 - 12:30, Ndlopfu Room
Plenary 1, Chair: Annah Moteetee and Michelle van der Bank
Welcome University of Johannesburg
Annah Moteetee

Welcome Department of Environmental Affairs
Frances Craigie

Revealing and Reading Life Through Deep Barcoding
Paul DN Hebert

Use of DNA Technology in Combating Illegal Trade and Promoting Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plants in Kenya and Tanzania
Beatrice N Khayota

Dating African savannas
William J Bond

Ever since Gondwana: The influence of changing climate, fragmenting forest, and spreading savanna on the biogeography of African reptiles
Krystal A Tolley

Macroevolutionary processes shaping monocots diversity: the new era of phylogenetics
Yanis Bouchenak-Khelladi
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 09:00 - 12:30, Ndlopfu Room
Plenary 2, Chair: Monica Mwale
eDNA to detect invasive species: Uses, limitations and alternatives
Hugh MacIsaac

From Genes to Genomes: Progress and Pitfalls in Barcoding the Kingdom Protista
Linda A Amaral-Zettler

Common Ground: soil biodiversity and DNA barcoding
Diana H Wall

DNA barcoding: grease and glue for integrating conserved wildlands with their respective societies
Daniel H Janzen

Towards an iFlora of China: Genome skimming and DNA barcoding of 18K plant species
De-Zhu Li

DNA barcoding of the CBS collection: full speed ahead to bridge the gap in validated reference barcodes for fungal identification
Pedro W Crous
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 09:00 - 12:30, Ndlopfu Room
Plenary 3, Chair: Michelle van der Bank
DNA barcoding and wildlife forensic investigations – the South African experience
Monica Mwale

Towards a genomic approach to plant authentication and quality control
Felix Forest

Cycad global diversity: Explaining evolutionary history, historical biogeography and predisposition to risk of extinction to inform conservation decisions
Kowiyou Yessoufou

DNA barcoding poorly documented Afrotropical vertebrate faunas: Prospects for Conservation and One Health
Erik K Verheyen

Africa, freshwater and dragonflies: natural history and conservation in the continent of change
Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra

Challenges and opportunities in the globalisation of African traditional medicines - A South African perspective
Alvaro M. Viljoen
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 09:00 - 10:30, Ndlopfu Room
Plenary 4, Chair: Muthama Muasya
The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes
Walter Salzburger

The importance of adaptive variation in geographic range change under climate change
Jessica J Hellmann

Two for one: Using field expeditions for inventories *and* evolutionary analysis
Menno Schilthuizen
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ndlopfu Room
Plenary 5, Chair: Michelle van der Bank, Pete Hollingsworth
Announcement 8th International Barcode of Life Conference
Torbjorn Ekrem

Closing remarks/Synthesis of Conference
Pete Hollingsworth

Student Awards
Monica Mwale, Michelle van der Bank

Parallel Sessions Day 1

Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 1 - Wildlife Forensics & Conservation 1, Chair: Donna-Maree Cawthorn
The potential for rapid, local DNA barcoding using the Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION to expedite the processing of wildlife forensic samples and the prosecution of perpetrators
Tyler A. Elliott

Barcoding ikhathazo (Alepidea, Apiaceae): methods to quantify and monitor trade
Anthony R Magee

Development of a rapid screening protocol to identify shark fins from endangered shark species
Pang-Chui Shaw

Development and international validation trial of a comprehensive, multi-locus DNA metabarcoding method to identify endangered species in complex samples
Alfred J Arulandhu

Next generation wildlife monitoring: a comparison of eDNA and camera trapping in the Kruger National Park, South Africa
Maxwell J Farrell

Developing a DNA Barcode Scanner for Conservation
David A Baisch
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Goldfields Room
Parallel 1 - Plants 1 (Overview & Methods), Chair: De-Zhu Li
Google Barcode of Wildlife Project: Fusing Academics and Enforcement
Michelle van der Bank**

DNA barcoding plants using hybrid capture
Peter M Hollingsworth**

Global Genome Initiative: Targeting taxonomic DNA barcode gaps in GenBank.
Jose D. Zuniga

Decoding Ice-plants: challenges associated with barcoding and phylogenetics in the diverse family Aizoaceae
James S. Boatwright

High throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analysis for multispecies identification in complex mixture products
Jingyuan Song
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ingwe Room
Parallel 1 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 1 (Freshwater), Chair: Kristy Deiner
Biomonitoring tropical lakes with NGS: the fishes of Lake Bacalar, Mexico.
Martha Valdez-Moreno

Metabarcoding with environmental DNA to identify wildlife species potentially attracted to uranium mine containment ponds as a water source in the arid southwest US
Katy E Klymus

Applying DNA metabarcoding for routine stream monitoring and beyond
Vasco Elbrecht

Assessing freshwater biodiversity in the Malay Archipelago: an eDNA approach
Alice R Evans

Effect of eDNA filtration strategies on metabarcoding success of freshwater metazoan communities
Torbjorn Ekrem
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndau Room
Parallel 1 - Microbiomes & Mycobiomes, Chair: Donald Cowan
Metabarcoding using 18s rDNA reveals unprecedented eukaryotic gut microbiome diversity governed by conserved ecological processes in a non-human primate
Hope Hollocher

Metagenomic analysis of cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis L.) specific gut microbiota
Mani Chellappan

How food diversity influences microbiota diversity
Dirk Steinke

In sickness and in health: Microbiota dynamics of the solitary bee species Osmia bicornis (Linnaeus,1758).
Anna Voulgari Kokota

Phyllosphere microbiome associated to vineyards and native forest in the Mediterranean ecosystem from Chile
Luis E. Castaneda

Comparisons of the mycobiome of five underutilized crop species in an intercropping system using Next Generation Sequencing
Gryzenhout M Venter
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 1 - Fish Barcode of Life, Chair: Claudio Oliveira
DNA barcoding in the identification of biodiversity and studies in biogeography of marine-estuarine Telostei fishes from Brazil
Claudio Oliveira

DNA barcoding of Mistichthys luzonensis Smith, 1902 (Percifornes: Gobiidae), the world’s smallest commercial fish
Jonathan A. Anticamara

DNA barcoding using cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) and recombination activating gene 1 (RAG1) cannot discriminate between Sardinella tawilis and S. hualiensis (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae)
Alison Faye O Chan

Barcoding Of Moroccan Dactylogyrus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae)
Imane Rahmouni
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Nari Room
Parallel 1 - Lepidoptera Biodiversity 1, Chair: Mari Kekkonen
Assessing the alpha diversity of Lepidoptera through DNA barcoding a Mogale's Gate Biodiversity Centre, Hekpoort, South Africa
Hermann Staude

DNA barcoding of the butterflies of Madagascar
David C Lees

DNA barcodes reveal micromoth true diversity and overlooked invasions in Madagascar
Carlos Lopez Vaamonde

Intraspecific DNA barcode divergence versus cryptic diversity – lessons from a large-scale survey of Lepidoptera in the Alps
Peter Huemer

Large-scale barcoding of Portuguese moths: accelerating species inventories while revealing exotic species, sexual dimorphism and cryptic diversity
Sonia Ferreira

A high-resolution genetic map of European butterflies provides a unique resource for research and nature conservation
Vlad Eugen Dinca
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 2 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 2 (Aquatic), Chair: Mehrdad Hajibabaei
Uses and misuses of environmental DNA in biodiversity and conservation
Melania E Cristescu

eDNA metabarcoding as a new surveillance tool for coastal Arctic biodiversity
Anais Lacoursiere-Roussel

Species richness and biogeography of Lake Tanganyika estimated from environmental DNA metabarcoding
Kristy Deiner

Spatial and temporal variation of macro invertebrate eDNA in Dutch fresh water lakes
Kevin K Beentjes

Is everything everywhere, all the time? Sampling site and time influence community composition inferred through eDNA metabarcoding of streams
Jan N Macher

A new biosurveillance tool for a global problem: metabarcoding of environmental DNA to identify marine invasive species
Cathryn Abbott
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Goldfields Room
Parallel 2 - Barcode Applications: Terrestrial 1, Chair: Brian Fisher
DNA barcoding of wild and edible insects to sustain forests and fight malnutrition in Madagascar
Brian L Fisher

DNA barcoding as a practical tool to assess the success of ecological restoration
Sandi Willows-Munro

Re-opening the case for wild Frankenflora: Testing Protea species for hybidization using DNA and HRM analysis
Timothy Macqueen

Developing an optimal strategy for agricultural bio-surveillance using DNA barcoding
Jeremy R deWaard

The application of DNA barcoding for the identification of invertebrates, at the Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Dongmei Li
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ingwe Room
Parallel 2 - Authentication: Medicinal Plants 1, Chair: Monica Arakaki
Barcoding barks, powders and mixtures – the molecular analysis of medicinal plants traded at Tanzanian markets.
Sarina Veldman

The mystery of muthi: Unveiling the identity of bulbous and perennial plants traded at the Faraday Medicinal Market, Johannesburg, using DNA barcoding.
Dorcas M Lekganayane

Biomonitoring for traditional herbal medicinal products using DNA metabarcoding and SMRT sequencing
Tianyi Xin

Species admixtures in herbal trade: causes, consequences and mitigation
Gudasalamani Ravikanth

Are mini DNA-barcodes sufficiently informative to resolve species identities?
Srirama Ramanujam

Cracking down on counterfeits: Creating a DNA barcode reference library of commercial herbal products traded in South Africa
Letlhogonolo Sello
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ndau Room
Parallel 2 - Authentication: Food, Chair: Bob Hanner
Detecting adulteration of ground meats using DNA Barcoding and ddPCR
Robert H Hanner

Using plant DNA barcoding markers for the identification and detection of peanut, a major allergen in food products.
Caroline Puente-Lelievre

DNA Barcoding Reveals The Medicinal Value Of Honey By Its Floral Composition
Mohanasundaram Saravanan

Closed-Tube DNA Barcoding of Fish Species and Subspecies in a Laboratory or on Location using One Set of Reagents
Lawrence J. Wangh

Authenticating fish and seafood products for sale on the Belgian market
Sophie Gombeer

What's in a name? Unravelling the species diversity underpinning the global 'snapper' trade
Donna-Maree D.M. Cawthorn
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 2 - Marine Biodiversity, Chair: Filipe Costa
Shared Informatics Infrastructure Advancing Barcoding Efforts in Marine Environments
Adriana E. Radulovici

A marine genetic baseline study at St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands
Arjen AGCL Speksnijder

Taxonomy, phylogeography and evolution of marine hydroids of the superfamily Plumularioidea (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)
Carlos J Moura

DNA barcoding of South African sponges
Benedicta B Ngwakum

Intraspecific sample size estimation for DNA barcoding: Are current sampling levels enough?
Jarrett D. Phillips
Day 1 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Nari Room
Parallel 2 - Lepidoptera Diversity 2 / Terrestrial Biodiversity 1, Chair: Axel Hausmann
Barcoding the butterflies of Argentina: species delimitation efficacy, cryptic diversity and geographic patterns of divergence.
Pablo D Lavinia

Butterfly diversity in Asian's megacities
Kong-Wah Sing

Studying hyperdiverse lepidopteran communities in French Guiana with DNA barcoding
Rodolphe Rougerie

DNA barcode library for North American butterflies
Jacopo D'Ercole

ACE-AFBA: DNA barcoding of invertebrates from the Antarctic and Subantarctic Islands
Charlene Janion-Scheepers

Diversity patterns revealed by DNA barcodes: Panarctic variation in the arthropod communities visiting Dryas flowers
Tomas Roslin

Parallel Sessions Day 2

Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 3 - Lightning Presentations 1, Chair: Bob Hanner
Aliens in Europe
Sophie Gombeer

DNA barcoding of plants in Thai Herbal Pharmacopoeias as a reference for quality control of plant origins and herbal products
Suchada Sukrong

Generic circumscription and relationships of southern African representatives of Hypoxis and allies (Hypoxidaceae, Asparagales)
Sanele SNS Shiba

Resolving taxonomic ambiguity and cryptic speciation of Hypotrigona species through Morphometrics and DNA barcoding
Nelly N Ndungu

Barcoding-HRM Analysis for authentication of medicinal plant Bacopa monnieri
Chayapol Tungphatthong

Barcoding natural history collections with special attention to type material: challenge to taxonomy, nomenclature and species distribution patterns. Case study of Palearctic voles and lemmings
Natalia I. Abramson

DNA Barcoding Technology in Belarus: Perspectives and Needs
Elena Makeyeva

Eukaryotic diversity in the largest glacial lake of Iberian Peninsula: a metabarcoding approach
Alicia S. Arroyo

Key limitations to aquatic eDNA metabrcoding: a cautionary case-study from a diverse public aquarium.
Robert H Hanner

Introducing Polar Knowledge Canada and opportunities for Biodiversity Research at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Ioan Wagner

Authoritative Detection of Plant Insect Pests using DNA Barcoding
Megan A Milton

Comparing mini barcoding methodology and hair-morphology to species identification of fecal samples from Neotropical felids
Carlos C Alberts

SAFFMAP: Southern African Forest Fauna Molecular Assessment Programme
Lyndall L Pereira-da-Conceicoa
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Goldfields Room
Parallel 3 - Lightning Presentations 2, Chair: Natasha De Vere
An integrated DNA barcode and ecological trait dataset for the Tuscan Archipelago butterflies: a resource to understand the evolution and extinction of island biodiversity
Raluca Voda

DNA barcoding of Arctic Chironomidae (Diptera)
Elisabeth Stur

Assessing a DNA mini-barcode strategy for species identification in neotropical necrophagous blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of forensic importance
Andrés López-Rubio

Using next generation and modified PCR approaches to DNA barcode Drosophila species and their parasitoid wasps in the eastern U.S.A.
Amy C Driskell

The good, the bad and the ugly: insights from Odonata Barcoding
Sonia Ferreira

Barcoding of marine invertebrates from Norway through NorBOL
Katrine Kongshavn

Cryptic, but not that much: Mediterranean brackishwater Gammarus (Crustacea: Amphipoda) moderately follow trend unraveled in freshwater congeners
Kamil Hupalo

DNA barcodes unlocking the phenotypic plasticity in adult and larvae: A case study in Ceriantharia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa)
Sergio N Stampar

Absence of cryptic species and population structure in Lychnorhiza lucerna (Cnidaria) from Southwestern Atlantic Ocean
Sergio N Stampar

DNA barcoding supports morphological evidence for a new genus of Alcyoniidae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia)
Kerry Etsebeth

Phylogeny of coleoid cephalopods based on complete mitochondrial genomes and cryptic species identification with DNA barcoding in Octopodidae
Xiaodong Zheng

Barcoding Norwegian water bears (Tardigrada)
Aina M Aspaas

DNA barcoding of Great Salt Lake invertebrates
Jonathan Clark
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ingwe Room
Parallel 3 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 3 (Soil) / Wildlife Forensics & Conservation 3, Chair: Diana Wall / Beatrice Khayota
The African Soil Microbiology Project
Don A Cowan

Hidden no more – metabarcoding reveals patterns and correlates of soil microbial diversity across Amazonia
Camila D Ritter

DNA barcoding and wildlife enforcement: identification of animal and plant derivatives through high-throughput sequencing
Sean WJ Prosser

Solving crimes: A forensic rove beetles (Staphylinidae) barcode database for Belgium
Kenny Meganck

DNA barcoding of forensically important flies in the Western Cape: a pilot study
Marise Heyns
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndau Room
Parallel 3 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 4, Chair: Torbjorn Ekrem
Environmental DNA monitoring detects habitat-specific species assemblages in the marine ecosystem.
Gert-Jan Jeunen

DNA metabarcoding of benthic Chironomid larvae of the Baltic Sea for monitoring of environmental status, biodiversity and ecological studies.
Thomas Lyrholm

The application of eDNA metabarcoding for marine biodiversity monitoring at the Cocos-Keeling Islands
Katrina M West

Monitoring marine biodiversity in the North-East Atlantic using DNA barcoding, proteome fingerprinting and environmental DNA analysis
Thomas Knebelsberger

Detecting Alien Invasive Species in a Dutch harbor using eDNA
Berry van der Hoorn

Evaluation of eDNA metabarcoding for assessment of benthic impacts of salmon farms compared to traditional morpho-taxonomic and physico-chemical methods
Cathryn Abbott
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 3 - Methodological Advances: Collections, Chair: Jeremy deWaard
Eco Friendly Error-free Workflows for High-throughput DNA Barcoding
Natalia V. Ivanova

Opening up collections of barcoded samples through GGBN
Jonas J Astrin

DNA Barcodes from old museum specimens for completion of DNA libraries and for realizing difficult XXL-revisions (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Axel Hausmann

Museum harvesting in major natural history collections
Valerie Levesque-Beaudin

Retrieval of Genetic Information from Herbarium Specimens
Chun-Xia Zeng

Barcoding African Freshwater Sponges holotypes & the Sponge Barcoding Database v2.0
Dirk Erpenbeck
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Nari Room
Parallel 3 - Terrestrial Biodiversity 2, Chair: Michelle Hamer
DNA barcodes for Canadian beetles: High identification success and insights into the Holarctic fauna
Mikko Pentinsaari

Identifying New Zealandas spiders using DNA barcoding
Nigel A Binks

DNA barcoding as a tool for species identification in two phytophagous hoverfly genera (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae)
Nevena Velickovic

DNA Barcoding of Austrian molluscs - challenges and success
Luise Kruckenhauser

DNA Barcoding versus Morphological Taxonomy for the identification of oribatid mite communities.
Patrizia Elena Vannucchi

Exploring the diversity of Canadian mites with DNA barcodes
Monica R Young
Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ndlopfu Room
Lightning 3 - Lightning Presentations 3, Chair: Evgeny Zakharov
Progress and prospects of the Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL)
Torbjorn Ekrem

The use of DNA barcoding to improve the taxonomy of Afrotropical hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Kenny Meganck

So long suckers: Estimating species diversity in a unique but imperilled Amazon catfish fauna
Tomas Hrbek

Barcoding piranhas and pacus: Species diversity and morphological convergence of reofilic taxa
Izeni Farias

Genetic characterization of freshwater fishes in Bangladesh using DNA barcodes
Md. Mizanur Rahman

The fungal phytobiome of Searsia lancea (karee) trees with Karee Malformation Disease in South Africa
Mark Mqeku

Illumina-based analysis of sorghum fungal pathogens cultivated in-vitro
Zanele Miss Noqobo

Metataxonomic analysis of microbial community changes in Fusarium wilt-infected banana crops from Colombia
Diana C Lopez

DNA barcoding echinoderms of the East Coast of South Africa
Kenny Meganck

Building a comprehensive barcode reference library of the Norwegian Echinodermata through NorBOL - an ongoing effort
Tom Alvestad

Barcoding fauna of India: An initiative by Zoological Survey of India
Vikas Kumar

A DNA barcoding reference database for priority southern African snakes
Mimmie M Kgaditse

Diversity and species distributions of Glyceriformia (Annelida, Polychaeta) in shelf areas off western Africa
Lloyd Allotey

Parallel Sessions Day 3

Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 4 - Evolution: Genes to Communities, Chair: Pablo Tubaro
Genomic correlates of haplodiploidy: from barcodes to nuclear genomes
Mari Kekkonen

Combining barcodes and genomics reveals mito-nuclear discordance in the evolutionary history of a widespread passerine (Troglodytes aedon)
Dario A Lijtmaer

A genomic insight on the species boundaries in Hyles euphorbiae group of hawkmoths: are DNA barcodes failing in telling good species apart?
Marko Mutanen

DNA barcoding and the molecular clock in animals
Sarah J Adamowicz

The phylogenetic structure of plant assemblages in tropical Africa: from local community to biogeographical scales
Olivier J Hardy

DNA barcoding the Galápagos flora to reveal the process of species assembly on an oceanic archipelago
Jonathan Davies
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Goldfields Room
Parallel 4 - Ecology: Pollination, Chair: Kevin Burgess and Karen Bell
Using pollen DNA metabarcoding to investigate the foraging preferences of honey bees
Laura E Jones

Examining the effects of exine rupture on DNA extraction efficiency in pollen metabarcoding
Stephanie J. Swenson

Understanding pollinator and pollination diversities using genome-skimming HTS methods
Xin Zhou

Using DNA metabarcoding to reveal the role of Hoverflies (Syrphidae) in pollen transport
Andrew Lucas

minION metagenomics: Species identification and quantification of pollen collected from bees
Douglas W Yu
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ingwe Room
Parallel 4 - Wildlife Forensics & Conservation 2, Chair: Dorcas Lekganyane
Barcode of wildlife project Kenya: Role of Biorepositories and DNA barcode reference library in wildlife crime prosecution
Ann N Mwaura

Cycads tracked through DNA barcodes
Janice J Williamson

DNA barcodes as a tool for the identification and control of illegal wildlife trade: a case study of Colombian mammals
Valentina Grisales-Betancur

DNA barcoding as a forensic tool against wildlife crime in southern Africa
Marli M De Bruyn

A global comprehensive DNA barcode reference library of yews and its forensic applications
Lian-Ming Gao

DNA barcoding approaches highlight conservation challenges in Chikanda orchids in southern and southeastern Africa
Hugo de Boer
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndau Room
Parallel 4 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 5, Chair: Melania Cristescu
Using eDNA from soil and Malaise traps to monitor renaturation measures in a European forest
Ameli K Kirse

Metabarcoding of chironomids in a multiple stressor mesocosm experiment manipulating salinity, fine sediment and flow velocity
Arne J Beermann

Multifaceted DNA Metabarcoding for Noninvasive Studies of Bats
Joel F Swift

Linking aerial grass pollen biodiversity and human health: an environmental genomic approach
Georgina L Brennan

Using sedaDNA alongside palaeoenvironmental proxies for understanding wetland and lakeside archaeological sites
Tony G Brown

Exploiting Alpine glaciers as biological archives: DNA metabarcoding of ice cores extracted from the largest and deepest southern Alps glacier, Adamello, Italy
Cristiano Vernesi
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 4 - Barcoding Networks, Chair: Sandi Willows-Munro
Synergies in national biodiversity campaigns: cooperation adds quality to species knowledge bases
Ingrid Salvesen

Barcoding a Corporate Backyard: Three Years at ResMed Malaise trap in San Diego
Dirk Steinke

The ECOTROP field school: Inventorying Afro-tropical invertebrate biodiversity through student activities and the use of DNA barcoding
Thibaud Decaëns

ABOL (The Austrian Barcode of Life) - metamorphosis from the pilot phase into an Initiative
Nikolaus U Szucsich

Check Out Bioliteracy: Novel partnership with a city library system to expand DNA barcoding initiatives in a global biodiversity hotspot
Dirk Steinke
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Nari Room
Parallel 4 - Terrestrial Biodiversity 3 / Terrestrial Vertebrates, Chair: Luis Hernandez-Triana / Natalia Abramsom
Identification of stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Kenya using Morphometrics and DNA barcoding
Nelly N Ndungu

Towards a DNA barcode reference database for spiders and harvestmen of Germany
Jonas J Astrin

Building the DNA barcode library of Holarctic Mycetophilidae (Diptera)
Jostein Kjaerandsen

Using DNA barcodes to study a taxonomically difficult group of ants (Formicidae: Ponerinae) in Argentina
Priscila E Hanisch

Molecular identification of small and medium Neotropical non-volant and volant mammals in a Biogeographic Choco locality.
Mauricio Serna-Gonzalez

Barcoding Of Bats (Order: Chiroptera) In The Philippines Using The Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit I Gene
Adrian U Luczon
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 5 - Methodological Advances 2 (Genomics), Chair: Xin Zhou
Genome skimming for intraspecific phylogeography
Eric Coissac

Expanding on barcode data: Genome skimming and organellar genomes
Thomas W. A. Braukmann

Scaling up the generation of reference quality genomes across a range of vertebrate diversity
Iliana Bista

Genome-wide DNA barcoding: new concept of species identification tool using next-generation sequencing
Yoshihisa Suyama

High throughput plant DNA barcoding using microfluidic PCR: a new method for referencing the tree of life
Caroline Puente-Lelievre

Low coverage genome sequencing of Saliceae species: the quest for additional markers.
Youri Lammers

Insect multilocus metabarcoding: in silico evaluation of old and new primers.
Daniel Marquina
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Goldfields Room
Parallel 5 - Biodiversity Surveys 1, Chair: Kailash Chandra
DNA barcoding the San Diego County Plant Atlas using a herbarium synoptic collection from a global biodiversity hotspot
Mary Ann Hawke

Rainforest tree composition and regeneration investigated using DNA barcoding in the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
Natasha de Vere

Assessing the impacts of land use change and seasonality on arthropod communities in the northern edge of the tropics
Kingsly Chuo Beng

Flying insects in the southern Atlantic Forest: striking biodiversity and diverse temporal demographic patterns
Belen Bukowski

Colombia BIO: discovering biodiversity in post-conflict territories in Colombia.
Mailyn A Gonzalez

Advancing DNA barcoding applications - monitoring environmental, agricultural and public health outcomes
Kor-Jent van Dijk
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ingwe Room
Parallel 5 - Ecology: Diet & Networks, Chair: Charles Godfray
DNA metabarcoding- application to common leopard diet
Wasim Shehzad

Resource partitioning among large herbivores and structure of plant-herbivore interaction networks in savanna: new insights from fecal DNA
Johan Pansu

Harnessing the feeding habits of a ubiquitous estuarine scavenger for fish biodiversity assessment
Stefano Mariani

Keeping up with the Joneses. Resolving large ecological interaction webs on a shoelace.
Tuomas T Kankaanpaeae

FENNEC - Functional Exploration of Natural Networks and Ecological Communities
Markus J Ankenbrand
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Ndau Room
Parallel 5 - Evolution: Diversity & Distributions, Chair: Marko Mutanen
Are we underestimating the number of plant species in the tropics? New insights from population genetics approaches applied on African forest trees
Olivier J Hardy

Phylogeographic investigation of indigenous and invasive Tamarix (Saltcedar) based on nuclear ITS; plastid trnS-trnG and microsatellite DNA markers
Samalesu Guelor SG Mayonde

DNA barcodes and the comparative phylogeography of North American Lepidoptera
Linda A Lait

Disentangling Causes of DNA Barcode Sharing: Genomic Evidence for Species Integrity and Historical Introgression in Wolf Spiders
Vladislav Ivanov

To network, or not to network, that is the Phylogenetic Question
Alastair J Potts

High spatial and temporal turnover in the arthropod community of a tropical montane forest
Michelle L. D'Souza
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 5 - Barcode Applications: Aquatic, Chair: Anais Lacoursiere-Roussel
DNA-based aquatic bioassessment and monitoring in Europe and beyond: The EU COST Action DNAqua-Net paves the way from research to application
Florian Leese

Alien invasive risk assessment of the marine aquarium trade in South Africa
Gitte GK Wehr

A DNA barcoding approach to assess the risk posed by the aquarium trade in the spread of invasive aquatic plants in South Africa
Hendrik J. Niemann

DNA barcoding the planktonic rotifers from Mexico, a review
Marcelo Silva-Briano

Managing the freshwater native and non-native flora of South Africa using DNA Barcoding
Simeon Bezeng SB Bezeng

Combining DNA barcoding and ecological niche modelling to strengthen control and management plans of invasive plants of freshwater systems in South Africa.
Lerato LN Hoveka
Day 3 - Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00, Nari Room
Parallel 5 - Fungal Diversity, Chair: Adriaana Jacobs-Venter
Applying the latest next generation sequencing technology – MinIon – to DNA barcoding based fungal identification
Laszlo Irinyi

Combining soil DNA meta-barcoding and ecological parameters to develop a probabilistic mathematical model of fungal species presence
Genevieve GL Laperriere

Using DNA barcodes to predict biodiversity priorities of macrofungi in South Africa
Marieka Gryzenhout

Establishment of a quality controlled secondary fungal barcode (TEF1α) database for medical fungi
Wieland Meyer

The disconnect between fungal taxonomists and fungal ecologists using DNA barcodes: how can we bridge the divide?
Z. Wilhelm de Beer

The West African Center for DNA Barcoding of Fungi: Progress, facilities and Challenges
Nourou S. Yorou

Parallel Sessions Day 4

Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 6 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 6, Chair: Sarah Adamowicz
The mBRAVE Platform: The next generation of HTS data analysis
Sujeevan Ratnasingham**

Metabarcoding plants from lake sediments: where are we and where are we going
Inger G Alsos

The Metabarcoding and Metagenomics Journal: Innovative scholarly publishing in a rapidly expanding research field
Lyubomir Penev

Scaling up DNA metabarcoding for large-scale spatiotemporal analysis of biodiversity
Mehrdad Hajibabaei

Quantitative assessment of DNA metabarcoding with constructed species mixtures
Karen L Bell
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30, Goldfields Room
Parallel 6 - Biodiversity Surveys 2, Chair: Rodolphe Rougerie
Mapping terrestrial biodiversity across the planet: a progress report on the Global Malaise Program
Kate H.J. Perez

Testing the Global Malaise Trap Program - How well does the current barcode reference library identify flying insects in Germany?
Matthias F Geiger

Comparison of approaches for rapid barcode-assisted invertebrate surveys at Rouge National Urban Park
Jayme E Sones

Bridging biodiversity evidence through data standards: the GBIF perspectives towards molecular data
Dmitry D. Schigel

Using Probabilistic Taxonomic Assignment (PROTAX) to census vertebrate wildlife from leech-derived iDNA
Douglas W Yu

A review of over a decade of DNA barcoding in South Africa: a faunal perspective
Sandi Willows-Munro
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30, Ingwe Room
Parallel 6 - Plants 2 (Taxonomic focus), Chair: Muthama Muasya
The Cape Gum-Bushes: Taxonomy and Diversification of Pteronia (Asteraceae)
Anifat O Bello

Unravelling relationships in Tephrosia and allies (Millettieae, Fabaceae)
James S Boatwright

Biogeography of Southern African Legumes
Abubakar Bello

Sisyranthus: A poorly known genus within Apocynaceae from southern Africa
Khanyisile Shabangu

Towards a phylogeny in the Schizoglossum-complex and its allies (Apocynaceae–Asclepiadoideae).
Stoffel P Bester

The taxonomic revision of a near-cosmopolitan Monocot family: Smilacaceae (Lilales) based on DNA barcoding and morphological traits
Chengxin Fu
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30, Ndau Room
Parallel 6 - Evolution: Phylogenetics, Chair: Dario Lijtmaer
Using taxonomic consistency with semi-automated data pre-processing for high quality DNA barcodes
Bjoern Rulik

Incipient biogeography-linked speciation in coastal southern Africa: a challenge to DNA barcoding
Peter R Teske

On resolving the challenges to Neo-Darwinism, molecular phylogenetics, and DNA barcoding arising from current molecular data
Yuri Kartavtsev

Evaluation of the phylogenetic relationship between phytochemical presence and genetic diversity in tropical tree species
Alvaro J Perez Castaneda

Can phenotypic differences predict genetic clade membership in the Ultramarine Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa brissonii)?
Pablo D Lavinia

Can DNA barcodes help improve higher-level systematics? Simulations and the Polyommatus blue butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) provide an answer
Gerard Talavera
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 6 - Freshwater Biodiversity, Chair: Elisabeth Stur, Manuel Elias-Gutierrez
Improved Protocols to Accelerate the Assembly of DNA Barcode Reference libraries for Freshwater Zooplankton
Manuel Elias-Gutierrez

Don't judge book by its cover - the case of freshwater gammarids of the Periadriatic region
Michal Grabowski

DNA barcode diversity of freshwater calanoid copepods (Crustacea) from New Zealand and Australian infer recent dispersal and local evolution of the New Zealand fauna
Ian C Duggan

Towards the DNA barcode reference library for European freshwater crustaceans. A summary of recent efforts
Tomasz Mamos

Water mites of the Great Lakes Watershed: exploring species boundaries with DNA barcodes
Monica R Young

Authentication of Freshwater Pearls Using Next-Generation Sequencing
Janet Topan
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 11:00 - 12:30, Nari Room
Parallel 6 - Barcode Applications: Terrestrial 2, Chair: Jun Ma
Assessing DNA barcodes as an aid for species identification of ticks (Ixodida) in the United Kingdom
Luis Miguel LM Hernandez-Triana

Revealing the diversity of deadly venomous caterpillars from the genus Lonomia (Saturniidae: Hemileucinae), and its epidemiological implications
Camila Gonzalez

DNA-barcodes reveal new species of leaf-mining moths from Siberia and the Russian Far East forests and illuminate the invasion process of some species
Natalia Kirichenko

Assessing DNA barcodes as a diagnostic tool in identification of giant African land snail species.
Krishna M J Makam

Barcode Index Numbers Expedite Quarantine Inspections and Aid the Interception of Nonindigenous Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae)
Jun Ma
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndlopfu Room
Parallel 7 - Authentication: Medicinal Plants 2, Chair: Anthony Magee
Genomic barcoding of plants: African trade in Anacyclus (Asteraceae)
Vincent Manzanilla

Combining molecular and chemical data for species discrimination within the South African Erythroxylaceae (coca) family.
Sewes PSF Alberts

Determining the level of substitution in herbal products containing Harpagophytum spp. through a standard reference barcode library.
Estherna E Pretorius

Comparative authentication of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John wort) herbal products using DNA metabarcoding, TLC and HPLC-MS
Ancuta Cristina Raclariu

Identification of natural product leads (Andrographolide) based on phylogenetic approach in genus Andrographis Wall. ex Nees using DNA barcodes
Senthilkumar Umapathy

Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Goldfields Room
Parallel 7 - Methodological Advances 3, Chair: Natalia Ivanova
PhyloAlps: The genome project of the alpine flora
Eric Coissac

500 plastome project: New tools for conserving the Pilbara flora
Paul G Nevill

Development of a Reference Standard Library of Chloroplast Genome Sequences, GenomeTrakrCP
Ning Zhang

Standardized biodiversity assessments using next-generation sequencing
Thomas W. A. Braukmann

Damn it, Jim, it's a tricorder: a live demonstration of the components of a hand-held, real-time DNA barcoding device
Karen E James
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ingwe Room
Parallel 7 - Plants 3, Chair: Stephen James Boatwright
Needs and challenges for a DNA Barcoding study of the Libyan flora
Ahmed M. H. Gawhari

DNA barcoding of Ficus virens Aiton (Moraceae) complex present in biodiversity hotspot of South India and its taxonomical implications
Karthikeyan Mahima

DNA Barcoding Evaluation and Implications for Phylogenetic Relationships in Lauraceae from China
Zhi-Fang Liu

Combined analysis of morphological and genetic markers reveals five probable species in the widespread taxon Khaya anthotheca (Welw.) C.DC (Meliaceae).
Ulrich Gael Bouka Dipelet

Development of DNA barcodes for the identification of plants from Amazonian metalliferous rocky outcrops
Guilherme Oliveira

Barcoding of Estuarine Macrophytes and Phylogenetic Diversity of Different Estuaries along the South African Coastline
Dimitri DA Veldkornet
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Ndau Room
Parallel 7 - Evolution: Community Structure, Chair: Jonathan Davies
Disentangling phylogenetic patterns of the mistletoes (Santalales) occurrence in sub-Saharan Africa
A. Muthama Muasya

Barcoding life in the Cape: insights from the phylogeography of a small Cape genus
Nicholas C Galuszynski

Phylogenetic Analysis of Andean Tree Communities along an Elevational Gradient in Ecuador
Kevin S Burgess

Do functional and phylogenetic components of tropical tree diversity identify similar habitats for conservation priority on an oceanic island?
Nicholas Wilding

Impacts of forestry on spider (Araneae) diversity, abundance, and community structure
Chris Ho
Day 4 - Friday, 24th November 2017 - 13:30 - 15:00, Mhelembe Room
Parallel 7 - eDNA & Metabarcoding 7, Chair: Cathryn Abbott
Surveying non-arthropod diversity through DNA barcoding of arthropods
Evgeny V Zakharov

Unlocking the genetic diversity of free-living Symbiodinium
Lisa Fujise

Searching for hidden diversity among the phylum Platyhelminthes using global metabarcoding data.
Konstantina Mitsi

Global metabarcoding survey from TaraOceans expedition uncovers novel diversity in Opisthokonta
Alicia S. Arroyo

Past subsistence practices in New Zealand revealed by ancient DNA
Frederik V Seersholm

Ecobarcoding: taxonomy-free approach for high-throughput environmental DNA-based biomonitoring
Jan Pawlowski