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DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe

Leese, Florian; Altermatt, Florian; Bouchez, Agnès; Ekrem, Torbjørn; Hering, Daniel; Meissner, Kristian; Mergen, Patricia; Pawlowski, Jan; Piggott, Jeremy Jay; Rimet, Frédéric; Steinke, Dirk; Taberlet, Pierre; Weigand, Alexander M.; Abarenkov, Kessy; Beja, Pedro; Bervoets, Lieven; Björnsdóttir, Snaedís; Boets, Pieter; Boggero, Angela; Magnar Bones, Atle; Borja, Ángel; Bruce, Kat; Bursić, Vojislava; Carlsson, Jens; Čiampor, Fedor; Čiamporová-Zatovičová, Zuzana; Coissac, Eric; Costa, Filipe; Costache, Marieta; Creer, Simon; Csabai, Zoltán; Deiner, Kristy; DelValls, Ángel; Drakare, Stina; Duarte, Sofiaž; Eleršek, Tina; Fazi, Stefano; Fišer, Cene; Flot, Jean-François; Fonseca, Vera; Fontaneto, Diego; Grabowski, Michael; Graf, Wolfram; Guðbrandsson, Jóhannes; Hellström, Micaela; Hershkovitz, Yaron; Hollingsworth, Peter; Japoshvili, Bella; Jones, John I.; Kalamujic Stroil, Belma; Kasapidis, Panagiotis; G Kelly, Martyn; Kelly-Quinn, Mary; Keskin, Emre; Kõljalg, Urmas; Ljubešić, Zrinka; Maček, Irena; Mächler, Elvira; Mahon, Andrew; Marečková, Marketa; Mejdandžić, Maja; Mircheva, Georgina; Montagna, Matteo; Moritz, Christian; Mulk, Vallo; Naumoski, Andreja; Navodaru, Ion; Padisák, Judit; Pálsson, Snæbjörn; Panksep, Kristel; Penev, Lyubomir; Petrusek, Adam; Pfannkuchen, Martin Andreas; Primmer, Craig R; Rinkevich, Baruch; Rotter, Ana; Schmidt- Kloiber, Astrid; Segurado, Pedro; Speksnijder, Arjen; Stoev, Pavel; Strand, Malin; Šulčius, Sigitas; Sundberg, Per; Traugott, Michael; Tsigenopoulos, Costas; Turon, Xavier; Valentini, Alice; van der Hoorn, Berry; Várbíró, Gábor; Vasquez Hadjilyra, Marlen Ines; Viguri, Javier; Vitonytė, Irma; Vogler, Alfried; Vrålstad, Trude; Wägele, Wolfgang; Wenne, Roman; Winding, Anne; Woodward, Guy; Zegura, Bojana; Zimmermann, Jonas (2016) DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 2 . e11321-1. ISSN 2367-7163

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The protection, preservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and their functions are of global importance. For European states it became legally binding mainly through the EUWater Framework Directive (WFD). In order to assess the ecological status of a given water body, aquatic biodiversity data are obtained and compared to a reference water body. The quantified mismatch obtained determines the extent of potential management actions. The current approach to biodiversity assessment is based on morpho-taxonomy. This approach has many drawbacks such as being time consuming, limited in temporal and spatial resolution, and error-prone due to the varying individual taxonomic expertise of the analysts. Novel genomic tools can overcome many of the aforementioned problems and could complement or even replace traditional bioassessment. Yet, a plethora of approaches are independently developed in different institutions, thereby hampering any concerted routine application. The goal of this Action is to nucleate a group of researchers across disciplines with the task to identify gold-standard genomic tools and novel ecogenomic indices for routine application in biodiversity assessments of European fresh- and marine water bodies. Furthermore, DNAqua-Net will provide a platform for training of the next generation of European researchers preparing them for the new technologies. Jointly with water managers, politicians, and other stakeholders, the group will develop a DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring ... 3 conceptual framework for the standard application of eco-genomic tools as part of legally binding assessments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DNAqua-Net ; genetic tools ; bioassessment ; monitoring
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Center for Marine Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Životne strategije fitoplanktona u sjevernom Jadranu-P-limitAndreas Pfannkuchen MartinUIP-2014-09-6563HRZZ
Bioindikatori vodenih masa u Jadranu-BIOTAZrinka LjubešićUIP-2013-11-6433HRZZ
Depositing User: Sofija Konjević
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 14:02
DOI: 10.3897/rio.2.e11321

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