Efficiency of insect biodiversity monitoring via Malaise trap samples and DNA barcoding


(Pensoft Publishers) An international team of scientists evaluated the performance of DNA barcoding and the barcode reference library applied to large-scale Malaise trap samples from two German sites over the span of one summer. The scientists conclude that such approaches could help in providing crucial knowledge of the insect biodiversity and its dynamics, as well as enable more efficient management of a habitat’s inventory. Their findings are published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.