May 7, 2018 | Policy guidance papers
The effectiveness of environmental protection measures is based on the early identification and diagnosis of anthropogenic pressures. Similarly, restoration actions require precise monitoring of changes in the ecological quality of ecosystems, in order to highlight their effectiveness. Monitoring the ecological quality relies on bioindicators, which are organisms revealing the pressures exerted on the environment through the composition of their communities.
Jun 14, 2016 | Policy guidance papersSinniger F, Pawlowski J, Harii S, Gooday AJ, Yamamoto H, Chevaldonné P, Cedhagen T, Carvalho G, Creer S Front. Mar. Sci. 2016;3: 92 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00092 ABSTRACT Deep-sea sediments represent the largest but least known ecosystem on earth. With...
Mar 24, 2016 | Policy guidance papers
High-throughput amplicon sequencing of environmental DNA and/or RNA proved to be a powerful tool to describe protist diversity. This new approach called also the metabarcoding has totally transformed our view of protist diversity, revealing a large number of novel lineages and expanding the range of protist phylogenetic diversity at almost every taxonomic level. However, until now the objectives of the vast majority of metabarcoding studies were purely academic.