uGuelph Biologist on Cover of Canadian Geographic

March 19, 2007

Paul Hebert, a researcher and professor at the University of Guelph, is featured on the cover of Canadian Geographic's March/April issue. The article highlights Hebert's DNA bar-coding method, a new way to identify species.  With research partners in the US and Canada, 15 new species of North American birds and six new species of bats have been discovered with the barcode technique. Hebert is the director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, and was the first to suggest that a short DNA sequence from a gene found by all animals can be used to identify species.  uGuelph News Release