Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to taxonomic identification, individualization, and geographic origin of non-human biological evidence based on morphological and genetic analyses.
Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products
Christina Lindquist, Subcommittee Chair, UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Forensic Unit
Vacant, Subcommittee Vice Chair
Ashley Spicer, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Barry Baker, National Fish and Wildlife Service
Alyse Bertenthal, Wake Forest Law School ( Legal Task Group representative)
Kelly Carrothers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Law Enforcement Division
Nicole Chinnicci, East Stroudsburg University
Hope Draheim, National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
Robert Grahn, University of California
Rachel Jacobs, Ph.D., National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
Rebecca Johnson, Smithsonian Institute
Kelly Meiklejohn, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Erin Meredith, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Jeff Rodzen, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Christopher Saunders, South Dakota State University ( Statistics Task Group representative)
Nadja Schreiber Compo, Florida International University ( Human Factors Task Group representative)
Michael Stockdale, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Dyan Straughan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tabitha Viner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( Quality Task Group representative) Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)
ANSI/ASB Standard 019, . Wildlife Forensics General Standards, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 028, . Wildlife Forensics Morphology Standards, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 029, . Report Writing in Wildlife Forensics, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 046, . Wildlife Forensics Validation Standards—STR Analysis, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 047, Wildlife Forensics Validation Standard—Validating New Primers for Sequencing, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 048, . Wildlife Forensic DNA Standard Procedures, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 106, . Wildlife Forensics - Protein Serology Method for Taxonomic Identification, First Edition, 2020
ANSI/ASB Standard 111, . Standard for Training in Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Analysis for Taxonomic Identification, First Edition, 2020
ANSI/ASB Standard 138, .
Standard for Collection of Known DNA Samples from Domestic Mammals, First Edition, 2022
this is the sdo-published version of osac 2021-n-0001, currently on the OSAC registry (see 'sent to an sdo' section below).
Sent to an SDO
Standard for Reference Collections in Wildlife Forensic Biology: Genetics and Vertebrate Morphology. OSAC 2022-S-0011,
Standard for Construction of Multilocus Databases. Method for Geographic Assignment of Individual Animals.
Validation of Wildlife Sequences in Public Databases.
Standard for Interpreting STR Data in Forensic Wildlife Cases When No Allelic Ladder is Available.
Standard for Developing and Validating STR Multiplex Panels.
Genetic Methods to Determine an Individual of Potential Hybrid Origin.
Research & Development Needs