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
Kimberly Frazier, Subcommittee Chair, Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Forensic Laboratory
R. Christopher O'Brien, Ph.D., Subcommittee Vice Chair, University of New Haven
Ashley Spicer, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Barry Baker, National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
Tasha Bauman, Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Forensic and Fish Health Laboratory ( Quality Task Group member)
Jason Byrd, University of Florida/Maples Center for Forensic Medicine
Nicole Chinnicci, East Stroudsburg University
Hope Draheim, National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
Holly Ernest, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
David Foran, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Jenny Giles, Ph.D., Fin Forensics, LLC
Robert Grahn, University of California Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Forensic Unit
Rachel Jacobs, Ph.D., National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
Kelly Meiklejohn, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Erin Meredith, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Jeff Rodzen, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Andrea Roth, UC Berkeley School of Law ( Legal Task Group member)
Christopher Saunders, South Dakota State University ( Statistics Task Group member)
Nadja Schreiber Compo, Florida International University ( Human Factors Task Group member)
Michael Stockdale, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Tabitha Viner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 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 Sent to an SDO
Standard for the Use of GenBank for Taxonomic Assignment of Wildlife (draft OSAC Proposed Standard) . OSAC 2021-S-0014,
Standard for Reference Collections in Wildlife Forensic Biology: Genetics and Vertebrate Morphology (draft OSAC Proposed Standard). Standard for the Development and Use of Allele Frequency and Population Genetics Databases.
Standard for the Development and Use of In-House Sequence Databases for Taxonomic
Assignment of Wildlife. Method for Geographic Assignment of Individual Animals.
Best Practices for Building STR Panels in Wildlife Forensics.
Genetic Methods to Determine an Individual of Potential Hybrid Origin.
Criteria for Analyzing STR Data in Forensic Wildlife Cases When No Allelic Ladder is Available.
Veterinary Forensic Live Animal Examination Standards.
Veterinary Forensic Postmortem Examination Standards.
Research & Development Needs