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Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee

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The 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

 

Officers

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

Members

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

Standards

Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

Sent to an SDO

Under Development

  • Standard for the Use of GenBank for Taxonomic Assignment of Wildlife.
  • 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.
  • Validation of Wildlife Sequences in Public Databases.
  • Standard for Reference Collections in Wildlife Forensic Biology: Genetics and Vertebrate Morphology.
  • 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.

Other Work Products

Research & Development Needs

Created September 30, 2020, Updated April 6, 2021