Funding period: 2016-2021
Lead: Donald Baird, ECCC and James Macklin, AAFC
Total GRDI funding: $9,028,664
Biodiversity is paramount in water and soil to sustain diverse ecosystem services and economic activities across Canada. Genomics tools are the only tools available to comprehensively characterize this complex biodiversity. The Ecobiomics project develops advanced genomics tools to assess freshwater ecosystem biodiversity and water quality in lakes and rivers; evaluate the health of soil essential to the productivity of agricultural and forestry systems across Canada; and investigate soil remediation for the oil and mining sectors. This project will enable a more comprehensive perspective of water and soil as living systems. The project involves scientists from 7 federal departments and agencies.