GEO BON Structure Towards 2020:
Working Groups and Biodiversity Observation Networks

Version 2.2, 26 Jan 2017

Chair
Henrique Miguel Pereira, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany

Vice-Chair
Mike Gill, Polar Knowledge Canada

Executive Secretary
Laetitia Navarro, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany

Secretariat
Laetitia Navarro, Carlos Guerra, Christian Langer, Ariane Korn, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany

Management Committee

Responsibilities
GEO BON operations; the MC meets monthly to discuss technical and substantive issues regarding GEO BON implementation and coordination.

Composition
Includes the members of the GEO BON Secretariat (Executive Director, Secretary, Programmer), the Chair/Vice-Chair, and other Officers; 3 year terms, renewable once.

Members:

Henrique Miguel Pereira
Chair

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Germany

Mike Gill
Vice-Chair

Polar Knowledge Canada
Canada

Gary Geller
GEO Science Officer

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
USA

Laetitia Navarro
Executive Secretary

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Germany

Christian Langer
IT Officer

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Germany

Carlos Guerra
ECOPOTENTIAL Scientist

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Germany

Ariane Korn
Administrative Assistant

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Germany

Implementation Committee

Responsibilities
The IC implements the deliverables and the implementation plan of GEO BON. It approves the annual budget and has an executive function. The IC meets by phone quarterly and in person once a year. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board are also the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Implementation Committee.

Composition
Those actively engaged in implementing GEO BON including all members of Management Comittee, WG Leads or WG Task Leads and Leads of BON’s. New members must be confirmed by the peers in the Implementation Committee.

Members:

Name Institution Country Capacity
Patty Balnanera Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México México WG lead 6
Neil Brummitt Natural History Museum London UK WG lead 9
Mark Costello University of Auckland New Zealand WG lead 5
Dan Faith The Australian Museum Australia WG lead 1
Simon Ferrier Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, Australian National University Australia WG lead 7
Gary Geller US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) USA GEO / NASA
Mike Gill Polar Knowledge Canada Canada Vice-Chair
Richard Gregory Royal Society for the Protection of Birds UK WG lead 2
Carlos Guerra German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Germany GEO BON Secretariat
Matthew C. Hansen University of Maryland USA WG lead 3
Ian Harrison Center for Environment and Peace, Conservation International USA WG lead 4
Christoph Haeuser Naturkundemuseum Berlin Germany EUBON
Wim Hugo South African Environmental Observation Network South Africa WG lead 8
Walter Jetz Yale University USA WG lead 7
Norbert Jürgens University of Hamburg Germany SASSCAL
Laetitia Navarro German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Germany GEO BON Secretariat
Terry Parr International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) UK ALTER-Net
Henrique Miguel Pereira German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Germany Chair
Isabel Sousa Pinto University of Porto Portugal WG lead 5
Eugenie Regan United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) UK WG lead 9
Hannu Saarenmaa University of Eastern Finland Finland WG lead 8
Roger Sayre US Geological Survey (USGS) USA USGS
Dirk Schmeller Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ Germany WG lead 1
Andrew Skidmore University of Twente The Netherlands WG lead 3
Eren Turak Office of Environment & Heritage Australia WG lead 4
Michele Walters Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa CSIR
Martin Wegmann University of Wuerzburg Germany CEOS
Tetsukazu Yahara Kyushu University Japan WG lead 1 / J-BON
Advisory Board

Responsibilities
The Advisory Board meets once a year, together with the Implementation Committee, to provide strategic direction and feedback on GEO BON and helps to find funding. Members of the Advisory Board are elected by GEO BON’s management committee every 3 years and are renewable once.

Composition
Advisory board members are representatives of organizations, governments, and experts, in a geographically balanced composition as well as other influential individuals with good ties to funding.

Members:

Name Institution Country
Juan Carlos Bello Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Stuart Buchart United Nations Environment Programme and BirdLife International GB
Donald Hobern Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Denmark
Robert Höft Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat Canada
Eun-Shik Kim Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks, EISN-Institute South-Korea
Dora Ann Lange Canhos Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA) Brazil
Anne Larigauderie Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Germany
Eugenia Montezuma Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion Costa Rica
Harold Mooney Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment USA
Marc Paganini European Space Agency (ESA) Italy
Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard Future earth, ICSU Canada
Bob Scholes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa
Woody Turner US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) USA
Sheila Vergara ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity The Philippines
Matt Walpole United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) UK
Haigen Xu Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES), Ministry of Environmental Protection China
Working Groups

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Ecosystem structure

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Ecosystem function

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Species populations

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Ecosystem services

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BON development

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