Working Group Species populations advances concepts and methodology for a generalizable capture of the distributions and abundances of species in space and time from regional to global scales.
In 2015 and 2016, a GEOBON expert group has progressed a first conceptualization of the Species Distribution EBV and charted out next steps to advance its empirical capture and use. Over the same time period GEO BON supported the development of essential variables for invasion monitoring. This effort identified the availability of occurrence data for alien species as central to their successful management and highlighted the importance of advances in sharing and integration of such data. With the Species Populations Working Group, we are now entering a second phase with the larger goal of advancing the operational aspects of the SA EBV and especially the SD EBV, supporting scientists to develop example research and conservation applications, and connecting it to other EBVs, indicators and applications.About
- Advance concepts and methodology for a generalizable capture of the distributions and abundances of species in space and time from regional to global scales
- Advance the distribution and abundance data integration through the development of standards, models, and infrastructure.
- Document key data and knowledge gaps and develop mechanisms to support the community in mobilizing data to help close them
- Support the development of example applications of the species population EBV for policy and management across local to national and global scales