Co-Chairs

Henrique Miguel Pereira, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany
Mike Gill, NatureServe

Executive Secretary

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

Secretariat

Laetitia Navarro, Carlos Guerra, Nestor Fernandez, HyeJin Kim, Christian Langer, Anne-Kathrin Thomas, 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 Co-Chairs, and other Officers; 3 year terms, renewable once.

Members:

Henrique Miguel Pereira
Co-Chair

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

  Mike Gill
Co-Chair

NatureServe

Gary Geller
GEO Science Officer and NASA Ecological Forecasting Program

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

Nestor Fernandez
Biodiversity Scientist

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

HyeJin Kim
Biodiversity Scientist

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

Anne-Kathrin Thomas
Administrative Assistant

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

Ariane Korn
Administrative Assistant (maternity leave)

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.

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

Members:

Name Institution Country Capacity
Tom Christensen Aarhus University Denmark Arctic BON
Mark Costello University of Auckland New Zealand Marine BON, Species Traits WG
Nicholas Coops The University of British Columbia Canada Remote Sensing TF
Denis Couvet National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) France French BON
Aurélie Delavaud Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) France French BON
Simon Ferrier CSIRO Australia Community Composition WG, EBV Development TF
Néstor Fernández iDiv Germany GEO BON Secretariat /
Data TF
Gary Geller US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) USA GEO / NASA
Ilse Geijzendorffer Tour du Valat France Ecosystem services WG
Mike Gill NatureServe Canada Co-Chair/
BON development WG
Carlos Guerra iDiv Germany GEO BON Secretariat
Sean Hoban Morton Arboretum USA Genetic Composition WG
Walter Jetz Yale University USA Species populations WG
Jens Kattge Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry Germany Species Traits WG
Allison Leidner US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) USA Remote Sensing TF
Melodie McGeoch Monash University Australia Species populations WG
Robert Guralnick University of Florida USA Data TF
Frank Muller-Karger University of South Florida USA Marine BON
Eun-Shik Kim Kookmin University, Seoul South Korea AP BON
HyeJin Kim iDiv Germany GEO BON Secretariat
Daniel Kissling University of Amsterdam The Netherlands Coordinator GLOBIS-B
Data TF
Maria Cecilia Londoño Alexander von Humboldt Institute Colombia Colombia Colombia BON
BON development WG
Laetitia Navarro iDiv Germany GEO BON Secretariat
Policy TF
Jeanne Nel VU University Amsterdam /Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University The Netherlands
South Africa
Freshwater BON
Emily Nicholson Deakin University Australia Ecosystem function WG
Henrique M. Pereira iDiv Germany Co-Chair
Ilaria Palumbo Joint Research Centre Italy Ecosystem Structure WG
Isabel Sousa Pinto University of Porto Portugal Marine BON
Michael Schaepman University of Zurich Switzerland Coordinator BioDiscovery
& GlobDiversity
Ghada El Serafy DELTARES Netherlands Coordinator ECOPOTENTIAL
Odirilwe Selomane University of Stockholm Sweden Ecosystem Services WG
Andrew Skidmore University of Twente The Netherlands Ecosystem structure WG Remote Sensing TF
Jason Taylor National Park Service USA Arctic BON
Wilfried Thuiller University Grenoble Alpes France Community Composition WG
Eren Turak Office of Environment & Heritage Australia Freshwater BON
Maria Vallejos University of Buenos Aires Argentinia Ecosystem Services WG
Sheila Vergara University of the Philippines Los Baños Philippines AP BON
Petteri Vihervaara Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki Finland BON development WG
Martin Wegmann University of Würzburg Germany Ecosystem Structure WG
Aaike De Wever Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Belgium Freshwater BON
Haigen Xu Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences China China BON
Tetsukazu Yahara Kyushu University Japan AP 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
Donald Hobern Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Denmark
Robert Höft Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Canada
Anne Larigauderie Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Germany
Harold Mooney Stanford University USA
Marc Paganini European Space Agency (ESA) Italy
Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard Future Earth Canada
Jon Paul Rodrigues IUCN Venezuela
Bob Scholes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa
Woody Turner US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) USA