Properly designed monitoring networks can generate data to understand status and trends of biodiversity, and to assess progress towards conservation targets. However, biodiversity monitoring is often affected by poor sampling design. We proposed an approach to choosing optimized monitoring sites among large areas.
Human-driven global change is causing ongoing declines in biodiversity worldwide. In order to address these declines, decision-makers need accurate assessments of the status of and pressures on biodiversity. However, these are heavily constrained by incomplete and uneven spatial, temporal and taxonomic coverage.
The concept of essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) was proposed in 2013 to improve harmonization of biodiversity data into meaningful metrics. EBVs were conceived as a small set of variables which collectively capture biodiversity change at multiple spatial scales and within time intervals that are of scientific and management interest. Despite
The KLIMOS platform and the CEBioS programme (hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation published a study on the situation of biodiversity in environmental impact assessment in the context of development cooperation. In particular, the authors investigated how biodiversity is framed, and
A new GEO BON paper is published in the latest issue of the journal “Trends in Ecology & Evolution” which summarizes priorities to advance monitoring of ecosystem services using Earth observation. The GEO BON working group on Ecosystem Services aims, among other things, to (i) facilitate trend assessments and monitoring
Global sustainability policies, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Aichi Targets, aim to ensure sustainable development, including improved human well-being and the conservation of nature. Although not yet explicitly used to evaluate the progress towards sustainable development, the ecosystem service concept implies a direct link between biodiversity
…says new report released at Arctic Council Ministerial To download the report and get more information: www.arcticbiodiversity.is/marine | www.pame.is All the data collected for this report can be found on CAFFs Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) On May 11th 2017, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) released the
…says new State of the Arctic Biodiversity Report, released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Further information can be found here: www.arcticbiodiversity.is/marine All the data collected for this report can be found on CAFFs Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS) On May 11th 2017, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) released
GEO BON was invited to attend the Second GEO Data Providers workshop. The First GEO Data Providers workshop was held as a side event at the GEO-XIII Plenary in St Petersburg, Russia, to strengthen dialogue with data providers and to improve the discoverability, accessibility and usability of GEOSS resources. Given
Within the activities of GEO BON’s Ecosystem Function WG, a workshop was held at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on the 30th-31st of March 2017. The first day was held in a mini-conference format, with scientific talks followed by discussions, covering themes ranging from remote sensing of biodiversity, functional attributes