Since it began in 2012, PREDICTS has furthered our understanding of how different aspects of biodiversity respond to land-use pressures across the globe. The first phase of PREDICTS focussed on collating spatial comparisons, where biodiversity was sampled across multiple sites that differed in land use or intensity. This approach had
This year, the AGU (The American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from December 11-15 with a session “Development of Essential Biodiversity Variables: Progress and Challenges”. Information on the session abstract and conveners are below. Abstracts are due Wednesday, August 2, at 11:59 PM
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.
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
Climate change, human activity increase threat of Invasive Alien Species to the Arctic. Further information can be found here: https://caff.is/invasive-species | www.pame.is A new Arctic Council strategy and action plan calls for action to curb the impending arrival in the Arctic of invasive alien species, a globally significant driver of
…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
On Mar. 27-29, Asia Biodiversity Conservation and Database Network (ABCDNet) Working Group Meeting, as a parallel workshop during the ATBC Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting 2017, which was held in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. The meeting was organized by Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BC-CAS), 18 participants from Bangladesh, India, Indonesian,Kazakhstan, the
A new paper published in International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation explores the potential of three satellite-derived Ecosystem Functional Attributes as SRS-EBVs capable of anticipating species range shifts when used in SDMs.
Mountains are hotspots of biodiversity and areas of high endemism that support one third of terrestrial species and numerous ecosystem services. Mountain ecosystems are therefore of prime importance not only for biodiversity, but for human well-being in general. Because of their geodiversity, mountain ecosystems have served as refuge for organisms