Projects to establish biodiversity indicators in African countries The CEBioS programme funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation developed a capacity development concept linking scientific data to policy development in some African countries. To guarantee shared ownership, academic institutes and organisations or authorities with responsibilities in biodiversity policy were invited to
The project „Flora of Bavaria – Data management DWB and concept development Flora“ started in August, 2016. The two-year project is based on the results of a preceding project and will – at the end – give online access to more than 6 mio historical and recent occurrence data of
ScenNet’2016, 24-26 August 2016, Montpellier – France ScenNet’2016, the international conference on Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Support of Decision Making, has been a great success. An internationally diverse group of scientists assembled at this conference and brought their expertise on both modelling biodiversity and ecosystem
Socio-ecological drivers of change, operating at various administrative and temporal scales in an interactive pattern, determine the directionality and intensity of anthropogenic processes and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems. Anthropogenic processes may therefore also directly or indirectly impact on ecosystem resilience, the ability of a system to return to
All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software package R. Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects,
SaMovar (Satellite-based Monitoring of invasive species in central-Chile) Chile has a large number of endemic species due to its isolated location caused by the Andean mountain range in the East and the Pacific in the West. Chile is therefore listed as one of the biodiversity hots-spots of the Planet. At the
We are facing global challenges such as climate change, land-use alteration, biodiversity loss, and the formation of novel ecosystems and communities. To understand the causes and consequences requires support from global monitoring programs and shared research infrastructure. Biological field stations (BFS) constitute a global network for long-term environmental monitoring and
The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing for Environment
(http://www.isrse36.org) took place in May in Berlin.
Several GEO BON members participated in the IPBES 2nd Meeting of the Task Force on Knowledge and Data in Bonn, April 2015. This meeting was embedded in a joint IPBES Task Force meeting and was aimed to review draft documents on Data, Information and Knowledge which will guide the regional
From May 4 to May 6 at the Greenberg Conference Center in New Haven Connecticut, sponsored by Future Earth, YCEI, Map of Life and the Yale SBSC Program, the Future Earth cluster on “Global Biodiversity Monitoring, Prediction and Reporting” was launched.