AGU session: Development of EBVs: Progress and Challenges

July 18, 2017

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

Optimized monitoring sites for detection of biodiversity trends in China

June 26, 2017

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.

A view on biodiversity within environmental impact assessment in the Global South

June 12, 2017

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

Protection of the Arctic’s environments increasing

May 15, 2017

…says new report released at Arctic Council Ministerial To download the report and get more information: | 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

Changes in Arctic marine biodiversity indicate environment on verge of major shift

May 12, 2017

…says new State of the Arctic Biodiversity Report, released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Further information can be found here: 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

Asia Biodiversity Conservation and Database Network Meeting

April 3, 2017

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

SRS-EBVs of Ecosystem Function to anticipate species range shifts

February 21, 2017

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.

GMBA Mountain Portal – New online tool for mountain biodiversity

February 13, 2017

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

Training course RS4forestEBV

February 8, 2017

Forest management requires the use of comprehensive remote sensing data which enable monitoring biodiversity changes. Biophysical and biochemical vegetation parameters can characterise changes in biodiversity through changes in ecosystem structure and function.