Measuring ecosystem multifunctionality across scales

Measuring ecosystem multifunctionality across scales
March 12, 2020

New paper published proposing a new way of measuring multifunctionality across spatial scales, illustrated with a European-wide dataset of 18 ecosystem services. Our assessment captures not only the diversity of ecosystem services supplied within each municipality (alpha-multifunctionality), but also the unique contribution of each municipality to the regional ecosystem service

Species Distribution Modeling in Latin America: A 25-Year Retrospective Review

Species Distribution Modeling in Latin America: A 25-Year Retrospective Review
June 17, 2019

Species distribution modeling (SDM) is a booming area of research that has had an exponential increase in use and development in recent years. We performed a search of scientific literature and found 5,533 documents published from 1993 to 2018 using SDM, representing a global network of 4,329 collaborating institutions from

A global alliance for biodiversity knowledge

May 27, 2019

In July 2018, GBIF and partner organisations convened the second Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC2) in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the term of the conference, participants called for the establishment of a global alliance for biodiversity knowledge that would align the global efforts to deliver current, accurate and comprehensive data, information

New publication on using Earth observations in analysis of ecosystem services

May 16, 2019

Based on a series of NASA funded workshops to increase and improve the use of Earth observations in ecosystem services assessments, we evaluated why most there’s so little use of EO for ES given that everyone agrees it’s a good idea. We published what we learned about challenges and opportunities

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report released

State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report released
May 8, 2019

CAFF’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program has released its State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report. Arctic lakes and rivers losing the ability to sustain current level and diversity of Arctic freshwater species: new report Increased warming pushing freshwater ecosystems to the brink Rovaniemi, Finland—Climate change and development threaten the health

Experts present a new framework for global species monitoring

Experts present a new framework for global species monitoring
March 11, 2019

Media release by Yale University, USA: New Haven, Conn. –  A group of international experts has developed a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and trends of species worldwide. This finding comes after a multi-year collaboration under the auspices of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation

Measuring species traits for biodiversity policy goals

Measuring species traits for biodiversity policy goals
September 18, 2018

In a new perspective paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a group of international biodiversity researchers including GEO BON members shows how trait variability within species can be incorporated into Essential Biodiversity Variables. Including such trait variability will enable the assessment of how organisms respond to global change and can