An editorial published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, and building on two recent publications by the GEO BON working groups on Species Traits and Species Populations EBVs, discusses the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables as well as their potential to support conservation policies at multiple scales.
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
When: MARCH 22 2019 Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Ecosystem Restoration in the conservation agenda and opportunities for rewilding” Presenter: Laetitia Navarro Short Bio: Dr. Laetitia Navarro is a French biologist. She got her PhD degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal and focused her research
The GlobDiversity project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and kicked off in May 2017, has just completed its first of two 14-month phases. GlobDiversity is the first project dedicated to the specification and engineering of a set of EBVs from satellite remote sensing on the function and structure
The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) was held between November 17th and November 29th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 14 was the occasion for the GEO BON delegation to officially present, in plenary, the Bejing Call on biodiversity observations for post-2020 decision-making, which
GEO member agencies and research organizations from developing countries are now able to access cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the Earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions can apply for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud credits that
As an outcome of the GLOBIS-B workshop in Bari, Italy, an article has been published describing 10 principles that Research Infrastructures can follow to collaborate in developing EBV’s on a global scale.
When: DECEMBER 11 2018 Time: 11:00 am to noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Assessing the Conservation Status of the World’s Ecosystems – The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, a Global Standard” Presenter: Irene Zager Short Bio: Irene Zager is a Venezuelan biologist with more than ten years of
When: NOVEMBER 12 2018 Time: 11:00 to noon EST Title: “WHO IS AFRAID OF THE BIG, BAD BEAR?” Presenter: Ximena Velez-Liendo Short Bio: Ximena Velez-Liendo, Bolivian biologist with more than fifteen years of experience in Andean bear ecology and conservation. She obtained a PhD at the Ecology and Evolution Laboratory at
When: OCTOBER 15 2018 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT Title: Repository of the Bolivian Flora and its Dynamics with Living Systems Presenter: Mónica Moraes Ramírez Short Bio: Originally from Bolivia, Mónica studied biology at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz, obtained a master’s degree in