GlobDiversity project successfully completes its first project phase!

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

GEO BON at COP 14 – Outcomes online

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

Pulse of the planet webinar series #3

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

Pulse of the planet webinar series #2

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

Pulse of the planet webinar series #1

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

Measuring species traits for biodiversity policy goals

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

Species Populations WG: New funding for Invasions Indicator Development

Work under the GEOBON Species Populations Working Group has just received a major boost with funding received by sDiv, the Synthesis Centre of iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (www.idiv.de/sdiv). The successful proposal – Theory and Workflows for Alien and Invasive Species Tracking (sTWIST), led by Melodie McGeoch (Monash University)