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BON Co-Leads

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Tetsukazu YaharaKyushu University

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
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Eun-Shik KimKookmin University

Eun-Shik Kim is currently a Professor Emeritus at Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea and is serving the INTECOL as President, the AP BON as co-chair, and the GEO BON as Implementation Committee Member.
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Sheila VergaraASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Country or Region: Philippines
Realm studied: Marine
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Geographic zone studied: South-East Asia

BON Statistics

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Gender Balance

64.8%
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25%
Female

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94 BON Members

Asia-Pacific BON
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Yoshihisa ShirayamaJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

I am a deep-sea benthic biologist. Special interests are meiobenthos, especially nematodes, kinorhynchs and loriciferans. Ecology and taxonomy of these tiny worms are my main field.
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Mao-Ning TuanmuAcademia Sinica

Country or Region: Taiwan
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Aidin NiamirSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute

Biodiversity & Climate, Models & Scenarios, Science & Policy, Malbec & Edam & Beethoven et al. @Senckenberg @Geobiodiversity @IPBES @GEO_Essential @ISIMIPImpacts @GEOBON_org #SDGs
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Mark CostelloUniversity of Auckland

Country or Region: New Zealand
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Hiroyuki MuraokaGifu University

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: High Artic, Svalbard
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Tetsukazu YaharaKyushu University

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
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Chan-ho ParkNational Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)

Country or Region: South Korea
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Oceania, South-East Asia, North-East Asia, South Asia
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HyeJin KimGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

I am a researcher/practitioner at iDiv and GEOBON pursuing my PhD in IPBES Nature Futures scenarios. I am broadly interested in science integration, conservation evidence and transformative change.
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Tatiana V. NikulinaFederal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity

Country or Region: Russia
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: North-East Asia, Pacific Ocean
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Elena SayenkoFederal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity

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Eun-Shik KimKookmin University

Eun-Shik Kim is currently a Professor Emeritus at Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea and is serving the INTECOL as President, the AP BON as co-chair, and the GEO BON as Implementation Committee Member.
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Sheila VergaraASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Country or Region: Philippines
Realm studied: Marine
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Geographic zone studied: South-East Asia
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Bayden RussellUniversity of Hong Kong

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Oceania, Pacific Ocean
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Rehan Ul HaqUVAS

I am Rehan, a Pakistani national, I completed my PhD from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in Natural Resources Management. Research areas: wildlife populations, forestry, wildlife crime.
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Sathaporn MonprapussornSrinakharinwirot University

I am working as lecturer in Department of Geography, Srinakharinwirot University. My research interest is Climate change, ecosystem services, coastal ecosystem and water resources management.
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Ganeshaiah Kotiganahalli N GUniversity of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru

Country or Region: India
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Cai LuBeijing Forestry University

Country or Region: China
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Alice C. HughesXishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Conservation ecologist based in China, working across Southeast Asia. Work focuses on landscape scale conservation across the global tropics, but with a special focus on Southeast Asia.
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Chao-Dong ZhuInstitute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Country or Region: China
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Yogesh JadhavBarli Development Institute for Rural Women

I am a developmental professional (with MBA in forestry management from a premier management Institution in India (www.iifm.ac.in)). I have more than 17 years of experience in implementation of ecosystem management and sustainable forestry projects,
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Thamasak YeeminRamkhamhaeng University

Country or Region: Thailand
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Ruey-Shing LinEndemic Species Research Institute

Country or Region: Taiwan
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Sarnam SinghIndian Institute of Remote Sensing

Country or Region: India
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Pavan KumarJamia Millia Islamia

My self Pavan Kumar doing Ph.D in Remote Sensing
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Meenu RaniGB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

Country or Region: India
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Hemant BadolaFreelance Expert: Biodiversity & Climate Change

Freelance Expert (Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change); formerly: Scientist F & Scientist in-charge, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, Sikkim, India
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Xu ZhepingNational Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences

I am focusing on digitization, integration and discovery of Biodiversity and ecosystem data in China. I am also the member of Working Group of CODATA and node manager of GBIF CAS.
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Mangal ShakyaNepal BON

Nepal BON Coordinator
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Gulab KhedkarDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

I am a molecular ecologist working with various aquatic ecosystems in India. My research is focused on population genetics of various organisms.
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Muddula Krishna NaranjiAndhra University

Ph.D in Marine Biology and Fisheries from Andra University, Andra Pradesh, India.
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Irawan AsaadMinistry of Environment and Forestry

Country or Region: Indonesia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Oceania, South-East Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean
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Anila AjayanInstitute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences/ University of Kerala

I am an optimistic and cheerful person. I have much interest in freshwater ecology and phytoplankton as well.
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Jamie KassOkinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

I am a biogeographer interested in modeling species niches and distributions, measuring variability of communities over time, and mapping biodiversity.
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Michael OrrInstitute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Postdoc Fellow at Chinese Academy of Sciences. Bee Systematics, Natural History, and everything in between.
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Affendi Yang AmriInstitute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya & Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS)

I am a coral reef ecologist working in Malaysia mapping coral reefs and its health status.
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Jillian OoiUniversity of Malaya

Interested in seagrass ecosystems, their distribution patterns and inter-specific interactions, and how seagrass meadows function as habitats for marine fauna such as fish communities and dugongs.
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Sze-wan PoongUniversity of Malaya

My research background is in algal molecular taxonomy and systematics, currently dabbling in transcriptomics.
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Anand SebastianKerala Forest Research Institute

Research Fellow at Kerala Forest Research Institute
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Amritha K SKFRI

Country or Region: India
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Asia
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Takehisa YamakitaJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

I am working to predict marine biodiversity and ecosystem services national or Regional scale to support conservation policy. Impact assessment of disaster and development is also my duty.
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Shiva KhanalForest Research and Training Centre

Country or Region: Nepal
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Asia
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Li ShiInner Mongolia Agricultural University

Entomologist, do research combining taxonomy of flies, biodiversity, geography and ecology. I go to the field about three months each year. Try to use insects as indicators of environmental changes.
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Xinghu QinUniversity of St Andrews

I am working on linking biodiversity levels using a community genetics approach.
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Chitra VanjareBiologia Life Science LLP

I am Director of Biologia Life Science LLP (Ahmednagar, India). Our work at Biologia is Freshwater Biodiversity assessment, environmental education and environmental monitoring.
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Deeksha KrishnaFiji National University

My primary and key research interest focuses on how climate affects agriculture, soil and ecosystem function. I am currently using a large variety of statistical tools and packages, including data assimilation (also known as inverse analysis).
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Alokendu PatnaikWageningen Environmental Research

I would describe myself as a realistic optimist, practical and caring person. I have am a fast learner and adapt to challenges effectively. I am very social and inclusive person.
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Kakha NadiradzeDesertNet International UNCCD

Dr. Kakha Nadiradze as President of the Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD Georgia is a certified practitioner of Agriculture, in the field of Food Safety, Environment protection, Plants and Animals AgroBiodiversity conservation.
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Miriam Muñoz-RojasUniversity of New South Wales

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Masahiro NakaokaHokkaido University, Akkeshi Marine Station

I am studying community ecology in coastal ecosystems, specially focusing on seagrass beds in East and Southeast Asian regions. I am also interested in ecosystem service assessment of these habitats.
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Gudipati RamakrishnaAASRA - Suicide Prevention and Counselling NGO

Country or Region: India
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Geographic zone studied: South Asia
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Yayan Wahyu C. KusumaResearch Center for Plant Conservation & Botanic Gardens (LIPI)

Interested in biodiversity conservation. Currently, focusing on plant population genetics. Planning to establish biodiversity (plants) database in Indonesia, starting from Java.
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T. E. Angela QuirosHokkaido University, Akkeshi Marine Station

My research interests lie in the ecology of nearshore marine environments (seagrass, coral, mangroves), terrestrial and marine protection, small scale fisheries and women’s role in those fisheries.
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Aileen Tan Shau HwaiCentre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Country or Region: Malaysia
Realm studied: Marine
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Cherrie TehUniversiti Sains Malaysia

Country or Region: Malaysia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Sulu-sulawesi & Straits of Malacca
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Frederic Bonoul'Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin (IRHOB)

I am physical Oceanographer researcher, with emphasis in CO2 cycle, Ocean Acidification, climate changes.
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Jonatha GiddensNational Geographic Society Exploration Technology Lab

I am a Fellow with National Geographic Society Exploration Technology Lab conducting deep-ocean biodiversity research using an autonomous benthic lander camera system; the Deep-Ocean Dropcam.
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Wei YangChiba University

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Armando ApanUniversity of Southern Queensland

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
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Serkan GülRecep Tayyip Erdoğan University

I am a researcher that studies on amphibians and reptiles in Turkey. I am interest in ecology and phylogeny of them, and also I focus on their distribution patterns using ecological niche modelling.
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Serge MorandCNRS-CIRAD / Kasetsart University

Current interest on the links between biodiversity and health facing global changes in Southeast Asia.
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Heath CookCornell University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, South Africa, Oceania, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean
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Phuong DaoUniversity of Toronto

Phuong Dao is currently a PhD candidate in physical geography in the Department of Geography & Planning with a collaborative specialization in Environmental Studies in the School of the Environment, University of Toronto.
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Duc Anh NguyenInstitute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR)

Specialist on soil invertebrates in Vietnam, and Southeast Asia.
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Colette BlythUniversity of Adelaide

My PhD uses genomics as conservation and restoration tool. My research explores the genetic structure of several Australian plant species which range from highly endangered to widespread and common.
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Luis LizcanoUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, North America
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R S VishnurajUniversity of Kerala

Freshwater taxomonist currently working on Freshwater fishes of southern western ghats, India
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Jacquomo MonkInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

A major motivation for my research is to improve the way marine biodiversity is monitored, reported, managed and protected, through contributing to more ecologically-informed decisions.
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Avinash VanjareAhmednagar College

I am Assistant Professor in Zoology teaching UG and PG students.I study Rotifers and other aquatic invertebrates, biodiversity of temporary habitats (rocky outcrops) and The Northern Western Ghats.
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Ahmad MahdaviUniversity of Tehran

Insect/environmental toxicologist,helping people,environment and wildlife against toxic compounds for 2-3 decades, using Big Data,Geodata for conservation of biodiversity and computational toxicology.
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Sahadev SharmaUniversity of Malaya

Country or Region: Malaysia
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Sameer PadhyeBiologia Life Science LLP

I am a freshwater biologist working on diversity and community ecology of eutrophic water bodies and rock pools using freshwater crustaceans as a model system in the Western Ghats of India
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Ian ThomasSlash.co

GiS & Remote Sensing Expert, Project Development at Slash.co
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Subir ChowfinGadoli and Manda Khal Wildlife Conservation Trust

Country or Region: India
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Asia
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Naomi BatesFuture Generations University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, North America, South Asia
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Ruth TaylorFuture Generations University

Interaction Designer with Songs of Adaptation Project, Future Generations University
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Denisse Fierro ArcosCharles Darwin Foundation

Marine scientist working with the Shark Ecology Project at the Charles Darwin Foundation.
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Geoff WebbMonash University

I am a data scientist working on earth observation analytics at scale.
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Usman AtiqueChungnam National University

I am a PhD Candidate (Graduating June 2020) in Biodiversity & Environmental Ecology from Chungnam National University, South Korea. I am looking for collaborations for research and publications.
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Yokyok HadiprakarsaRekam Nusantara Foundation

Country or Region: Indonesia
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South-East Asia
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Tati Suryati SyamsudinInstitut Teknologi Bandung

I am lecturer in General Ecology, Soil Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment at School of Life Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) - Indonesia.
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Mallika RobinsonEarth Guardians

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: N.A.
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
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Jacky JudasEmirates Nature - WWF

I am a french wildlife biologist, working as manager and scientific adviser for Emirates Nature-WWF. I have been involved in freshwater studies, mainly in the Hajar Mountains of UAE in the past last 8 years.
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Chandresh BoradAnand Agricultural University

Country or Region: India
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South-East Asia
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Campbell AkujobiThe Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)

I am an Associate Professor of microbiology in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. I have interest in microbe-plants interaction in the soil especially to enhance plant growth
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Sundar ShunmugamS.S.Research Foundation

I am an ecologist and my research focuses on various aspects of aquatic invertebrates including species patterns, diversity of both taxonomic and functional.
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Siddhartha KhareUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi

I am working as a Postdoc fellow in the field of remote sensing and GIS at University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada.
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Andrea BelgranoSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Country or Region: Sweden
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Eric CrandallPennsylvania State University

I am interested in the ecological and evolutionary consequences of larval dispersal for marine populations and species. Also into open data and equitable research opportunity. diversityindopacific.net
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Kaleem AhmedAligarh Muslim University Aligarh

A Wildlife Biologist seeking to take up challenging opportunities in the field of wildlife research. Actively engaged in the field of wildlife from last ten years and handled plethora of project from endangered barasingha in terai forest to biodivers
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Renato MartinsInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Hauke KeglerLeibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: East Africa and adjacent islands, South-East Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean
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Po Teen LimUniversity of Malaya

My research interest is to clarify the coastal ecosystem health and related environmental and climatic drivers. Specialize in Harmful Algal Blooms research using classical and advanced tools
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Taejin ParkNASA Ames Research Center

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Thilina SurasingheBridgewater State University

Wildlife ecologist with specialization in conservation biology (PhD). My research focuses on community organization and biotic homogenization along urban-rural gradients; landscape-scale conservation