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Working Group Co-Leads

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Petteri VihervaaraFinnish Environment Institute

Country or Region: Finland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Michael GillNatureServe

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Maria Londono MurciaInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America

Working Group Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

63.7%
Male

34.3%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

102 Working Group Members

BON Development
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Susana CarvalhoKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Country or Region: Saudi Arabia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Western Asia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea
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Robert GuralnickFlorida Museum of Natural History

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Anne-Sophie ArchambeauNational Museum of Natural History (MNHN)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Andrew SkownoSouth African National Biodiversity Institute

Country or Region: South Africa
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Richard LucasUNSW

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Healy HamiltonNatureServe

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica, North America
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Lucy WaruingiAfrican Conservation Centre

Country or Region: Kenya
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied:
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Jo JudgeNational Biodiversity Network

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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William MagnussonInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

I work in the Brazilian Amazon where I coordinate the Program for Biodiversity Research in western Amazônia (PPBio-AmOc) of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC).
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Anne-Julie RochetteRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Country or Region: Belgium
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central Africa, West Africa
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Florian WernerDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Country or Region: Guatemala
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Mesoamerica
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Rebecca PirzlCSIRO

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Oceania
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Enrique MontesUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Romain JulliardNational Museum of Natural History (MNHN)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Gabrielle CanonicoNOAA/ U.S. IOOS

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Eduardo DalcinRio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Research Institute

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Petteri VihervaaraFinnish Environment Institute

Country or Region: Finland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Angela LombaCIBIO-InBIO

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Michael GillNatureServe

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Teja KattenbornInstitute for Geography and Geoecology (ifgg)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Roshanak DarvishzadehUniversity of Twente

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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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Andrew SkidmoreUniversity Twente

Interested in remote sensing and EBVs. More information on my homepage
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Alejandro Henao CastroColombia National Natural Parks

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean
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Sergio Cerdeira-EstradaComisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)

Is working for the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity in Mexico City, in earth observation approach remote sensing and in-situ. He is the marine monitoring coordinator.
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Tina DohnaMARUM University of Bremen

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean
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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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Eduardo KleinUniversidad Simon Bolivar

Country or Region: Venezuela
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica
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Patrick HalpinDuke University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Roger SayreU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Antonio MarquesUniversity of São Paulo

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Frank Muller-KargerUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Amira Apaza QuevedoUN Development Programme

Country or Region: Bolivia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Miguel FernandezNatureServe

Country or Region: Bolivia
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica, North America
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Nicolas Urbina-CardonaPontificia Universidad Javeriana

He works for Pontificia Universidad Javeriana at Bogota, Colombia. His realm study is funcional-compositional diversities along land use-cover gradients in Neotropical terrestrial ecosystems
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Duccio RocchiniFondazione Edmund Mach

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Aimee ClassenUniversity of Vermont

I am an ecosystem, soil and global change ecologist and my work focuses on how shifting biotic (e.g., biodiversity) and abiotic (e.g., temperature) factors impact ecosystem function.
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Melodie McGeochMonash University

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Tetsukazu YaharaKyushu University

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Laetitia NavarroGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Christian LangerGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

IT Officer for GEO BON. Responsible for the technical infrastructure and the web and graphic design. Repo on github.com/ChristianLanger
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Maria Londono MurciaInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Nicolas CorralInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: South America
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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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Hannu SaarenmaaUniversity of Helsinki

Country or Region: Finland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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David OburaCORDIO East Africa

Coral reef biologist, working in marine conservation, sustainable development, local to regional to global levels.
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Haigen XuNanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES)

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North-East Asia, China
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Ward AppeltansIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission UNESCO

UNESCO-IOC Marine Biodiversity Focal Point, Coordinator of OBIS and secretariat for GOOS BioEco.
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HyeJin KimGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: N.A.
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Anna Cohen NabeiroFoundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

My work is focused on ways to improve data sharing and data reusing, through national services and tools, and to collaborate to national and international initiatives linked to biodiversity issues.
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Aaike De WeverMuseum of Natural Sciences

I have a background in aquatic microbial ecology and am currently focussing on activities around freshwater biodiversity data management (Freshwater Information Platform and co-chair of FW BON).
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Aurélie DelavaudFoundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied:
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Jaime Garcia MorenoVogelbescherming Nederland

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
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Aletta BonnGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
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Eren TurakOffice of Environment and Heritage

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Dirk SchmellerUniversité Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier

Working on EBVs, biodiversity monitoring and pathogen ecology. My personal page is here: dirk.die-schmellers.de
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Jb MihoubSorbonne Université

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Tom ChristensenAarhus University

Country or Region: Denmark
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Eun-Shik KimKookmin University

Country or Region: South Korea
Realm studied:
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Sheila VergaraASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Country or Region: Philippines
Realm studied:
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Donald HobernInternational Barcode of Life (iBOL)

Donald Hobern has worked for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) since 2002, aside from four years spent as the inaugural Director of the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).
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Yun CaoNanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES)

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Mengmeng ChenNanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES)

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: China
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Elisa BayraktarovThe University of Queensland

Together with >40 partners from government, academia and non-government sector, we develop Australia's Threatened Species Index for birds, plants, mammals and freshwater species.
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Kalkidan MulatuWageningen University

I am a PhD candidate at Wageningen University, working on biodiversity monitoring of tropical forests with remote sensing and DNA barcoding techniques. My study site is located in Ethiopia.
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Tim VincentNational Institute of Amazonian Research - INPA

Currently immersed in the biodiversity of Amazônia and helping researchers make the fruits of their labours available to all. Participating in a national project to prioritise areas for the restoration of native vegetation. Formerly sponsored by EUBO
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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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Julius MuyizziNational Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

I hold a Master’s Degree in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management, University of Twente, Netherlands and Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
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Nadine Bowles-NewarkUN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Country or Region: United Kingdom
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Yvan Le BrasNational Museum of Natural History (MNHN)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe, Atlantic Ocean
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Pavan KumarJamia Millia Islamia

My self Pavan Kumar doing Ph.D in Remote Sensing
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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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Marie-José NaudUniversité du Québec à Rimouski

Coordinator Quebec ecosystem observatory
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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 AjayanUniversity of Kerala

I am an optimistic and cheerful person. I have much interest in freshwater ecology and phytoplankton as well.
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Dominique PelletierFrench Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (ifremer)

Marine Conservation scientist - Monitoring and Assessment of coastal biodiversity and fished resources - Underwater video - Indicators and Modelling- Coral Reef Ecosystems - Mediterranean Ecosystems
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Elkin A. Noguera-UrbanoInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Mesoamerica, North America
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Ruben ValbuenaBangor University

Lecturer in Forest Sciences at Bangor University UK. My research is specialised in remote sensing, particularly LIDAR and forest structure.
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Erika PodestJet Propulsion Laboratory

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Maria Helena AndradeUniversidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Richard Rios PatiñoInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Eric ArcherNOAA

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Anton van de PutteRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

My interest is in providing open access to Southern Ocean and Antarctic biodiversity from the microbial to the whales. In this capacity I manage the SCAR biodiversity Portal (data.biodiversity.aq)
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Ancuta FedorcaNational Research and Development Institute in Forestry Marin Dracea

My work is on connectivity and conservation, evolutionary processes, and species’ spatial patterns to provide useful information for biodiversity management.
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Juan Carlos AlonsoFundacion Natura Colombia

Country or Region: Colombia
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Lluís BrotonsInForest JRU, CTFC-CREAF

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean
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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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Matthias BaumannHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Israel Pe'erGlueCAD Biodiversity IT

Being one of the founders of the Israeli National Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (BMS-IL), Israel peer developed and built the BMS software portal and database and continuously manages and supporting it, providing tools and mobile applications.
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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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Norbert JuergensUniversity of Hamburg

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, Central Africa, North Africa
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Anders TeleniusSwedish Museum of Natural History

Managing Director of national research infrastructure Swedish Biodiversity Data infrastructure; Node Manager (GBIF-Sweden) within the international network for free access to biodiversity data via the Internet: GBIF
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Semiha DemirbasMiddle East Technical University

Country or Region: Turkey
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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Victor GutierrezTemple University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Talie MusaviMax Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

I'm an Plant Ecologist interested in the interaction between plants and their environment. In particular, on the ecosystem scale how plants can mediate biosphere-atmosphere feedback.
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Iñaki Garcia de Cortazar-AtauriINRA

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Cecilia MasemolaCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Cecilia Masemola is a PhD candidate from the University of South Africa. Her primary research interest in ecological and environmental modelling using Earth Observation or remote sensing data.
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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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Ahmad MahdaviUniversity of Tehran - Dept. of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

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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Jaime RodriguezLaboratorio boliviano de biodiversidad básica y aplicada

Country or Region: Bolivia
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