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Co-Leads:

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Simon FerrierCSIRO

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Wilfried ThuillerCNRS - Université Grenoble Alpes

Working Group Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

54.5%
Male

43.9%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

66 Working Group Members

Community Composition
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Hannes FeilhauerFAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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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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Phoebe ZarnetskeMichigan State University

I study how biotic interactions, species invasions, ​biophysical feedbacks, geodiversity, and climate change affect patterns of biodiversity. Spatial & Community Ecology Lab: http://www.msu.edu/~plz
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Gary GellerJet Propulsion Laboratory

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Pedro J. LeitãoTechnische Universität Braunschweig

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Kate HeMurray State University

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

Postdoctoral Researcher Biodiversity Informatics and Scenarios
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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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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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Carlos Zambrana-TorrelioEcoHealth Alliance

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
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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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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W. Daniel KisslingUniversity of Amsterdam

I am an Associate Professor of Quantitative Biodiversity Science at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Rehan-Ul HaqAsian Institute of Technology

I am Rehan, a Pakistani national, pursuing his PhD degree at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in Natural Resources Management. Research areas: Wildlife populations, forestry, wildlife crime.
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Chenbin WangNanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES)

Country or Region: China
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Alex BushEnvironment and Climate Change Canada

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
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Nasrin Amini TehraniUniversity of Lausanne

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Simon FerrierCSIRO

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied:
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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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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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Jose V. MontoyaInstituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC)

Country or Region: Venezuela
Realm studied:
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Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean
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Patrick RioualInstitute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS)

My research focuses on diatom in freshwater and brackish lakes. I am interested in their diversity, distribution, ecology and taxonomy. I also use diatom remains in sediment cores as proxy indicator for paleo-environmental and climate changes.
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Agnieszka Napiórkowska-KrzebietkeInland Fisheries Institute

Country or Region: Poland
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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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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Wilfried ThuillerCNRS - Université Grenoble Alpes

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Cheryl MorrisonU.S. Geological Survey

I am a Research Geneticist at the U.S. Geological Survey. I am interested in freshwater and marine biodiversity, and conservation genomics applications. I specialize in deep-sea population genomics.
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Diana Isabel Gomez Marine and Coastal Research Institute "Jose Benito Vives DeAndreis" INVEMAR

I am the head of the research line Organization and Dynamic of Marine Ecosystems in INVEMAR (www.invemar.org.co) in the last 9 years. My group is in charge of the monitoring and all the bioecological research of marine ecosystems.
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Ricardo HarounUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Expert on Marine Phycology, Conservation and Sustainable Uses of Marine Biota. His current project is "Mapping and Assessing Ecosystem Services in Outermost Regions and European Overseas"
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Giorgio VacchianoUniversità di Milano

Assistant professor in forest management and planning
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Dimitris PoursanidisFoundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (Forth)

Country or Region: Greece
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North Africa, Western Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean
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Eva ChatzinikolaouHellenic Centre for Marine Research

Country or Region: Greece
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean Sea
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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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Susana OrtizInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ, N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Australia
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Bibiana GomezInstituto Humboldt

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

I work at the intersection of conservation biology and landscape ecology and have researched patterns and processes going from population to regional levels, with an emphasis on biodiversity conservation in tropical agricultural landscapes.
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Bernat ClaramuntCREAF

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Rebecca HarrisUniversity of Tasmania

My principal research interests are in the areas of conservation management and climate change impacts on natural and human systems. Recently my research has focused on the impact of climate variability and extreme events on natural ecosystems.
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Billie SwallaFriday Harbor Laboratories; University of Washington

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Pacific Ocean, Salish Sea
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Wendy MonkEnvironment and Climate Change Canada

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Central and Western Europe
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Jeannine Cavender-BaresUniversity of Minnesota

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America
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Forest IsbellUniversity of Minnesota

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Ruben ValbuenaUniversity of Cambridge

A Remote Sensing and Forest Science researcher specialized in LIDAR and forest structure
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Bette LoiselleUniversity of Florida

Our work focuses on understanding how animals, especially birds, provide critical ecological services in tropical forests. In particular, we focus on animal-mediated seed dispersal and its consequences for plant populations.
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Andrew RomingerSanta Fe Institute

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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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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Yoni GavishUniversity of Leeds

I'm a spatial ecologist interested in the development and implementation of methods that map the distribution of habitat, species, communities and ecosystems.
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Bill KuninUniversity of Leeds

Interests include: Rare plants and pollinators, Spatial scaling of abundance & diversity.
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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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Angelica Diaz-PulidoInstituto Humboldt

Country or Region: Colombia
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Bruno SandyUniversity of São Paulo

Biologist. Master's degree in Biological Sciences by the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo in the area of long-term monitoring with emphasis on how rocky shores are affected by abiotic factors related to climate change.
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Julian OldenUniversity of Washington

My research program spans multiple levels of biological organization and modes of inquiry to advance the science and practice of conserving freshwater ecosystems. My principal interests include ecohydrology (dams, environmental flows).
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Anand SebastianKerala Forest Research Institute

Research Fellow at Kerala Forest Research Institute
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Camilo Roa-FuentesPedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC)

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Maria Teresa KavanaughOregon State University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Ryan PavlickJet Propulsion Laboratory

Research Technologist at NASA/JPL, remote sensing of plant function traits/diversity (AVIRIS/SBG) and solar-induced fluorescence (CFIS/OCO-3), interested in remote sensing/in-situ integration
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Jackson ChuMemorial University of Newfoundland

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
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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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Hanieh SaeediSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute

I am interested in understanding the driving ecological and evolutionary process which shape the biodiversity patterns and biogeography of the marine species (shallow and deep-sea), and also in predicting how species richness and distribution ranges
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Rosaleen MarchLeiden University

I am currently studying temporal dynamics of vegetation traits and functional diversity using remote sensing. I am also interested in distribution modeling and responses to change and disturbance.
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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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Dima ChenInstitute of Botany of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North-East Asia
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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.