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Co-Leads:

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Ilse GeijzendorfferTour du Valat

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María VallejosUniversity of Buenos Aires

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Odirilwe SelomaneStockholms Resilience Centre

Working Group Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

57.1%
Male

41.9%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

109 Working Group Members

Ecosystem Services
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Paola MairotaUniversità degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Alessandro GimonaThe James Hutton Institute

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America, North America, Central and Western Europe
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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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Yubao QiuInstitute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central Asia
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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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Tomoko DokoKeio University

Country or Region: Japan
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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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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Roland KraemerHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Vania ProençaUniversity of Lisbon

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Cristina Domingo-MarimonCREAF

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Tom BarryCAFF

Country or Region: Iceland
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Eva IvitsEuropean Environment Agency

Country or Region: Denmark
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Ralph AdewoyeForestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Country or Region: Nigeria
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, East Africa and adjacent islands, Central Africa, West Africa
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Domingo Alcaraz-SeguraUniversidad de Granada

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America, North America, North Africa, Central and Western Europe
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Shadrack NgeneKenya Wildlife Service

Country or Region: Kenya
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied:
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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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Palma BlondaCNR-IIA

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Leandro MacchiCONICET

Country or Region: Argentina
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Nicholas CoopsUniversity of British Columbia

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Artur GilUniversity of the Azores

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe, Atlantic Ocean
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Sop TeneKwetcheGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Plant ecologist and Data Manager of the IUCN SSC A.P.E.S. database, identifying, requesting, processing, archiving and sharing survey data on great ape populations across their range (Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans)
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Aidin NiamirSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute

Postdoctoral Researcher Biodiversity Informatics and Scenarios
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Tuyeni MwampambaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Country or Region: Mexico
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America
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Claire BrownUN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Rebecca Chaplin-KramerStanford University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, North America, West Africa, Central and Western Europe
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Linwood PendletonEuropean Institute for Marine Studies

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Elva EscobarUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

I am a benthic ecologist, my interest is the biodiversity and macroecology of the deep sea ecosystems in Mexico useful to better conservation and decision making. The information that we gather is available in the open access portal of UNINMAR.
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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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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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Javier CabelloUniversity of Almería

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, North Africa, Central and Western Europe
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Ciara Raudsepp-HearneMcGill University

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Kai ChanUniversity of British Columbia

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Sandra LavorelCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Berta Martin-LopezLeuphana University of Lüneburg

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Central and Western Europe
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Matias MastrangeloUniversidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

Country or Region: Argentina
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South 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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María VallejosUniversity of Buenos Aires

PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I study land use changes and ecosystem services provision from a social-ecological perspective using remote sensing tools.
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Daniel KarpUniversity of California

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Mesoamerica, North America
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Elena BennettMcGill University

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Manuel Pacheco-RomeroUniversity of Almería

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America, Central Africa, North Africa, Central and Western Europe, Mediterranean basin
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Karla Locher-KrauseHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America, Central and Western Europe
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Anna CordHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Matthias SchröterHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Cornelia KrugUniversity of Zurich

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, Central and Western Europe
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Kate BraumanUniversity of Minnesota

I study the coupled interaction of land-use change and water resources, bringing together the study of plant-water relations with economics and policy to address watershed valuation and conservation.
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Carlos GuerraGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Bruno LocatelliCIRAD-CIFOR, University of Montpellier

Country or Region: Peru
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Mesoamerica, West Africa
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Guy ZivUniversity of Leeds

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Evangelia DrakouUniversity of Twente

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean, West Africa, Oceania, Central and Western Europe, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean
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Antonio J. CastroIdaho State University

Antonio Castro is a social-ecological scientist. PhD at University of Almeria, Spain, 2010. He is an Assistant Professor in Social-Ecological Systems and Ecosystem Services at Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA.
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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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Patricia BalvaneraUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Country or Region: Mexico
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Ghada El SerafyDeltares

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Harini NagendraAzim Premji University

Country or Region: India
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Asia
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Ilse GeijzendorfferTour du Valat

Country or Region: France
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ, N.A.
Geographic zone studied: North Africa, Western Asia, Mediterranean basin: including all countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea
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Joan MasóCREAF

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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Renaud MathieuCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Country or Region: South Africa
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied:
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Kelvin PehUniversity of Southampton

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
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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Theodore KarfakisTerra Sylvestris non-governmental organisation

I am the director of the Kalamos island Biological field station. My interests are in data and their direct use in biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and environmental justice.
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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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Etienne Fluet-ChouinardUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Azeroual AbdelhamidFaculté Polydisciplinaire de Khouribga, Université Hassan 1er,

"Only dead fish float with the current; live fish swim against it"
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Max FinlaysonInstitute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS)

Prof Max Finlayson is a wetland ecologist with extensive experience nationally and internationally in the science and management responses to water pollution, mining and agricultural impacts, invasive species, climate change, and human well-being.
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Ritesh Kumar Wetlands International South Asia

Country or Region: India
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South Asia
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Levan MumladzeIlia State University

I am an assistant professor at Ilia State University, working on invertebrate biodiversity inventory, biogeography and ecology.
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Aletta BonnGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied:
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Brice MoraCommunications & Systèmes (CS)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jigme WangchukUgyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research

Country or Region: Bhutan
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Bhutan
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Odirilwe SelomaneStockholms Resilience Centre

Country or Region: Sweden
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Inti KeithCharles Darwin Foundation

Country or Region: Ecuador
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: South America, Pacific Ocean
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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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Nadia AlmudaffarMarine Science Centre

Country or Region: Iraq
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Middle East
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Cai LuBeijing Forestry University

Country or Region: China
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Aventino KasangakiBusitema University

I am a Uganda aquatic ecologist specializing in stream and river ecology. I do work on human impacts on river ecosystems using fish and benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators.
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Kristin ByrdU.S. Geological Survey

I am a remote sensing scientist and landscape ecologist with expertise in vegetation ecology, integrated modeling and scenario planning. My work addresses the ecosystem services in coastal and inland wetlands and rangelands.
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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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Prince Emeka NdimeleLagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria

I have background in Fisheries and over the years, I have done some studies in environmental toxicology and ecosystem restoration. There are evidences of anthropogenic climate change on aquatic ecosystems.
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Thamasak YeeminRamkhamhaeng University

Country or Region: Thailand
Realm studied:
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Sarnam SinghIndian Institute of Remote Sensing

Country or Region: India
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Pavan KumarJamia Millia Islamia

My self Pavan Kumar doing Ph.D in Remote Sensing
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Mohamed Ahmed Sidi ChiekhUniversity of Nouakchott

GIS expert working with environmental agencies. Contribute to many research projects in West Africa region and especially in marine protected areas. My main research topic right now is related to the study of seagrass dynamic.
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Cara EstesUniversity of South Florida

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
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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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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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Qenan MaxhuniKosovo Institute for Nature Protection

Country or Region: Albania
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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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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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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Cesar Valbuena CalderonFundación GEOTROPI

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America
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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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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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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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Jan Philipp SchägnerJoint Research Centre

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Arjan GosalUniversity of Leeds

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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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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Arturo AriñoUniversity of Navarra

Working on global-scale assessments of biodiversity data. Director of the Department of Environmental Biology. Interested in patterns.
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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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Sonja WankeDeltares

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe