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Co-Leads:

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Aaike De WeverMuseum of Natural Sciences

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Jeanne NelVU University Amsterdam

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Eren TurakOffice of Environment and Heritage

BON Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

69.2%
Male

27.7%
Female

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66 BON Members

Freshwater BON
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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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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Ketlhatlogile MosepeleOkavango Research Institute

Country or Region: Botswana
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied:
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Michael Murray-HudsonOkavango Research Institute

Country or Region: Botswana
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
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Marc PaganiniEuropean Space Agency

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Zeenatul BasherU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Carlos PadovaniBrazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Maria J. SantosUtrecht University

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Central and Western Europe
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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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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 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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Adrian StrauchUniversity of Bonn

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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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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Jörg FreyhofLeibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

Country or Region: Germany
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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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Rajeev RaghavanKerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Fisheries Resource Management, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies; the South Asia Coordinator of the IUCN SSC – Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG); and the IUCN SSC.
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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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Adrian PinderDepartment of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

I am a principal research scientist and leader of the Wetlands Conservation Program with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Most of my work revolves around surveying and monitoring aquatic biodiversity.
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Tatiana V. NikulinaFederal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity

Country or Region: Russia
Realm studied: Freshwater
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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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Maurizio PinnaUniversità del Salento

Country or Region: Italy
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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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Hennadii HoncharovV.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Research Institute of Biology

Country or Region: Ukraine
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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Simone LanghansLeibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

I´m a freshwater ecologist with expertise in freshwater ecology, river restoration, decision support theory and conservation planning, which I combine to solve complex environmental decision problems.
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Sonja JähnigLeibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

I am interested in global change, biodiversity, and ecological functions, all in river ecosystems.
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Jaime Garcia MorenoVogelbescherming Nederland

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
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Sami DomischLeibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jeanne NelVU University Amsterdam

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Freshwater
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Geographic zone studied: Global
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Eren TurakOffice of Environment and Heritage

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Freshwater
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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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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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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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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
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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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Alex BushEnvironment and Climate Change Canada

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
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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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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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Meenu RaniGB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

Country or Region: India
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José BarquínIHCantabria / Universidad de Cantabria

I´m currently a Professor at the Environmental Hydraulics Institute / University of Cantabria. I study the linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem functions and the aquatic-terrestrial interfaces.
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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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Biju KumarUniversity of Kerala

Academician and researcher working on freshwater and marine biodiversity, with special focus on species distributions, phylogeography and ecosystem function. Area of research is the Western Ghats.
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Jose V. MontoyaInstituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC)

Country or Region: Venezuela
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Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean
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Andrea EncaladaUniversidad San Francisco de Quito

I have a background in ecology of freshwater ecosystems, with specific training and expertise in lotic ecology, aquatic entomology, ecosystem processes and climate change. My research includes biodiversity surveys in Andean-Amazon region.
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Luis da CostaUniversity of Lisbon

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, Central and Western Europe
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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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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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Ramaiah SoranamManonmaniam Sundaranar University

I am working on fresh water fish ecology, taxonomy and Stream / river ecology of Western Ghats, India. I have been working in these areas for more than 20 years. Currently I am working as Professor (Asso. Professor) in state university.
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Mathias KuemmerlenEawag

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Mesoamerica, Central Asia, Central and Western Europe
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Astrid Schmidt-KloiberBOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Freshwater scientist with focus on rivers & invertebrates; main fields of work include meta(data) management, data mobilisation as well as science communication. I am editor of the Freshwater Information Platform and the freshwaterecology.info
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Jennifer LentoCanadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America, Circumpolar Arctic
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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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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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Amy DavisGhent University

Country or Region: Belgium
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
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Geographic zone studied: North America, Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Santiago MillánInvemar - Institute for Marine and Coastal Research

Country or Region: Colombia
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Jonathan TonkinUniversity of Canterbury

Country or Region: New Zealand
Realm studied: Freshwater
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Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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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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Margaret HunterU.S. Geological Survey

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Freshwater, Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, North America, West Africa
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Juan Carlos AlonsoFundacion Natura Colombia

Country or Region: Colombia
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