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Task Force Co-Leads

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Andrew SkidmoreUniversity of Twente

Interested in remote sensing and EBVs. More information on my homepage
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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

Task Force Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

67.7%
Male

27.4%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

63 Task Force Members

Remote Sensing
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Franziska SchrodtUniversity of Nottingham

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Julien RadouxUniversité catholique de Louvain

Country or Region: Belgium
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Brian O'ConnorUN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Remote Sensing and GIS specialist with a strong background in vegetation monitoring using Earth Observation (EO) at a variety of spatial scales. Recently, acquired more applied skills in addressing global biodiversity conservation needs using EO data
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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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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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Zoltan SzantoiJoint Research Centre

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Allison LeidnerNASA

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
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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Uta HeidenDLR

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Carribbean, Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Michael SchaepmanUniversity of Zurich

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Andreas HuthHelmholtz 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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Néstor FernándezGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

I am an ecologist and conservation biologist interested in monitoring drivers of biodiversity change across biological organisation levels from populations to ecosystems.
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Marco HeurichBavarian Forest National Park

Country or Region: Germany
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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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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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 of Twente

Interested in remote sensing and EBVs. More information on my homepage
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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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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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Anna CordHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Mesoamerica, Central and Western Europe
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Ruben Van De KerchoveFlemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)

Country or Region: Belgium
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Martin JungInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Country or Region: Austria
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Adam WilsonUniversity at Buffalo

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Ganeshaiah Kotiganahalli N GUniversity of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru

Country or Region: India
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Florencia SangermanoClark University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: South America
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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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Claudia RöösliUniversity of Zurich

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Elkin A. Noguera-UrbanoInstituto Humboldt

I am a Researcher in the Evaluation and Monitoring Program at the Humboldt Institute, leading the Analysis and Modeling team. One of our key products is BioModelos: Better models with support from experts. Our goals aim at modeling ecological and dis
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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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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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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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Athina PapatheodoulouI.A.CO Environmental & Water Consultants Ltd

Country or Region: Cyprus
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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Prabesh ShresthaForest Research and Training Centre

I am Prabesh Shrestha working as a GIS and Remote Sensing Officer in Forest Research and Training Center, Nepal.
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Masoud MinaeiFerdowsi University of Mashhad

I get my PhD in Geographic Information Science from University of Vienna in 2014. Since 2014 I employed in Geography department of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
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Oscar Daniel BeltránInstitute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM)

Hi, I'm the GEO-Colombia contact, glad to work with EO Data, training and research.
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Alhousseine DiarraCadi Ayyad University

After a master's degree in ecological engineering, i wrote a thesis on remote sensing and modeling evapotranspiration of irrigated crops. Currently, i am combining my skills as an ecological engineer and PhD in remote sensing to provide services
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Bernhard SchmidUniversity of Zurich

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North-East Asia, South Asia, Central and Western Europe
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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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Rico FischerHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

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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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A. Sofia VazUniversidad de Granada

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Peter KullbergFinnish Environment Institute

Country or Region: Finland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Ariel angel Cespedes llaveInstituto Experimental de Biologia "Luis Adam Briançon" - USFX

Entomologist study insect and importance service ecosystem.
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Richard Lemoine rodriguezInstitute of Geography, Ruhr-universität bochum

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Babak NaimiUniversity of Amsterdam

I am interested in understanding dynamic of ecosystems and quantifying (e.g., using remote sensing) their spatio-temporal behaviour that may explain issues like global change, biodiversity loss, etc.
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Maria TsiafouliAristotle University

I'm mainly investigating the effects of climate change, human activities and agricultural land use on soil biodiversity. I’m interested in revealing links among soil biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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Brajesh SinghWestern Sydney University

My research identifies the quantitative relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functions and how natural/anthropogenic pressures such as land-use change and climate change affects these.
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Franziska TaubertHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=36648
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Anton AlvarezInstituto de Biología de la Conservación (IBiCo)

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: South America, Eastern Europe
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Elnaz NeinavazUniversity of Twente

Country or Region: Netherlands
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Western Asia, Central and Western Europe
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Andrea PazCity University of New York

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: