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Co-Leads:

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Mark CostelloUniversity of Auckland

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Jens KattgeMax Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Working Group Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

64%
Male

32%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

50 Working Group Members

Species Traits
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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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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Roshanak DarvishzadehUniversity of Twente

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Aidin NiamirSenckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute

Postdoctoral Researcher Biodiversity Informatics and Scenarios
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Andrew SkidmoreUniversity Twente

Interested in remote sensing and EBVs. More information on my homepage
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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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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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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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Cate Macinnis-NgUniversity of Auckland

I am a plant ecophysiologist interested in interactions between global change and plant processes such as water use and carbon uptake.
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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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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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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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Jb MihoubSorbonne Université

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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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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Yun CaoNanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES)

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

Country or Region: China
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Jens KattgeMax Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jiaqi LiNanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES)

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: North-East Asia
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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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Muddula Krishna NaranjiAndhra University

Ph.D in Marine Biology and Fisheries from Andra University, Andra Pradesh, India.
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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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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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Klaus HenleHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Oceania, Central and Western Europe, 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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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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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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Ingolf KühnHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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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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Bill KuninUniversity of Leeds

Interests include: Rare plants and pollinators, Spatial scaling of abundance & diversity.
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Francis JuanesUniversity of Victoria

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: North America
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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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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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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.