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Working Group Co-Leads

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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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Jens KattgeMax Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global

Working Group Statistics

Realm studied
Earth Observation approach
Gender Balance

59.6%
Male

36.4%
Female

Geographic Zone studied
Geographic zone studied in detail

99 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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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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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

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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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 HaqUVAS

I am Rehan, a Pakistani national, I completed my PhD from 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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Liping LiInstitute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Western Asia, Central 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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Carmen Mifsud Environment and Resources Authority (ERA)

I work at the Environment Resource Authority, where I have been working on marine issues for more than 18 years particularly on marine biodiversity. Currently working in enforcement. Have worked on various Multilateral Environment Agreements includi
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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.
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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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Claire O'NeillEarthwise Aware

I am the founder of Earthwise Aware, a Nature conservation organization focused on ecological literacy, ethics & leadership. CitSci is a means for us to supply scientific data & to engage the public.
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Gordon LuikartUniversity of Montana

Research interests in conservation biology, population genetics, and ecology. Research focuses on applications of genetics to the conservation of natural and managed populations.
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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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Magnolia LongoUniversidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano

Country or Region: Colombia
Realm studied: Freshwater
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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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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Zacharie Sohoul'Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin (IRHOB)

Work on Marine Biodiversity and Stock assessment.
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Li ShiInner Mongolia Agricultural University

Entomologist, do research combining taxonomy of flies, biodiversity, geography and ecology. I go to the field about three months each year. Try to use insects as indicators of environmental changes.
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Samantha CaponGriffith University

I am an ecologist with a background in the ecology and management of riverine and wetland landscapes, especially their vegetation and particularly in dryland regions. Much of my work focuses on informing water and land management.
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Andreas BruderUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

I'm studying aquatic microbial ecology in streams and alpine catchments with a food-web perspective and a focus on aquatic fungi and insects.
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Emilio CivantosCIBIO-InBIO

I perform multidisciplinary research aiming at providing the scientific knowledge needed for understanding fundamental ecological and evolutionary processes that control the origins and maintenance of biological diversity.
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Ammie KalanMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: East Africa and adjacent islands, Central Africa, West Africa
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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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Lal RamlianaPachhunga University College

working on freshwater fish of northeast India, particularly Mizoram, India
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Iñaki Garcia de Cortazar-AtauriINRA

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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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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Ana ColacoUniversity of the Azores (IMAR)

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied: Marine
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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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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Damaris ZurellHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin

I am mainly interested in improving our predictive understanding of biodiversity. My research integrates diverse modelling approaches at diverse ecological levels to achieve this goal.
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Etienne LalibertéUniversity of Montreal

Associate Professor in Plant Functional Ecology @IRBV, UdeM. Canada Research Chair in Plant Funtional Ecology. Principal Investigator, Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory.
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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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Maickel ArmenterosUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Formerly at University of Havana. Currently, posdoc at ICML (UNAM, Mexico). Main research topic: Ecology and diversity of marine meiofauna with focus on nematodes. Also work on mollusks and forams
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Ahmad MahdaviUniversity of Tehran - Dept. of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

Insect/environmental toxicologist,helping people,environment and wildlife against toxic compounds for 2-3 decades, using Big Data,Geodata for conservation of biodiversity and computational toxicology.
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Maria J. I. BrionesUniversity of Vigo

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Peter MortimerKunming Institute of Botany, CAS

Country or Region: China
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, South-East Asia, North-East Asia
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Erica LuminiNational Research Council (CNR), Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection -IPSP

I am an environmental microbiologist: focus on plant-soil microbial interactions/symbioses,impact on plant growth; meta-barcoding of soil microbiota in natural ecosystems and agricultural environments.
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Anton PotapovUniversity of Göttingen, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Eveliina KallioniemiNorwegian Biodiversity Information Centre

Country or Region: Norway
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Alokendu PatnaikWageningen Environmental Research

I would describe myself as a realistic optimist, practical and caring person. I have am a fast learner and adapt to challenges effectively. I am very social and inclusive person.
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Barbara BauerGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

I'm working as a postdoctoral researcher on topics related to spatial community ecology. I'm collecting and analysing data on the influences of allometric and stoichiometric organismal traits on ecosystem dynamics.
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Kakha NadiradzeDesertNet International UNCCD

Dr. Kakha Nadiradze as President of the Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD Georgia is a certified practitioner of Agriculture, in the field of Food Safety, Environment protection, Plants and Animals AgroBiodiversity conservation.
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Nicolas FaninINRA

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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César MarínO'Higgins University

Dr. Ecology/Evolution. Posdoctoral Researcher in the University of O'Higgins, Chile. Soil Ecologist. Founder of the South Amrican Mycorrhizal Research Network. See cesar-marin.com
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Erin CameronSaint Mary's University

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jessica DuchicelaUniversidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE

Country or Region: Ecuador
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jorge Ari NoriegaLos Andes University

I am a community ecologist working in functional ecology in the Tropics and Palearctic region. I use dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as an indicator tool to quantify ecosystem services and environmental impact caused by humans.
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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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David ElliottUniversity of Derby

Soil microbial ecologist focusing on drylands and peatlands. Interest in big data approaches in long-term ecology and ecosystem assessment.
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Pablo García-PalaciosRey Juan Carlos University

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Andrea PazCity University of New York

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Zoë LindoUniversity of Western Ontario

Soil ecologist working in forests and peatlands in Canada.
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John WieczorekUniversity of California, Berkeley

Convenor, Darwin Core Maintenance Group, Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
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Roberto O. ChávezPontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso

Forestry engineer and PhD in geo-information science and remote sensing, head of the GRS Lab. I am developing the first Chilean phenological network as EBV using remote sensing and phenocams.
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Jairo Perez-TorresPontificia Universidad Javeriana

Know and understand the functional diversity of mammals, their ecological importance, and its relationship to ecosystem services. Mechanisms that regulate the structure of the local assembly of mammals.