Pan-European Biodiversity Monitoring Workshop at Biodiversity Next

Friday, 19 July, 2019


Present-day accelerated biodiversity loss remains largely unrecognized as there is still a lack of comprehensive long-term monitoring systems. Available data from different sources and collected on various spatial and temporal scales can hardly be consolidated. In order to prevent human-induced species extinctions, we need to consistently document biodiversity change over time and analyze determinants of population decline to finally be able to provide policymakers with evidence-based recommendations.

With our taxonomic expertise and modern technologies for species-based research united at the European level in CETAF, we founded the European biodiversity monitoring group to plan and implement a comprehensive pan-European program to be interlinked with established initiatives and infrastructures.

At the Biodiversity_Next pre-conference during on October 20th, 2019, the CETAF Biodiversity Monitoring Group (BiodivMG) will bring together taxonomists with important players from ecological research, citizen science initiatives, and biodiversity conservation to establish fruitful inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations.

An integrative pan-European monitoring scheme requires the strategic zonation of Europe and the selection of appropriate monitoring sites. With respect to monitoring methods we need to agree upon taxonomic groups to be covered and on cost and labor efficient field sampling. Standardized methods will be developed in cooperation with statisticians to allow for meaningful data analyses.

If you want to play a role in the major challenge for conservation of our biodiversity and to know how modern technology and monitoring can play a crucial role in Biodiversity preservation, register to this workshop at Biodiversity Next Pre-conference.

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