19.12.2016 | TOP NEWS, GEO BON

The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks available online

Cover of the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks (Source: GEO BON).

Cover of the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks (Source: GEO BON).

Geneva. The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, edited by Michele Walters and Bob Scholes, is now available online in Open Access. It it a practical guide for all stakeholders concerned with biodiversity monitoring.

The GEO-BON Handbook was edited with contributions from over 100 authors, from all over the world, including both scientists and practitioners. It covers approaches from in-situ observations to remote sensing, to modelling biodiversity and reporting. The Handbook is an applicable how-to book with substantial policy relevance and includes practical suggestions on developing biodiversity monitoring programs.It was designed to provide guidance to stakeholders working in broadly-defined biodiversity observation networks at all scales, but predominantly at the national scale and higher.


Link to the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks:


Table of content:

Working in Networks to Make Biodiversity Data More Available (Scholes et al.)
Global Terrestrial Ecosystem Observations: Why, Where, What and How? (Jongman et al.)
Ecosystem Services (Balvanera et al.)
Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables at the Species Level (Pereira et al.)
Monitoring Changes in Genetic Diversity (Bruford et al.)
Methods for the Study of Marine Biodiversity (Costello et al.)
Observations of Inland Water Biodiversity: Progress, Needs and Priorities (Turak et al.)
Remote Sensing for Biodiversity (Geller et al.)
Involving Citizen Scientists in Biodiversity Observation (Chandler et al.)
Biodiversity Modelling as Part of an Observation System (Ferrier et al.)
Global Infrastructures for Biodiversity Data and Services (Hugo et al.)
Using Data for Decision-Making: From Observations to Indicators and Other Policy Tools (Walpole et al.)
Case Studies of Capacity Building for Biodiversity Monitoring (Schmeller et al.)


Further information:

Dr Laetitia Navarro
Executive Secretary of the Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) hosted by iDiv
Contact: https://www.idiv.de/research/international_office_geo_bon.html

GEO BON website: http://www.geobon.org

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