Author: Nathalie Pettorelli

job: remote sensing and biodiversity

The Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, is searching for a highly motivated research technician to map peatland areas and their biodiversity values using freely available satellite remote sensing information. The successful applicant will be based in Dr Nathalie Pettorelli’s research group and join an exciting inter-disciplinary NERC/Newton/DIPI (Indonesia)-funded project entitled ‘Enhancing the benefits of tropical peatland restoration for supporting local communities and ecosystem processes’. The overall aim of this project is to understand the consequences of draining peatlands for biodiversity and local livelihoods, and to examine different scenarios for prioritising peatlands for restoration, according to biodiversity and...

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Special Issue on Remote Sensing–based Essential Biodiversity Variables

The concept of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) was introduced by Peirera and colleagues in 2013 to help coordinate biodiversity monitoring efforts worldwide while facilitating the identification of current data gaps at the global scale. Originally defined as measurements required for the study, reporting, and management of biodiversity change, EBVs are expected to be scalable, technically feasible and economically viable for global implementation. Six classes of EBVs are generally distinguished, namely genetic composition, species populations, species traits, community composition, ecosystem structure and ecosystem functions. Recently, scientific discussions have led to the realisation that many EBVs will likely be derived from...

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