Dear GEO BON community,
 
It’s with great pleasure that we announce that the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Monitoring Networks, edited by Michele Walters and Bob Scholes, is finally available on line, in Open Access.
You can access it following this link: http://link.springer.com/book/ 10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7
 
The GEO 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 book was designed to provide practical guidance to broadly-defined biodiversity observation networks at all scales, but predominantly the national scale and higher. The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Monitoring Networks is a practical how-to book with substantial policy relevance, that includes practical suggestions on how to develop biodiversity monitoring programs.
 
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.)
 
Best regards,
 
Laetitia Navarro, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary of the Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
 
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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
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04103 Leipzig
Germany
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