Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund

Sharing Biodiversity data for re-use: Informatic tools and processes in Ecology

seminars, workshops |

What is Biodiversity Informatics and how can it be useful for Ecology research? Welcome to learn more at the symposium "Sharing Biodiversity data for re-use: Informatics tools and processes in Ecology".

By lending access via the Internet to biodiversity data in open data infrastructures, biodiversity informatics worldwide allows anyone, anywhere to access and analyze data about all types of life on Earth. In applying common standards, research not previously possible is enabled, and better decisions to conserve and sustainably use the biological resources of the planet made possible.

In this symposium an overview of present and future opportunities will be given alongside recent research presentations and demonstrations of up-to-date tools for providing and acquiring information, handling data and presenting results.

The symposium is arranged as an Oikos Satellite Symposium but is open to anyone, i.e. also those not attending the Oikos conference can register for the symposium. 

This Symposium is organised by Swedish LifeWatch, GBIF Sweden and Department of Ecology at SLU.

Detailed programme


Time: 2017-02-06 09:00 - 16:30
City: Lund
Location: Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37
Organiser: Swedish LifeWatch, GBIF-Sweden and Department of Ecology, SLU
Last signup date: 31 January 2017
Price: Free of charge (no lunch included)
Additional info:

Detailed programme (pdf)




  • Donald Hobern, Global Biodiversity Facility, Denmark. 
    Global Biodiversity Information Outlook: Where do we stand?
  • Ulf Gärdenfors, ArtDatabanken SLU. 
    Swedish LifeWatch - An e-infrastructure for biodversity research. Abstract

  • Anders Telenius, NRM Museum of Natural History. GBIF-Sweden as a Partner in the Global Giodiversity Informatics Community

  • Nick Isaac, The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), UK.
    Extracting time series from occurrence records

  • Dawn Field (Biodiversity Institute Oxford, UK and University of Gothenburg)
    Simulating social-ecological systems with Digital Ecosystem Avatars

  • Matthias Obst (University of Gothenburg). 
    Calculating Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) for species population abundance – a case study from plankton monitoring data in the Baltic Sea. Abstract

  • Alejandro Ruete (Dept of Ecology, SLU and Greensway AB). 
    Ignorance Scores for Primary Biodiversity Data. Abstract

  • Alexander Zizka (University of Gothenburg). 
    speciesgeocodeR and sampbias: new tools for detecting erroneous coordinates and accessibility bias in biological collection data. Abstract

  • Åke Lindström (Lund University). 
    The Swedish Bird Survey – large-scale systematic citizen science biodiversity data (to be re-used). Abstract


  • Kjell Bolmgren (SLU). A European phenological database, PEP725. Abstract

  • Anna-Lena Axelsson and Neil Cory (SLU). 
    Aggregated data, maps and microdata from the Swedish National Forest Inventory. Abstract

  • Holger Dettki (SLU). Accessing and Analyzing Biodiversity Data through the Swedish LifeWatch e-infrastructure: The Analysis Portal for Biodiversity Data (www.analysisportal.se). Abstract

  • David Martin (CSIRO). Open Source techniques in support of Biodiversity Data: Examples from the Atlas of Living Australia

  • Bengt Karlson (SMHI). Components of a microalgae information system - Nordic Microalgae, Swedish Oceanographic Data Centre and Plankton Toolbox. Abstract 

  • Markus Skyttner (Swedish Museum of Natural History). R for computation and biodiversity analysis: Mirroreum and EU BON R packages

  • Anders Telenius (NRM Museum of Natural History). 

  • Timothy Giles (SLU). Wireless Remote Animal Monitoring (WRAM): The national Swedish biotelemetry database e-infrastructure for sensor data from fish and wildlife. Abstract


Anna Maria Wremp, 
Communications Officer Swedish LifeWatch
Swedish Species Information Centre, SLU
anna-maria.wremp@slu.se, +46 18-671394

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