Oikos symposium

Two of today’s Swedish biodiversity infrastructures, Biodiversity Atlas Sweden and Swedish LifeWatch, will merge into the joint Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI). At the satellite symposium, 4 February, data-focused demo sessions of the new infrastructure will be held to show new opportunities for data driven research.


Here you find presentations from the symposium.

Presentations: 9.30-11.40

  • 09:30-09:40   Welcome/Practical information
  • 09:40-10:00   Use and re-use of open data in ecological analysis - Swedish research infrastructure for biodversity data. Anders Telenius (GBIF, NRM), Fredrik Ronquist (NRM), Holger Dettki (SLU). (15+5 min)
  • 10:00-10:20   Open systematic forest and landscape data. Anna-Lena Axelsson (SLU) (15+5)

10:20-10:30 short break

  • 10:30-10:50   Socio-ecological modelling in the Koster National Park. Dawn Field (GU) (15+5)
  • 10:50-11:10   Improving habitat suitability models using opportunistically collected presence-only Citizen Science data. Do Citizen Science based models accurately predict species distribution? Ute Bradter & Laura Henckel (ArtDatabanken) (15+5)
  • 11:10-11:25   Advances in the use of opportunistic data for scientific purposes. Alejandro Ruete (Greensway AB) (10+5)
  • 11:25-11:40   Using machine learning for identification and conservation of threatened small habitatsMatti Ermold, county board Jönköping (10+5)


There are several option close by, check here. Best option for cooked food is perhaps Ulls restaurang, 5 min walk from the Ecology Centre.

Or bring your own, there are microwaves if you want to warm your food.

Afternoon session - Exhibitions/Demonstrations
Short presentations: 13:00-14:00

  • 13:00-13:10   Integration of molecular data into Biodiversity Atlas Sweden (BAS). Maria Prager (SciLifeLab, BAS) (10 min)
  • Arenas for co-operation through citizen science ARCS - a portal for citizen science research in Sweden. Mari Jönsson (ArtDatabanken) (5-10)
  • Short Introductions to: (ca times)
    • What can you get from the Analysis Portal for biodiversity data? (5)
    • The BioAtlas Data Portal: species occurrences, explore your area, spatial portal (5+5)
    • Swedish National Forest Inventory (NFI): Open resources and tailored data “on-demand” (5)
    • The Swedish Forest Soil Inventory - data on site conditions and soil chemistry (5)
    • Landscape data from NILS - the National Inventory of Landscape in Sweden  (5)
    • Map layers with forest information - useful in-data for spatial modelling  (5)

Fika ca kl 15:00 (fika provided for those who registered and presenters)

Exhibitions/demonstrations: 14:00-16:30

  • Aggregated data, maps and microdata from the Swedish National Forest Inventory: Sweden is a land of forests and many ecologists use data from the Swedish NFI for large-scale studies or modelling. The data is also useful for international or global studies as similar datasets exist in other countries. We will provide an overview of open data sources and quickly demonstrate a number of web-based analysis tools that you can use to explore our aggregated data. We will inform about the services provided by our research support function and give information on how to proceed if you want to order microdata, tailored datasets or specific analysis or just discuss a research idea that involves NFI data with an experienced NFI analyst. - Anna-Lena Axelsson & Jonas Dahlgren (SLU). - If you want to dig deeper into a specific dataset or order a tailored dataset you can book a time slot for a consultation
  • National Inventory of Landscape in Sweden NILS: Systematic data focused on the conditions and changes in the Swedish landscape. - Henrik Hedenås (SLU)
  • The Swedish Forest Soil Inventory: Statistics and microdata about the status and change in Sweden's forest soils. - Johan Stendahl (SLU)
  • Biodiversity data and integrated analysis tools from the Analysis Portal, Swedish LifeWatch: The Analysis Portal is a service from Swedish LifeWatch – a research infrastructure for biodiversity data. Here you can search and filter data, you will find visualization and analysis tools, and you can download data from all data sources connected to SLW. - Debora Arlt (SLU)
  • The BioAtlas Data Portal: As part of the Living Atlases Community the Biodiversity Atlas Sweden is a collaborative research infrastructure that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources. The BioAtlas portal offers opportunities for innovative, interdisciplinary research on biodiversity and ecosystems. It provides visualization and analysis tools, using maps along with environmental and contextual information to produce distributions, predictive models and charts of the relationships between biodiversity and the environment. You will also be able to import your own records and export maps and data sets.
    • Explore your area: - Manash Shah (NRM)
    • Spatial Portal: - Christian Svindseth (Nat Hist Mus Oslo, GBIF)
    • Mirroreum, Dockerisering. - Christian Svindseth (Nat Hist Mus Oslo, GBIF)
  • Species Observation Explorer: What do species observation data from Artportalen tell us about species occurrence in an area? When there are no observations – is this because the species really isn’t there or because no one has been visiting or reporting from the area? With the Species Observation Explorer you can check it out. Alejandro Ruete (Greensway AB)
Tid: 2019-02-04 09:30
Ort: Uppsala