Every Monday at 08:45 we meet up to listen to a GGBC member presenting on a current project. Afterwards we discuss and give feedback, making use of the various expertise within our network. The topics of the presentations range from systematics to ecosystem services in urban environments, from elephants to bromeliads, but all with biodiversity as a common denominator.
Masters and PhD students are encouraged to present in the early stages of each paper/project they are developing. Post-docs and more senior researchers are likewise encouraged to present work that is in early stages, including grant application ideas. Every third Monday of the month, we invite an external speaker to share some aspect of their biodiversity-related work, with a specific goal of sparking discussion and new ideas.
Information on how to join the meetings will soon be sent monthly to our members. Are you a GGBC member and would you like to present or join the meetings? Let Anna Pielach know.
The upcoming speakers in 2022 are:
May 9th: Mikael Olsson, BioEnv, UGOT, VIRTUE - Explore aquatic biodiversity through accumulation of organisms on CD-shaped discs using extensive web support. www.virtue.gmbl.se
May 16th: Cinthya Lana, Department of Historical Studies, UGOT, Digital Repatriation in the Global South: a model for open access to museum collections empowering indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon
May 23rd: Robert Björk, Earth Science, UGOT, title TBA
May 30th: Harith Farooq, BioEnv, UGOT, Extinct or Shy: A quest to find two of the least known skinks in East Africa
June 13th: Andrea Belgrano, Swedish Institute for Marine Research, UGOT, title TBA
June 20th: Raphaela Infanger, BioEnv, UGOT, title TBA
June 27th: Oskar Abrahamsson, Dept. of Economy and Society, UGOT, title TBA
Past speakers in 2022:
May 2: Bengt Oxelman, BioEnv, UGOT, Species delimitation: Philosophical and practical considerations
Apr 25: Eskil Mattsson, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, A conceptual landscape-level approach to assess the impacts of forestry on biodiversity
Apr 11: Allison Perrigo, National vs IUCN Red Lists, similarities, differences and implications for conservation
Mar 28: Simon Schowanek, formerly BioEnv, UGOT, Rewilding: the rocky road from theory to practice
Mar 7: Julia Osterman, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and soon BioEnv, The ecology of crop pollination and its integration into farm management to ensure sustainable and stable crop yield
Feb 28: Tobias Andermann, BioEnv, UGOT, Biodiversity and speciation
Feb 14: William Tejler, BioEnv, Seasonal and decadal changes and fluctuations in the diet of African forest elephants.
Jan 31: Kate Evans, Elephants for Africa: The Push-me Pull- me of Botwana’s elephants; what is driving range expansion.
Jan 24: Geerte Fälthammar de Jong, Monitoring changes in Arctic vegetation phenology using 3 methods
Jan 17: James Hagan, Building a global database of length-mass equations for freshwater macroinvertebrates and zooplankton to make estimating community and species-specific biomass distributions easier and more accessible.