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I3B Workshop: Foundations, evaluation and future of the species distribution models

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:03
Tepoztlán (Mexico), 2-6 June 2014. This workshop is organised by the I3B network (Iberoamerican Infrastructure for Biodiversity Information) with the general objective of offering an overview of the model applications and limits, and of the recent developments in the field.
The specific objectives of the event include (i) to facilitate basic understanding of key concepts in species modelling, (ii) to discuss the limits of the current research in the field and (iii) to strengthen the capacity of the participants from Latin American countries.

2014 ALTER-Net summer school: ‘An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 05:41
Peyresq (France), 3-13 September 2014. Open to young graduate and post-graduate scientists from both within and outside the network partners, the ALTER-Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. Our Summer School aims at contributing to the durable integration and spread of excellence within and beyond the network, with a view to promoting interdisciplinary approaches.

Course on Biodiversity data quality, use, and publication by GBIF France and BioVeL

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:26
Paris (France), 24-25 March 2014. [ENGLISH] This two-day training workshop will explain and demonstrate various ways to prepare, publish and access biodiversity data, via GBIF network and BioVeL tools (in particular BioVeL tools for data cleaning and refinement and those for ecological niche modelling).
[FRENCH] Cette formation vise à donner aux participants un aperçu des différentes façons de préparer, de publier et d'accéder aux données sur la biodiversité, via le réseau GBIF et les outils BioVeL (en particulier ceux pour "data cleaning and refinement" et ceux pour faire de la modélisation des niches écologiques).

Biodiversity Diagnoses Course in Benin

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44
Cotonou (Benin), 1-9 September 2014. The concept behind this course is to take some next steps in combining the content and ideas of several previous BITC courses: data capture, data cleaning, data analysis, etc. The idea is to analyze a set of data sets in parallel as regards a series of questions of interest. The data sets will be significant, original, regional summaries of the occurrence and diversity of major taxa: e.g., “birds of Zimbabwe,” “plants of the Ethiopian Highlands,” “frogs of the Congo Basin,” etc. The expectation is that these data sets will be substantive and significant: that is, more than just a download of GBIF-enabled data records. The trainees in this course will work closely with a team of four experts in developing a standard set of analyses, as well as analyses specific to the particular taxon and region. Analyses will be summarized in the form of research papers and published as a set of papers in a special issue of Biodiversity Informatics (

V eLearning workshop on data quality in biodiversity databases by GBIF Spain

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:35
Internet (), 19 February - 5 March 2014. GBIF Spain organizes the fifth edition of their eLearning course on data quality in biodiversity databases. The principles of data quality to be revised together with methods to increase this quality in our databases. Target length: 30 hours.