Second sDiv call for workshops
The Synthesis Centre sDiv has just opened its second call for workshops.
sDiv is an important instrument of iDiv to foster theoretical and synthetic thinking in biodiversity sciences by bringing together researchers from different projects and disciplines.
You can download the guidelines here
Please submit applications before April 1st, 2014.
Henrique Miguel Pereira new chair of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network Steering Committee elected Henrique Miguel Pereira (iDiv) as new chair to a three-year term of office. The new vice chairperson is Dr Mike Gill of Environment Canada.
The handover between outgoing GEO BON chair Bob Scholes and the new team took place at the GEO-X Plenary & Geneva Ministerial Summit in January 14th. The GEO BON office is based in iDiv/Germany.
For more information please see here.
Biodiversity research for our future
Over the last 20 years, biodiversity research has been established and shaped as a young interdisciplinary research field. In light of the global biodiversity crisis, however, this research is under pressure related to time and expectations and investments are necessary. The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since October 1, 2012, and will become a hub for biodiversity research.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
- concentrates expertise across city and state borders
- brings together top scientists
- connects theoreticians and empiricists of manifold research fields
- focuses on theory and synthesis (synthesis centre sDiv)
- educates a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity
research (graduate school yDiv)
- communicates the importance of safeguarding biodiversity