Lunch meeting ‘Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative'

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During a lunch meeting on 19 June from 12:00 - 13:00h (Gaia building, room 1 & 2), Prof Jingjing Liang will present the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative He is the founder of this initiative. This global platform of forest inventory data, services and research started two years ago and since then has compiled 1.3 million plots from 40 countries and territories. Of these plots, over 95% have complete tree-level data, and for some data sets species-level data. Since its origin, GFBI has produced high level papers like the Three trillion trees paper in 2015 (Crowther et al.) and the paper by Liang et al. on biodiversity-productivity relation. Four data hubs are being set up now.

From Wageningen, Prof Gert-Jan Nabuurs is co-founder of the GFBI. 

In this week of 17-22 June, Prof Liang is visiting the GRS as well as the FEM chairs. The current status of GFBI will be presented as well as future plans. Ample time will be allocated to discussion on the use and applicability for ESG researchers.