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GLOBIS-B workshop "Species Interactions' EBV class"

The main goal of the Horizon 2020 GLOBIS-B "GLOBal Infrastructures for Supporting Biodiversity research", a project which has originally been promoted by LifeWatch, is to bring together different top expertise related to Biodiversity in a broad and multidisciplinary forum in order to advance the worldwide harmonised implementation of Essential...

Big data to study the distribution of Italian marine alien species

There is no doubt that Environmental Science is undergoing a period of major change, having to tackle the challenge of data collection, in an era driven by data themselves. Large amounts of data. This approach is necessary when we decide to address the study of ecological processes, from the niche level to the macro-ecological one, investigating mu...

LW-ITA Session at SItE Congress

At the occasion of the next SItE Congress, which will be held in Cagliari from 12 to 14 September 2018, LifeWatch Italy is organising a session on "Data resources and eco-informatics tools for biodiversity". LifeWatch Italy is working on developing tools and services to collect, store and share ecological data, to further understand and bette...

Annual LTER-Italy meeting and scientific conference

 The LTER-Italy network towards an open and sustainable infrastructure The 12th annual LTER – Italy meeting and the scientific Conference will take place in Bolzano, at the EURAC-Research premises, on May 28th and 29th. The event will close, on May 30th, with an excursion to the LTSER site "Val Mazia", organized by the site Coordinators, whic...

A web service to support trait-based researches on phytoplankton communities

Phytoplankton are an extremely diverse group of microscopic photosynthetic organisms, which play an important role, accounting for half of global primary production and affecting the biogeochemical processes. Moreover, phytoplankton provide a good model system to test trait-based approaches, because of their relative simplicity and the well-defined...