Presentation on theme: "The evolution of e-Ecology Willem Bouten Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam."— Presentation transcript:
The evolution of e-Ecology Willem Bouten Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics University of Amsterdam
Our Scientific Challenges Increased human pressure on nature Data explosion as an opportunity Virtual Fieldwork e-Ecology towards a quantitative predictive science
Research aim: to understand interactions between abiotic and biotic components of systems at different scales eScience approach for integrating models and measurements
e-Ecology e-Ecology is a multidisciplinary scientific approach to answer ecological questions, by organizing computer networked collaborations and distributed resources, and by utilizing new developments in computer science, information and communication technology (ICT).
Citizen scienceBird radarsGPS-tracking > 20.000 users > 50 M observations NDFF Streaming data Many TB ENRAM network Streaming data 40 Word-wide projects Our virtual labs for e-Ecology
Allegranza Madagaskar Measurement interval 48 sec Tri-axial accelerometer at 20 Hz An example
Our next Challenge(s) in eEcology Quatifying the 3D structure of the world vegetation as a proxy for biodiversity Confronting theoretical models with observations in a Bayesian framework Introduce e-Ecology in the curriculum of ecology