News and events tagged with South Africa

  • News article

    Fatima Parker-Allie will seek to develop a curriculum, improve data quality for marine fishes, and model regional distribution of commercial fish species.

    2 months ago


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    Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development

    The South African National Biodiversity Institute hosts an international gathering to contribute to a continental and regional strategies for policy-relevant biodiversity data.

    3 months ago


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    Building national watch lists for invasive alien species

    A research team from the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) developed a simple methodology for drawing up national 'watch lists' that identify alien species most likely to pose substantial threat of invasion.

    10 months ago


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    Strategic meeting of the partners of the JRS project ‘Mobilizing Africa’s policy and decision-making relevant biodiversity data’

    The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in partnership with African Participants of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) are planning to hold a meeting to implement an innovative and collaborative project aimed at ensuring relevant biodiversity information is ava

    1 year ago


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    Biodiversity Informatics Data Analysis Training Course

    This course will provide an overview of and introduction to a suite of biodiversity data analyses, beyond ecological niche modeling and and the related species distribution modeling: place prioritization, survey gap analysis and inventory completeness metrics, species inventories, macroecologica

    2 years ago


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    Building Biodiversity Informatics Institutions Course

    This course focuses on development and establishment of institutions that focus on biodiversity informatics. As a consequence, we envision participants as individuals who are more advanced, with the potential to participate in creation of such institutions.

    2 years ago


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    2013 GBIF Africa regional Nodes meeting

    The GBIF Nodes of the Africa region gathered in Pretoria in 2013 to:

    2 years ago


  • News article

    2013 GBIF Africa regional Nodes meeting

    The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), which hosts the GBIF national node, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) to underpin development of a post-graduate research hub for biodiversity information management.

    2 years ago


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    Biodiversity Information Architecture Workshop by SANBI

    The aim of the workshop is to develop a 'blue print' for South Africa's new biodiversity information system.

    2 years ago


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    Workshop in using R for species distribution modelling by SABIF

    SABIF is hosting a training workshop focused on technical skills in using R to do species distribution modelling. The course will be conducted by Dr Vernon Visser from the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University.

    2 years ago