Current task groups

Task group on accelerating the discovery of bio-collections data

Leonard Krishtalka
Chair
Biodiversity Institute
Dyche Hall, Room 602B
1345 Jayhawk Blvd

LawrenceUnited States of America+1 785-864-4540+1 785 864 5335
Chair
Eduardo Dalcin
Member
Inst. Pesq. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Rua Pacheco Leão 915 Sl 203
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
22460-030
Rio de JaneiroBrazil+55 21 3204 2116
Member
Jean Cossi Ganglo
Member
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques
Université d'Abomey-Calavi
CotonouBenin00229 94578915
Member
Masanori Nakae
Member
Department of Zoology
National Museum of Nature and Science
4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba
Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan
Tsukuba City, IbarakiJapan+81-29-853-8332 5
Member
Ian Owens
Member
Natural History Museum-London
Science Directorate
Cromwell Road
LondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland+44 207 942 5299
Member
Deborah Paul
Member
Institute for Digital Information, iDigInfo
Florida State University
Shores Building, Rm 234
142 Collegiate Loop
Tallehasse
Florida 32306-2100
Tallahassee, FloridaUnited States of America+1 (850) 644-5775, +1 850-644-6366+1 850-644-9763
Member
Marc Pignal
Member
57 rue CuiverParis 4France+33 1 40 79 33 77 5
Member
Barbara Thiers
Member
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx
NY 10458
New YorkUnited States of America+1 718 817 8622
Member
Siro Masinde
Secretariat Lead
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
CopenhagenDenmark+45 35 32 14 77
Secretariat Lead

Task group on data fitness for use in agrobiodiversity

Elizabeth Arnaud
Chair
Bioversity International
Parc Scientifique Agropolis II
1990, boulevard de La Lironde
Montpellier Cedex 5France+33 46 7611302
Chair
Nora Patricia Castañeda Álvarez
Member
Jean Cossi Ganglo
Member
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques
Université d'Abomey-Calavi
CotonouBenin00229 94578915
Member
Ebrahim Jahanshiri
Member
Yves Vigouroux
Member
Member
Dag Terje Filip Endresen
Member
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo,
PO Box 1172, Blindern
OsloNorway+47 22851654
Member
Dmitry Schigel
Secretariat Lead
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
CopenhagenDenmark+45 35 32 14 85
Secretariat Lead

Task group on data fitness for use in distribution modeling 

Jorge Soberón Mainero
Chair
Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center
Dyche Hall
1345 Jayhawk Blvd.

LawrenceUnited States of America+1 (785) 864-3897
Chair
Robert Anderson
Member
City College
Marshak Science Building, Room J-526
160 Convent Avenue
New YorkUnited States of America(212) 650-8504(212) 650-8585
Member
Miguel Bastos Araújo
Member
Imperial CollegeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Member
Antoine Guisan
Member
Department of Ecology & Evolution
& Institute of Geology & Paleontology
University of Lausanne
Biophore Building
LausanneSwitzerland
Member
Jorge Miguel Lobo
Member
Dep. Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva.
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
c/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2.
Madrid.Spain34 91 4111328
Member
Enrique Martínez Meyer
Member
Instituto de Biologia, UNAM
Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico, Mexico+52 55 5622 9169+52 55 5550 0164
Member
A. Townsend Peterson
Member
University of Kansas
Biodiversity Institute
1345 Jayhawk Blvd
LawrenceUnited States of America+1-785-864-3926+1-785-864-5335
Member
Dmitry Schigel
Secretariat Lead
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
CopenhagenDenmark+45 35 32 14 85
Secretariat Lead

Past task groups and reports

Task Group on Financial Sustainability 
Report and recommendations (2013): GBIF towards financial sustainability

Content Needs Assessment Task Group
Report and recommendations (2013): Bridging the biodiversity data gaps

Data Publishing Framework Task Group
Report and recommendations (2011): Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing

Knowledge Organisation Systems Task Group
Recommendations (2011) 

Task Group on the Global Strategy and Action Plan for mobilization of Natural History Collection Data
Recommendations (2010) 

Task Group on Electronic Learning
Report (2010) 

Life Science Identifier - Globally Unique Identifier (LSID-GUID) Task Group
Report and recommendations (2009): Adoption of Persistent Identifiers for Biodiversity Informatics 

Metadata Implementation Framework Task Group
Report (2009)

Multimedia Resources Task Group
Report (2013): Discovery and Publishing of Primary Biodiversity Data associated with Multimedia Resources: The Audubon Core strategies and approaches.
Recommendations (2008) 
Report (2008): Mobilising Multimedia Resources in Biodiversity

Observational Data Task Group
Recommendations (2008)