First task group report on mobilization and use of biodiversity data for research and policy on human diseases


This report outlines the advancements made by the expert task group, led by chair Paloma Shimabukuro, in achieving the six objectives laid out in their mandate. The task group's primary focus is to improve the accessibility and utilization of biodiversity data related to human diseases within the GBIF network.

Task group members

Name Affiliation
Paloma Shimabukuro Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)
Florence Fouque Observer, Focal Point for Vectors, Research for Implementation Unit, World Health Organization (WHO)
Quentin Groom Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium
Sylvie Manguin Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
Marianne Sinka University of Oxford, UK
Thomas Orrell Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, USA
Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap Kasetsart University, Thailand
Luna Kamau Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio USAID, Global Health Security Division, USA

The task group is coordinated by Dmitry Schigel, GBIF Secretariat.