This short-workshop was a ‘teaser’ to a more intensive capacity enhancement workshop on biodiversity data mobilization that HerpWatch Pilipinas, in partnership with the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB) and the Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics, and Taxonomy group of the University of Santo Tomas (UST-BEST), will organize in February 2019.
The aim of this workshop was to provide a brief introduction to biodiversity informatics and the general process of biodiversity data mobilization. The workshop was also held to provide an opportunity to discuss the status of and promote biodiversity data use and mobilization in the Philippines. An introduction and practical demonstration of GBIF's online portal was explored with reference paid to how to obtain and visualise biodiversity data. Participants for this workshop were invited from those who had interests in taxonomy, biogeography and conservation biology.
- Arman N. Pili, HerpWatch Pilipinas
- Ass. Prof. Mae Lowe L. Diesmos, Research Centre for the Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Santo Tomas
- Arvin C. Diesmos, Philipine National Museum of Natural History