The Public Symposium 2014 featured a series of dynamic presenters who highlighted developments in GBIF’s infrastructure and community along with innovative research uses of GBIF-mediated data. The result provides a broad overview of recent developments in biodiversity informatics and its benefits to society.
Watch on-demand videos and download speakers’ presentations below (with thanks to our New Delhi production partner, Virtual Studio).
Part 1: [Donald Hobern](#Donald Hobern), [Mélianie Raymond & Olaf Bánki](#Mélianie Raymond), [Tim Hirsch](#Tim Hirsch).
Part 2: [Liam Lysaght](#Liam Lysaght), [Jean Ganglo](#Jean Ganglo), Steve Wilkinson, [John La Salle](#John La salle).
Part 3: [Tony Rees](#Tony Rees), [Vijay Barve](#Vijay Barve), [Liam Lysaght](#Caoimhe Marshall), [Rod Page](#Ebbe Nielsen Challenge).
Public Symposium 2014
GBIF Today and Tomorrow
Donald Hobern, Executive Secretary, GBIF Secretariat
GBIF Participation Support
Mélianie Raymond, Senior Programme Officer for Node Development, & Olaf Bánki, Senior Programme Officer for Participation, GBIF Secretariat
Tim Hirsch, Deputy Director, GBIF Secretariat
National data management services in Ireland
Liam Lysaght, Centre Director, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland
GBIF Benin: Progress and plans
Jean Ganglo, Professor of Forestry, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, and Node Manager, GBIF Benin
A species stocktake for UK overseas territories
Steve Wilkinson, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, United Kingdom
Capturing data on biodiversity conservation in Australia.
John La Salle, Director, Atlas of Living Australia
2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize: Selected innovations in biodiversity informatics
Tony Rees, CSIRO Australia. Introduced by Rod Page, Chair, GBIF Science Committee
2014 Young Researchers Award winner: Vijay Barve
2014 Young Researchers Award winner: Caoimhe Marshall
Ebbe Nielsen Challenge
Rod Page, Chair, GBIF Science Committee
Filling biodiversity knowledge gaps
Arturo Ariño, Head, Dept. Environmental Biology, and Director, Museum of Natural Sciences, University of Navarra, Spain
GBIF helping to underpin food security
Joana Magos Brehm, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Biodiversity data and emerging infectious diseases
Healy Hamilton, Chief Scientist, NatureServe, USA
Databases and invasion research: an ecogenomic perspective
Maharaj Pandit, Department of Environmental Studies & Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Mountain & Hill Environment, University of Delhi
Biodiversity and human innovation
Paul Oldham, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspect of Genomics, Lancaster University