New paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution


Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) allow observation and reporting of global biodiversity change, but a detailed framework for the empirical derivation of specific EBVs has yet to be developed. In our perspective paper, we show how measuring species traits (related to phenology, morphology, reproduction, physiology and movement) can contribute to EBV operationalization and informing biodiversity policy goals. The published research is the outcome of a workshop organized by the H2020 project GLOBIS-B funded by the European Commission, led by Daniel Kissling. The open access paper is available here, and several news items have been published: University of Amsterdam, GEO BON, Florida Museum, Arizona University, Max Planck, iDiv, Oxford University,