A recent report by the scientific publisher Elsevier entitled 'Biodiversity research in the Netherlands and worldwide' provides a global overview of biodiversity research with a focus on Dutch biodiversity research. It is based on an analysis of >140,000 academic papers over the last 5 years. The report ranks W. Daniel Kissling as number 1 most prolific biodiversity researcher in the Netherlands. It also contains a short perspective by Kissling, highlighting the importance of developing Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) and biodiversity indicators for a European Biodiversity Observation Network (EuropaBON). Read the report here, and the press release here.