The complex interplay between ecosystems, species and genes to measure biodivesity and global change

Many ecological studies showing how important biodiversity is for ecosystems and thus for the environment we live in.

“We have a massive influence on global biodiversity, and thus on the way it impacts the environment,” says Michael Schaepman, professor of remote sensing at the UZH Department of Geography.

The changes brought about by humans are obvious, and they’re occurring too rapidly to be captured by means of selective local data gathering.

They plan is to use a so-called biodiversity observatory to monitor plant diversity over the longer term and measure – both on the ground and from the air – how it responds to global changes.

Read more in the press release here

Debra Zuppinger-Dingley

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