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13 July 2023
Biodiversity monitoring based on field data across the entire Earth poses a significant challenge, which has been alleviated with the advent of remote sensing technology, offering new possibilities for Earth observation. Diving deeper into these possibilities, a 2022 paper supported by SHOWCASE reviewed the potential of the spectral species concept...
05 July 2023
The European Research Executive Agency (REA) organised a workshop on 10 October 2022 to examine the current status of pollinators. The discussions and results of the workshop are now available in a newly published EU report on the “Opportunities and knowledge gaps for EU Research and Innovation on pollinators”.The workshop’s objective was to pinpoint...
04 July 2023
On 23 June 2023, SHOWCASE member Mylene Martinez from the Estonian University of Life Sciences presented her project results at a combined scientific conference: 18th Symposium of Polish Carabidologists and 9th Symposium of Baltic Coleopterologists. She presented preliminary results about ground beetles from SHOWCASE’s Estonian EBA, located along the...
27 June 2023
As we pass the halfway mark of SHOWCASE's duration, we are excited to unveil our new presentation. It highlights our main goals, achieved results, and expected future outcomes. Dive into the dynamic world of SHOWCASE and explore the developments that have taken place thus far.The project’s new presentation is a concise overview of SHOWCASE's goals,...
16 June 2023
One aspect of the SHOWCASE project is investigating ways of increasing important data collection on farmland biodiversity. Particularly, the project aims to discover what is the possible role of citizen science in that landscape. To that end, SHOWCASE partners from the University of Reading and LEAF paired up with experienced volunteer recorders...
02 June 2023
In a study conducted in Western France, researchers made significant strides in understanding the delicate balance between weed management, crop production, and biodiversity conservation. Weeds are recognised as a major pest in agriculture and as such, have been intensively managed to reduce their competition for resources with crop plants. However,...
11 May 2023
Biodiversity and ecosystem functions provide crucial ecosystem services for human well-being, but changes in human activities have accelerated biodiversity loss. To address this decline, efficient methods and tools are needed to monitor biodiversity across spatial scales from the leaf level to the canopy, ecosystem, and global scales.In that spirit,...
05 May 2023
Almost 50% of the global original forest cover has been lost in the last 8000 years mainly due to human activities. This decline, along with ecosystem fragmentation and reduction in habitat connectivity, are considered the major drivers of global biodiversity loss. Monitoring the biological diversity of forest ecosystems is crucial to prevent any further...
27 April 2023
SHOWCASE published its first practice abstract on the EIP-AGRI platform, aiming to facilitate knowledge transfer from practice-oriented projects to farmers, advisors, and other actors who might benefit from their results.The project’s first practice abstract presents an overview of some of the regulatory and incentive instruments motivating European...
26 April 2023
The SHOWCASE partner Centre for Ecological Research is inviting you to the 8th Student Conference on Conservation Science SCCS Europe. Held between 13–16 September 2023 in Balatonvilágos, Hungary, it provides the opportunity to attend a series of workshops, enjoy networking opportunities and field trips, present your research results and meet renowned...
21 April 2023
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a global effort to eradicate poverty, preserve the planet, and achieve peace and prosperity for all by 2030. They apply to all countries and are designed to be integrated, with progress on one goal supporting progress on...
10 April 2023
With the rapid pace of anthropogenic environmental change, as well as global challenges such as climate change, and widespread biodiversity loss, there is a need to further develop our understanding of insects to maximise the benefits and minimise the harm associated with them. Entomology is essential for comprehending terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems...
04 April 2023
The presence and variety of plants and insects, such as bees, are essential marks of biodiversity, ecosystem well-being, and agricultural production. Bee populations however are declining worldwide due to, among others, habitat loss, climate change, and agricultural intensification. Although the reasons behind this decline are well studied, determining...
30 March 2023
The understanding of how to restore and improve the resilience of agrifood systems could be enhanced by considering them as social-ecological systems, encompassing all living beings and their dynamic interactions with the earth system. Such a perspective calls not only for an interdisciplinary approach but also a transdisciplinary and transformative...