ARPHA Preprints, doi: 10.3897/arphapreprints.e102530
D4.1. List and specifications of EBVs and EESVs for a European wide biodiversity observation network
expand article infoJessi Junker, Pedro Beja§, Lluís Brotons|, Miguel Fernandez#, Néstor Fernández¤, W. Daniel Kissling«, Maria Lumbierres», Anne Lyche Solheim˄, Joachim Maes˅, Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez¦, Francisco Moreiraˀ, Martin Muscheˁ, Joana Santana, Jose Valdez, Henrique Pereira¤
‡ Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig, Germany§ CIBIO-Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Portugal| Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya, Solsona, Spain¶ German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany# George Mason University, Fairfax, United States of America¤ German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig, Germany« University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands» Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam, Netherlands˄ Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (NIVA), Oslo, Norway˅ European Commission, Brussels, Belgium¦ CTFC Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, Solsona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona, & Barcelona, Spainˀ University of Porto, Porto, Portugalˁ Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany₵ BIOPOLIS-CIBIO/InBIO, Porto, Portugal
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EuropaBON harnesses the power of modelling Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) to integrate different reporting streams, data sources, and monitoring schemes, and measure biodiversity change across multiple dimensions in space and time. Therefore, EBVs are at the core of the project and form the basis for several of the tasks feeding into the co-design of a biodiversity monitoring system for Europe. In this document, we describe the stepwise process of identifying and specifying the EBVs in the EBV list presented in this deliverable. We further provide a summary of the characteristics of the EBVs identified for EuropaBON, in terms of their desired spatial- and temporal resolutions, as well as the taxonomic/ ecosystem scope to be measured.

Essential Biodiversity Variable (EBV), Essential Ecosystem Services Variable (EESV), GEO BON, policy needs, stakeholder engagement