|Type of Structure:||program|
|Parent Organisations:||FutureEarth, DIVERSITAS|
|Duration :||2006 to present|
|Contact Address:||no office contact defined|
General information and objectivesThe bioGENESIS Science Plan encourages scientific research that will facilitate the development of new strategies and tools for discovering, documenting and navigating various aspects of biodiversity, as well as to understand why and how the diversity of life evolved in time and space. In the face of ever-accelerating environmental change, the ultimate goal is to dramatically increase efficiency in the assessment of biological diversity: from the collection of specimens in the field, to the discovery and description of new species and clades, to rendering these data readily accessible and interoperable with other biodiversity information.
The bioGENESIS Science Plan provides research guidelines and develops research ideas to further our understanding of how
- to implement new strategies and tools for documenting biodiversity,
- to understand the dynamics of diversification, such as the driving factors that govern diversification in time and space, and
- to study the evolutionary biology of human-induced environmental change.
Insights from the science generated through bioGENESIS should improve and expand studies of the other DIVERSITAS core projects such as bioDISCOVERY and ecoSERVICES, e.g. studies of macroecology, ecosystem processes, or predictive models.
Last update: 2/18/15
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)