BioVeL provides workflows for the processing of data in major areas of biodiversity research: ecological niche modelling, ecosystem functioning, and taxonomy.
We offer several families of workflows:
- Data Refinement
- Ecological Niche Modelling
- Ecosystem Modelling
- Population Modelling
AND POLICY MAKERS
You need scientific results from data to understand complex biodiversity issues in order to make the right decisions. BioVeL provides you with easy tools to help you process data toward decision making. Our network of scientists and engineers will also support you in using our tools.
Here are examples of case studies using BioVeL products toward decision making.
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News & Updates
2,500 forest scientists have gathered to Salt Lake City for their congress which takes place every four years. BioVeL organises a side event where it will show and demonstrate its work on solving problems in forest science. Four presentations will be given, covering the main ideas of using workflows and Web services in a virtual e-laboratory; ecological niche modelling of the change of distribution and damage risk by the most important forest insect pests in Europe; carbon modelling with Biome-BGC model to quantify and derive important ecosystem service indicator measures; and open access to biodiversity and ecosystem data through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
A research group at the Center for Marine Evolutionary Biology (CEMEB) and the EU funded Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory (BioVeL) have used BioVeL workflows to study present and future distribution patterns of endemic Baltic Sea species that may be threatened by climate change. The study uses ecological niche modelling techniques to study potential distribution for a food web consisting of a guild of meso-grazers (Idotea spp.), their host algae (Fucus vesiculosus and Fucus radicans) and their fish predator (Gasterosteus aculeatus). The study shows that a north-eastern shift of I. balthica and I. chelipes into the distribution area of the endemic alga F. radicans in the Baltic Sea may result in increased grazing pressure and extinction risk for the species.
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Our Big Event
"BioVeL in practice
and in future"
November 13, 2014, Paris
BioVeL at Upcoming Conferences
- IUFRO World Congress : «Sustaining Forests,
The Role of Research»
October 5–11, 2014,
Salt Lake City, USA
BioVeL side event:
Friday 10th, Oct.
12:00-13:00, Room 150C
- TDWG 2014, October 27-31, Jönköping, Sweden
- BES/SFE (British Ecological Society and Société
Française d’Ecologie) Joint 2014 Annual Meeting,
December 9–12, Lille, France
BioVeL technical developers training workshop
October 6-8, 2014
Training workshop for ICT developers and data managers on using Taverna workbench to build workflows. Contact & registration: firstname.lastname@example.org"