2016 BIMF-FBIP Presentations

A joint Biodiversity Information Management and Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) forum was held from 10th – 13th May 2016 in Cape Town. Click on the title of the presentation for a pdf version of the slides.


Keynote addresses
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Dr. Luthando Dziba 2.31 MB
The Evolution of the Global Biodiversity Information landscape for improved data fitness and access Prof. Bob Scholes (Skype) 515 KB
National Agendas in Support of a Data-Science-Policy Interface    
DEA’s scientific and evidence needs for policymaking Mr. Kiruben Naicker 5.87 MB
Biodiversity economy and anticipated data needs Prof. John Donaldson 1.13 MB
How foundational biodiversity information feeds into Environmental Assessment Mr. Jeff Manuel 2.70 MB
National Biodiversity Assessment and data needs Mr. Andrew Skowno 904 KB
Regional Agenda
Highlights of the GBIF-Africa network and outcomes of the Africa Rising Conference and the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) initiative Ms. Fatima Parker-Allie 3.73 MB
“Biodiversity and ecosystem services data to support global initiatives: experience from IPBES Southern African Region” Dr. Benis Egoh 3.38 MB
Biodiversity Information Networks and Platforms
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility and SANBI-GBIF Ms. Fatima Parker-Allie 3.24 MB
International Barcode of Life Project Prof. Michelle van der Bank 2.78 MB
Biodiversity Heritage Library Ms. Anne-Lise Fourie 2.08 MB
Growing the network of Partners
Citizen science – ISPOT and the data value chain Dr. Tony Rebelo Live Demo
LepSoc’s contribution to Foundational Biodiversity Information Dr. Dave Edge & Dr. Silvia Mecenero 892 KB
CREW as a citizen science programme to provide foundational biodiversity data for plants Mr. Ismail Ebrahim 4.00 MB
Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)
FBIP funding approach and themes Prof. Michelle Hamer 1.14 MB
What are the key elements for successful proposals? Dr. Lita Pauw 3.90 MB
Mobilising foundational information on medicinal / ethno-botanical collections in the Bews Herbarium Dr. Christina Currie 657 KB
The effect of habitat fragmentation on faunal diversity of Eastern Cape forests Prof. Michael Cherry 1.54 MB
A brief snapshot of some marine FBI projects Sophie von der Heyden 1.29 MB
Data Management
Data standards, data sharing requirements, data sharing agreements, workflows for contributing to biodiversity information systems and platforms – what are these and why do we need them? Ms. Brenda Daly 2.32 MB
Data Management and Publishing (break away groups)
Integrated Publishing Toolkit: Processes and Tools – Biodiversity Data Publishing: Overview Mr. Fhatani Ranwashe 1.61 MB
Integrated Publishing Toolkit: Processes and Tools – Implementation of an IPT server for SAIAB to publish biodiversity data directly to the GBIF network Mr. Willem Coetzer 705 KB
Environmental Metadata Project Mr. Wim Hugo 1.73 MB
Biodiversity surveys: specimen and observation data Prof. Michelle Hamer 155 KB
Karoo BioGaps Project Overview Ms. Carol Poole 1.41 MB
Controlled Vocabulary Dr. Francis Strobbe / Mr. Mutsinda Ramavhunga 3.76 MB
Capacity Enhancement
Developing Human Capital in Biodiversity Informatics Ms. Fatima Parker-Allie 212 KB
Towards a Curriculum for BI Global Mapping Survey Ms. Fatima Parker-Allie 0.98 MB
Strategy for Developing a Centre for Biodiversity Information Management / Biodiversity Informatics Ms. Fatima Parker-Allie 891 KB
Human Capital Development in Biodiversity Information Management
A SADC regional response to the SDG’s Climate Change and southern Africa Mr. Botha Kruger 2.13 MB
Developing proposals for FBIP projects: an opportunity for networking and establishing collaborations
SPECIFY (Animal Data Management System)
SPECIFY introduction (overview), the current status and future plans N/A
BRAHMS (Plants Data Management System)
BRAHMS v8: An update on development Denis Filer 4.01 MB
Capacity Enhancement : Training workshops
Introduction to using Specify: Databases Ms. Rukaya Johaadien External Link
Introduction to using Specify: Specify 6 vs Specify 7 Ms. Rukaya Johaadien External Link
Data quality control and improvement methods Ms. Hannelie Snyman/ Mr. Alpheus Mothapo/ Ms. Michelle Smith 1.72 MB
Geo-referencing methods – Georeferencing Tools Mr. Fhatani Ranwashe 4.50 MB
Geo-referencing methods Mr. Albe Bosman N/A
Geo-referencing methods – Introduction to Geo-referencing Mr. Burgert Muller 2.25 MB
Geo-referencing methods – Online Georeferencing Resources Mr. Burgert Muller 3.91 MB
Geo-referencing methods – Geographical Concepts Mr. Sherwyn Mack 3.20 MB
Submitting data to BOLD Prof. Michelle van der Bank/ Mr. Ronny Kabongo 8.45 MB
Camera trap data: managing and archiving these Ms. Zoe Woodgate 5.79 MB
Postgraduate Forum Dr. Leigh Richards N/A
Specify Working Group Prof. Michelle Hamer 214 KB