2019 BIMF-FBIP Presentations


Participants of the joint 2019 Biodiversity Information Management (BIM) and Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) Forum held from 20th– 22nd August 2019 in Pretoria.



Day 1: Keynote addresses    
The 2019 Science, Technology and Innovation White Paper Urszula Rust 1.04 MB
The IPBES Global Assessment is overwhelming! Can we have too much Information and not enough data to spark action? Kiruben Naicker 4.6 MB
Open data for open science
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility: A mega-science initiative coordinating biodiversity informatics through an open resource infrastructure Fatima Parker-Allie 3.31 MB
Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL): A source of big data and analysis. Lawrence Monda, Anne-Lise Fourie 21.6 MB
Open data for the public good Peter Lukey 11.27 MB
Building a database of Lepidoptera–host–parasitoid associations recorded for the Afrotropical region  Hermann Staude  22.31 MB
Is South Africa ready for metabarcoding? Sandi-Willows Munro 6.66 MB
Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) – linking funding priorities with national projects and initiatives.
FBIP: an overview of the programme funding approach, update of grants awarded and capacity development strategies. Lita Pauw 36.23 MB
An update on Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) generated data Mahlatse Kgatla 10.07 MB
Informal forest product harvesting and avian diversity in the Eastern Cape Michael Cherry 13.0 MB
BioGaps: filling biodiversity information gaps to support development decision making in the Karoo Domitilla Raimondo 20.68 MB
Snapshot Safari: progress to date and future directions Lain Pardo Vargas 164.61 MB
Soil Fusarium survey in the Great Karoo biome of South Africa Riana Jacobs 6.32 MB
Developing an operational framework for unlocking coastal plankton biodiversity information: progress, challenges and the ambitious march towards an informed future Shaun Deyzel 7.78 MB
Regional Biodiversity Information Efforts – opportunities and challenges
Strengthening biodiversity informatics and data mobilisation efforts nationally and regionally through SANBI-GBIF and the African Coordinating Mechanism
The African Open Science Platform (AOSP): fostering a culture of open data within African National Systems of Innovation Susan Veldsman 2.38 MB
Lessons learned from stimulating biodiversity informatics networks through the African Biodiversity Challenge Matthew Child 30.31 MB
Enhancing the accessibility of biodiversity data in Malawi through partnerships and biodiversity information management tools Donald Mpalika 5.22 MB
Enhancing biodiversity data mobilisation, management and utilisation in off reserve areas in Ghana: using CREMAs as a model Raymond Owusu-Achiaw 6.73 MB
Exploring the Science, Technology and Innovation White Paper 2019

Day 2:

Plenary Sessions

Keynote Address 3:Trends and innovations in biodiversity data capture and data management.

Supporting video

Saarenmaa Hannu

10.19 MB

104.27 MB

SANBI-GBIF, data sharing and growing institutional partnerships Fatima Parker-Allie
Information systems and architecture (SANBI update session) Brenda Daly 8.7 MB
Natural Science Collections Facility: data initiatives and progress Ian Engelbrecht 10.04 MB
Parallel Session 1
Community engagement to contribute to collection data management services of the National Biodiversity Information System (NBIS) Brenda Daly 1.35 MB
Developing our biodiversity informatics science and human capital
Developing our biodiversity informatics science through curriculum and other initiatives Fatima Parker-Allie
Youth Environmental Service (YES) Programme: empowering today’s youth in the Northwest Province Wentzel Pretorius, Maano Tshimang 404.17 MB
Parallel Session 2: Microbial diversity
Updating the taxonomy of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Talaromyces in South Africa Cobus Visagie
Fungal biogeography and the use of publicly available data for answering biogeographic questions Mathew Haris 20.71 MB
Mycorrhizal diversity associated with endemic and endangered South African orchids of the genus, Habenaria Modjadji Makwela 28.58 MB
Genome-informed Bradyrhizobium taxonomy: where to from here? Juanita Avontuur 7.5 MB
Both alpha- and beta-rhizobia occupy the root nodules of Vachellia karroo in South Africa Chrizelle Beukes 2.49 MB
Isolation and identification of Penicillium species with potential phosphate solubilization activity from agricultural environments Aiden Visage 6.98 MB
Characterization of bacterial species in Steinkopf a communal farming area in South Africa: a closer look at pathogenesis Jodene Foster 11.15 MB
Speed presentations -Taxonomy, systematics and DNA Barcoding
An assessment of the anatomical and genetic diversity of Themeda triandra Forssk Sinethemba Ntshangase 0.68 MB
Predator–prey networks: using DNA barcodes to check what was for dinner Vimbai Siziba 1.29 MB
A taxonomic review of Englerodaphne Gilg. (Thymelaeaceae:Thymelaeiodeae). Dorcas Olaniyan 10.94 MB
A systematic study of the southern African endemic genus Sisyranthus Khanyisile Shabangu
Systematics of southern African Anthemideae (Asteraceae): generic and subtribal relationships of Athanasiinae and Phymasperminae, and the placement of Inulanthera Solange Akimana 6.95 MB
Evaluation of the nomenclatural status of the synonyms of Enteromius anoplus (Weber, 1987) (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) Manda Kambikambi 28.72 MB
Contributing towards resolving taxonomic issues on South African Arachnida fauna. Thembile Khoza 7.97 MB
Parallel Session 3: Innovative tools and applications to support research and development

Conveyor-driven mass digitisation of herbarium sheets and pinned insects – properties and performance

Supporting video

Saarenmaa Hanna

6.95 MB

347.17 MB

The e-Flora of South Africa – restructuring data to comply with Darwin Core standards for inclusion into the World Flora Online Fhatani Ranwashe, Marianne Le Roux 3.32 MB
Historical and repeat photographs as a source of qualitative and quantitative biodiversity information Hana Petersen 21.17 MB
Developing fixed-point photography methodologies for assessing post-fire mountain fynbos vegetation succession as a tool for biodiversity management Kalei Alkalei 75.77 MB
The utilization of passive acoustic monitoring as a tool to determine anuran diversity in north-eastern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa Wentzel Pretorius 12.42 MB
Parallel Session 4: Changes in the diversity and composition of arthropods and ants
Diversity and composition of ants and spiders along an increasing gradient of invasion by Chromolaena odorata at Buffelsdraai Landfill Conservancy, KwaZulu-Natal Sinenhlahla Mntambo
What structures ant communities along the Udzungwa mountains: species turnover or richness differences Caroline Kunene
Trade-offs: mechanisms that facilitate coexistence in the grassland ant communities Nokubonga Thabete
Does soil acidity play a role in determining ant species diversity and composition in a mistbelt grassland of KwaZulu-Natal? Lindiwe Khoza
Are arthropod communities changing with changing land-use patterns in communal areas? Concilia Mukanga
Parallel Session 5: Using foundational biodiversity information for addressing global change challenges
DNA barcoding of freshwater fishes from southern Africa: assembling a reference library for topotypes to expedite species inventory Albert Chakona 227.54 MB
The branchiopod crustaceans of ephemeral wetlands in the Northern Cape Betsie Milne 44.86 MB
The distribution of the biodiversity-threatening alien invasive commensal species of Rattus and the environmental and socioeconomic factors that may influence their presence in urban Gauteng Province, South Africa Lindelani Makuya 4.17 MB
Alien plant survey of the Haenertsburg village, Limpopo province, South Africa Moleseng Moshobane 23.47 MB
Biodiversity co-benefits through reforestation for carbon sequestration Sbo Xolo 8.33 MB
Parallel Session 6: Monitoring and assessment of diversity in different habitats
Diatoms associated with two South African kelp species: Ecklonia maxima and Laminaria pallida Serge Mayombo 29.36 MB
Assessing mammal diversity and the effectiveness of different methods for monitoring mammal diversity in diverse land tenures in a South African arid ecosystem Chloe Burt 72.83 MB
Approaches to data generation for monitoring and assessment of biodiversity
Taxonomic bias in foundational biodiversity data, research interests, extinction risk and cultural salience: A South African herpetofaunal perspective Fortunate Phaka 5.1 MB
Roads and users as a threat to wildlife conservation: modelling amphibian roadkill in Vhembe biosphere reserve (Soutpansberg conservancy), South Africa Thabo Hlatshwayo 5.58 MB
Creating a model for the prediction of roadkill Kruger National Park, South Africa Brilliant Mashao 11.04 MB
Dispersal of invasive Lantana camara by native bird species in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Nasiphi Bitani 1.65 MB
Dune fynbos–thicket vegetation of the Cape coast: proposing an updated and unified treatment Adriaan Grobler 70.99 MB
The influence of flow and temperature on mayfly (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) community structures in the Luvuvhu River catchment Pfani Ramulifho 48.8 MB
Highlights from the Global Environmental Change Programme of the Durban Research Action Partnership Preshnee Singh N/A
Parallel Session 7: Working Session
Africa Biodiversity Challenge Project Matthew Child
Parallel Session 8: Working Session
The South African node of the International Barcode of Life (SAIBOL). Discussion on activities and structures for the node. Theresa Sethusa, Monica Mwale
Training Sessions and Workshops
SANBI-GBIF Data Management / Fitness for use of data training North West University & SANBI team. Including: Fhatani Ranwashe, Mahlatse Kgatla
FBIP Proposal Writing Workshop Michelle Hamer
BOLD Training Workshop Michelle Van der Bank, Ronny Kabongo