GloBAM - Global Biomass flows of Aerial Migrants

  • Desmet, Peter (Project leader)
  • Van Hoey, Stijn (Cooperator)
  • Noé, Nicolas (Cooperator)

Project Details

Abstract

Our major scientific objectives are to:

- Retrieve biological information from (weather) radar networks,
- Quantify biomass flows of aerial migrants (birds and insects) in Europe and North America,
- Link radar data with observational citizen-science databases to increase understanding of radar patterns and derived conclusions,
- Identify functional relations between patterns in biomass flows and a suite of relevant external variables, particularly focusing on influences of weather and climate, but also on variables with a human dimension such as land use, artificial light and wind energy installations,
- Analyse current distributions in these external variables and develop scenarios of their potential future changes,
- Combine relations between biomass flows and external variables and future projections of external variables for an assessment of their consequences on aerial migrants,
- Assess the role of migrants in shaping community structure and ecosystem functioning (and thus, biodiversity) by estimating their implications for nutrient cycles,
- Develop an automated, open-access data infrastructure for archiving and accessing information on biomass flows.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/1931/12/22

Thematic List 2020

  • Data & infrastructure

Free keywords

  • radar
  • aeroecology

Thematic list

  • Monitoring networks
  • Insects
  • Birds
  • 3rd International Radar Aeroecology Conference

    Silke Bauer (Organiser), Peter Desmet (Organiser), Judy Shamoun‐Baranes (Organiser), Andrew Farnsworth (Organiser) & Jarmo Koistinen (Organiser)

    25-Jun-202226-Jun-2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conference, workshop, training, seminar, meeting

  • bioRad: Biological Analysis and Visualization of Weather Radar Data: v0.6.0

    Dokter, A. M., Desmet, P. & Van Hoey, S., 2022

    Research output: Other contributionSoftware/Code

  • Meteorological data policies needed to support biodiversity monitoring with weather radar

    Shamoun‐Baranes, J., Bauer, S., Chapman, J. W., Desmet, P., Dokter, A. M., Farnsworth, A., Gasteren, H. V., Haest, B., Koistinen, J., Kranstauber, B., Liechti, F., Mason, T., Nilsson, C., Nussbaumer, R., Schmid, B., Weisshaupt, N. & Leijnse, H., 27-Apr-2022, In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 103, 4, p. E1234–E1242

    Research output: Contribution to journalA1: Web of Science-articlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Weather radars' role in biodiversity monitoring

    Shamoun-Baranes, J., Bauer, S., Chapman, J., Desmet, P., Dokter, A., Farnsworth, A., Haest, B., Koistinen, J., Kranstauber, B., Liechti, F., Mason, T., Nilsson, C., Nussbaumer, R., Schmid, B., Weisshaupt, N. & Leijnse, H., 16-Apr-2021, In: Science (Washington). 372, 6539, p. 248-248 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalA1: Web of Science-articlepeer-review

    Open Access
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