BIO-Diverse : for Science, Education and Communication

The BIO-Diverse team is specialized in biodiversity research and in biodiversity knowledge transfer. It works on behalf of clients as well as in own projects, covering the whole spectrum of biodiversity topics with special reference on plants and fungi.

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Biodiversity for food and agriculture includes the components of biological diversity that are essential for feeding human populations and improving the quality of life. It includes the variety and variability of ecosystems, animals, plants and micro-organisms, at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels, which are necessary to sustain human life as well as the key functions of ecosystems, - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

BIO-Diverse was born out of many years of research on biodiversity, experience with information management, as well as science communication and environmental education

Currently, BIO-Diverse ... 

… covers a wide spectrum of biodiversity topics from natural to agricultural sciences, with special reference on botany, ecology, bryology, lichenology, nature conservation, sustainability, climate change, land use and ecosystem services.

...  works for the following target groupsSCIENCE, for EDUCATION and for ENTERPRISES, as project partner or as service provider.

… investigates biological diversity in the field and using data that have already been collected, and searchs for information in publications;

… develops strategies to communicate on biodiversity issues on different media (print and online) and for different target groups;

… plans and implements environmental education projects for children, youths and adults.

 

BIO-Diverse for SCIENCE: 

  • supports scientists in their biodiversity research and communication activities.

Target groups:

  • Universities, natural history museums and collections, botanical and zoological gardens as well as other research institutes
  • Libraries und information centres
  • Public authorities (state, district, municipality etc.)
  • Other non profit organisations (foundations, associations etc.)

BIO-Diverse & Research

  • Partnership: in national and international research projects
  • Reports and assessments: i.e. species identification, biodiversity monitoring, biotope and species mapping, bioindication
  • Information and data retrieval: online/offline

BIO-Diverse for EDUCATION:

  • supports education institutes and centres in planning and implementing environmental education projects for children, youth and adults;
  • explores biodiversity, inspires the audience about biodiversity issues and mediates a responsible use of natural resources based on age-appropriate concepts and interactive elements.

Target groups (an expert audience as well as to the general public):

  • Schools (primary and secondary level)
  • Environmental and nature education centres (i.e. in National and Nature parks or other protected areas)
  • Training schools, universities and universities of applied science
  • Other nonprofit organisations (foundations, associations etc.)

BIO-Diverse & Research

  • Partnership: in environmental education projects exploring biodiversity (i.e. citizen science, in co-work with researchers)
  • Information and data retrieval: selection of topics for education from the spectrum of biodiversity and sustainability

BIO-Diverse for ENTERPRISES:

  • supports enterprises of different branches (profit & non-profit) in their biodiversity projects (i.e.investigation, conservation, support and sustainable use of biodiversity);
  • helps enterprises communicate effectively about biodiversity issues and on their own biodiversity projects.

Target groups:

  • Administrations of National and Nature parks or other protected areas
  • Landscape planning and ecology consultants, environmental consultantsEditorialoffices (print/online) of magazines, newspapers, blogs etc., publishing houses, advertising agencies
  • IT enterprises
  • Translation agencies
  • Companies operating in the agricultural sector
  • Nonprofit organisations (foundations, associations etc.)
  • Socially responsible companies taking responsibility for biodiversity

BIO-Diverse & Research

  • Partnership: in biodiversity projects of the enterprise; planning, implementation and management. Such projects are aimed to explore, protect and support biodiversity as well as to promote its sustainable use
  • Reports and assessments: i.e.species identification, biodiversity monitoring, biotope and species mapping, bioindication
  • Information and data retrieval: online/ offline

For more information, please contact Bio-Diverse team 

Source: Bio-Diverse

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