March 20-25, 2008: the Methodological Council of the Agrosphere Ecology and Ecological Control Department of the National Agricultural University (Kyiv) approved publication of new syllabus ‘Geographic Informational Technologies and Ecological Indications’ for biotechologiests. Several themes of it (##9,10,11 and 12) are about BIODIVERSITY modelling approaches i.e. GLOBIO and MSA specially!
BioModel will take part in the conference in Odessa «Вернадський і сьогодення: концептуальні питання розвитку вчення про біосферу» – March 17, 2008. Planned presentation: Prydatko V.I., Kolomytsev G.O. Agrosphere of Ukraine, biodiversity: modern informational-technical aspects for research and modeling (GLOBIO, EEBIO, CLUES, MSA, LCCD)/Materials of scientific practical conference ‘Vernadsky and Today: conceptual issues for development of biosphere theory’. Odessa, March 17, 2008 – in press. (Ukr.)
Updated note: see the publication here.
March 18-20, 2008: The representative of MNP (Eric Arets) and BioModel experts arrange meeting to share expecience on modern species modelling methodology and research of climate change effect on biological species distribution. The meeting take place in ULRMC (Kiev) office. The Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) draft GLM model was created by G.Kolomytsev based on meeting outcomes. Photo by G.Kolomytsev: RTL Mr. E.Arets (MNP) and Mr. V.Prydatko (ULRMC) discuss techniques to creation of total matrix for data processing using R-application (by Bakkens et al, 2002, 2006).
BioModel scientists included information about the trainiang package iniatiatives to article for the Higher School: ‘Prydatko V.I., Burda R.I. Aerospace efforts and GIS results usage in educational practices for agroecologists/Biodiversity: theory, practices and methodological aspects of the study in schools of general education and in the Higher School: articles for International Scientific-Practical Conference (Devoted to the 120th Birdhday Anniversary of M.I.Vavilov). Editor: M.V.Grinyova. Poltava, 2008.–pp.307-309′.
The total MSA map has been re-calculated, and that was based on a new gradual agriculture intensity map. The mean total MSA value is 32.4% (equal to 32.4% from previous model run http://biomodel.info/?p=112).
Nature/agricultural zoning borders has corrected by usage of 100 km gradual stria instead of strict borders. It will improve the LU impact map with combined GLOBIO#3 land use classification (http://biomodel.info/?p=103).
The comparison by mean value per oblasts of Ukraine: . Moreover, you can compare the LCCD (LCCD_bio) and MSA maps with the same color scheme:
Expected types of data to be involved to the project modelling
|The first type of data would be distribution maps that are e.g. based on expert knowledge on where species are present or not, but do not have underlying collection or plot data for specific locations.||Yes (i.e. species are present or not on a natural zones, 10-15 years interval), and sometimes -additional type of data i.e. ‘number of presence or absence’|
|Another type of data would be (georeferenced) presence only data, based on for instance natural collection data (e.g. herbarium specimen) or sightings of animals. In those cases only species presence is measured and explicit absences are missing; because collectors for instance only focus on specific families or genera, and often only collect flowering plants and ignore the other species.||Yes (i.e. some the Red Data Book species [dot+number] or some common species of interest of the State Statistics Committee [polygon of administrative unit+ number]
*Dot and polygon both means GIS format
|The third type of data are based on inventories (transects or plots) that record all species of a certain species group (plants, trees, mammals, etc) and thus explicitly include absences.||Yes (i.e. inventories of expected number of species with ‘translation of the result to ‘language of MSA, or LCCD [Burda, 2005; Prydatko, 2005], and that require RS and GIS data)|
|New: the fourth type of data that can be based on ‘correlated pleiades’ (Prydatko, Minarchenko, 2005)||New: ‘calculated expected number of species’ based on differential equation|