Final workshop ‘Species distribution modelling in a GLOBIO context’ will take place soon. Location: Madrid, Spain. Dates: 21-23 October 2008. Expected objectives:

– Present and discuss results of regional studies. – Discuss applications of results for conservation planning and policy making. – How to use results of the SDM’s in a global biodiversity assessment tool (GLOBIO)? – Assess importance of data quality. – Brainstorm on collaborative paper. – Discuss possibilities to continue.

During the workshop BioModel group is going to demonstrate results of respective modelling in GLOBIO-Ukraine Region and outside (Middle Asia, Western Arctic) as well as other output useful for a regional educational network.