The GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Office announces the release of the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Monitoring Networks, edited by Michele Walters and Bob Scholes. The GOFC-GOLD LC Office co-authored this work that is accessible in Open Access
The GEO Handbook was edited with contributions from over 100 authors, from all over the world, including both scientists and practitioners. It covers approaches from in-situ observations to remote sensing, to modelling biodiversity and reporting. The book was designed to provide practical guidance to broadly-defined biodiversity observation networks at all scales, but predominantly the national scale and higher. The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Monitoring Networks is a practical how-to book with substantial policy relevance, that includes practical suggestions on how to develop biodiversity monitoring programs.