Deliverable 2(b): Regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES is to perform regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their interlinkages at regional and subregional levels.  Under this deliverable the Platform will prepare a set of regional and subregional assessments. The overall aim will be to assess the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of responses, including the Strategic Plan and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the national biodiversity strategies and action plans. The assessments are also to identify the need for capacity, knowledge and policy support tools.

A workshop was held to develop the scope of the regional and subregional assessments August 2014, in Paris, France. Experts of this scoping workshop further developed the scope of the regional assessments including a common general scope, the geographical scope of each of the proposed regions, and regional specificities.  

In January 2015 the third session of the Plenary approved the launch of four regional assessments – namely for Africa, for the Americas, for Asia Pacific, and for Europe and Central Asia – together with a general scope common to all of these regional assessments the geographical scope of each of the proposed regions, and regional specificities.

General scope regional and subregional assessments

Members of the workshop scoping the regional and subregional assessments

Name Affiliation Nominating Government/Organisation
Francisco Barbaran Argentina's National Research Council National Universityof Salta Instituteof Economic Research Scoping expert
Adam Kertesz Geographical Institute, Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Scoping expert
Bing Wang Chinese Academy of Forestry China Scoping expert
Francis Nwosu University of Calabar Nigeria Scoping expert
Haripriya Gundimeda Indian Institute of Technology Bombay DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Saleem Ali University of Queensland Pakistan Scoping expert
Shizuka Hashimoto University of Tokyo Japan Scoping expert
Keisha Garcia University of the West Indies Trinidad and Tobago Scoping expert
Chioma Daisy Onyige Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Eduardo Secchi Universidade Federal do Rio Grande IUCN Scoping expert
Neville Crossman Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia Scoping expert
Andras Zlinszky J. Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Scoping expert
Reinette Biggs Stellenbosch University DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Linda L. Langner U.S. Forest Service, Research and Development United States of America Scoping expert
John James Wilson University of Malaya Canada Scoping expert
Baris Salihoglu Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University Turkey Scoping expert
Elizabeth Hadly Stanford University IUBS Scoping expert
Louis Celliers CSIR South Africa Scoping expert
Taku Kadoya National Institute for Environmental Stuides Japan Scoping expert
Belinda Reyers Stockholm Resilience Centre South Africa Scoping expert
Kasim Tatic School of Business and Economics, University Sarajevo IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Pawan Singh EES Pvt Ltd IUCN Scoping expert
Prudence Tangham Galega Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature Cameroon Scoping expert
Szabolcs Lengyel Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research Hungary Scoping expert
Sally Bunning FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Sandra Lavorel Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France Scoping expert
Marta Coll Monton (ird) Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) France Scoping expert
Awang Noor Abd Ghani Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Patrick Halpin Duke University Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Scoping expert
Jaime Ricardo Garcia Marquez Humboldt University Colombia Scoping expert
Mikhail Kozlov University of Turku Finland Scoping expert
Fabio Rubio Scarano Conservation International Brazil Scoping expert
Sergey Venevsky Center for Earth System Sciences, Tsinghua University Tsinghua University Scoping expert
San Thwin University of Forestry Myanmar Scoping expert
Simone Maynard Australian National University Australia Scoping expert
Berta Martin Lopez Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability Spain Scoping expert
Francisco Javier Castaneda Moya Center for Conservation Studies IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Anton Shkaruba Central Research Institute for Water Resources Georgia Scoping expert
Ben Ten Brink PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Netherlands Scoping expert
Nur Azura Adam Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Victor Hugo Inchausty Beltran International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), South America IUCN Scoping expert
Geoff Hicks Department of Conservation New Zealand Scoping expert
Matias Enrique Mastrangelo National Research and Technology Council of Argentina (CONICET) Argentina Scoping expert
Cristiana Simao Seixas State University of Campinas Brazil Scoping expert
Peter Verburg VU University Amsterdam DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Wenjie Wang Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences China Scoping expert
Olivier Thebaud IFREMER France Scoping expert
Mercedes Bustamante University of Brasília Brazil Scoping expert
Dedy Darnaedi Indonesian Institute of Sciences Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Scoping expert
Amjad Tahir Virk Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan Scoping expert
Teshome Soromesa Aurgessa Addis Ababa UNiversity Ethiopia Scoping expert
Luciano Andriamaro Conservation International Madagascar Scoping expert
Rahanna Juman Biodiversity Research Programme/Oceanography and Coastal Processes Research Programme IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Rodrigo Moreno Villamil The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources Colombia Scoping expert
Isabel Sousa Pinto CIIMAR, Biology Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto Portugal Scoping expert
Kossi Adjonou University of Lome Togo Scoping expert
Goran Zdunic Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation Scoping expert
Mourad Arabi Institut National de recherche forestière Algeria Scoping expert
Markus Fischer University of Bern Switzerland Scoping expert
Christine Fuerst Martin Luther-University Halle Germany Scoping expert
Kirsten Jane Davies Macquarie University DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Hamid Custovic UNCCD/University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Bosnia and Herzegovina Scoping expert
Juan Pablo Lozoya Azcarate University of the Republic Uruguay Scoping expert
Anne Gaelle Ausseil Landcare Research New Zealand Scoping expert
Aventino Kasangaki Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Scoping expert
Anjum Perveen University of Karachi Pakistan Scoping expert
Tetsukazu Yahara Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University Japan Scoping expert
Edgar E. Gutierrrez Espeleta University of Costa Rica Costa Rica Scoping expert
Lilibeth Acosta Michlik German Development Institute DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo University of Abomey-Calavi Benin Scoping expert
Georgina Mace University College London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scoping expert
Lilian Chua Swee Lian Forest Research Institute Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Fabrice Declerck Bioversity International/CGIAR Bioversity International/CGIAR Scoping expert
Ganesh Raj Joshi Central Department of Environmental Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal Scoping expert
Mduduzi Ndlovu University of Witwatersrand South Africa Scoping expert
Andrea Cruz Angon CONABIO Mexico Scoping expert
Fred Kizito International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) International Center for Tropical Agriculture Scoping expert
Piero Visconti University College London/Zoological Society of London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scoping expert
Jose Rafael Almonte Perdomo Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Dominican Republic Scoping expert
Khaled Allam Harhash Nature Conservation Sector, Ministry of Environment Egypt Scoping expert
Cigdem Adem The Public Administration Institute for Turkey & the Middle East (TODAIE) IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Jocelyn Davies CSIRO Australia Scoping expert
Brett Murphy University of Melbourne Australia Scoping expert
Henry Wuestemann Chair in Landscape Economics, TU Berlin, Germany Germany Scoping expert
Aisha Elfaki Ministry of Animal Resourses and fisheries Animal Resources Research Organization Scoping expert
Krzysztof Niedzialkowski Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences Georgia Scoping expert
Satoru Okubo Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO Japan Scoping expert
Gabrielle Lalanirina Rajoelison University of Antananarivo; Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques. Département Eaux et Forêts Madagascar Scoping expert
Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Scoping expert
Luis Fernando Aguirre Centro de Biodiversidad y Genética, Universidad Mayor de San Simón Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Scoping expert
Zsofia Benedek Institute of Economics, CERS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Scoping expert
Amani Al Assaf University of Jordan- Faculty of Agriculture The University of Jordan Scoping expert
Oleg Guchgeldiyev Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna Georgia Scoping expert
Mark Rounsevell University of Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scoping expert
Kwame Hackman CHF International Ghana Ghana Scoping expert
Thomas Elmqvist Stockholm University The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Scoping expert
Jean Pierre Ometto National Institute for Space Research Brazil Scoping expert
Ayfer Tan Ministry of food agriculture and livestock Turkey Scoping expert
Uma Rani Sinniah Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Haris Piplas ETH Zurich University Scoping expert
Pablo Munoz United Nations University DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Gunnar Austrheim Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway Scoping expert
Maka Bitsadze Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia Georgia Scoping expert
Nevena Alexandrova Assistant Director General of FAO, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Food and Agriculture Organisation Scoping expert
Alptekin Karagoez Ministry of Agriculture Turkey Scoping expert
Carlos Ivan Zambrana Flores UMSA/EMI Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Scoping expert
Yi Huang Centre of Environmental Sciences, Peking University China Scoping expert
Nikolai Friberg Norwegian Institute for Water Research Norwegian Institute for Water Research Scoping expert
Krishna Chandra Paudel Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Nepal Nepal Scoping expert
Murat Tuerkes Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Turkey Scoping expert
Emma Archer Van Garderen CSIR South Africa Scoping expert
Elena Nikolaeva Environmental Education Center Zapovedniks IUCN Scoping expert
Henrique Pereira Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON) International Social Science Council Scoping expert
Odd Terje Sandlund Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) Norway Scoping expert
James Harris Cranfield University South Africa Scoping expert
Mikhail Bagaturov Children' contact zoo "Bugagashechka" Zoological Institute, St.Petersburg Scoping expert
Md Saiful Karim Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology Australia Scoping expert
Cecile Richard Hansen ONCFS France Scoping expert
Dusan Jelic Croatian Herpetological Society Croatia Scoping expert
Alfredo Arnoldo Garcia Vasquez Natural Resources management at 48 Cantones IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Kelly Garbach Loyola University Chicago United States of America Scoping expert
Bettina Wolfgramm University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Switzerland Scoping expert
Mary T. Kalin De Arroyo Universidad de Chile Chile Scoping expert
Ruslan Novitsky National Academy of Sciences of Belarus IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Vanesa Rodriguez Osuna Environmental Sciences Iniciative- Cuny advanced science research center Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn Scoping expert
Maria Elena Zaccagnini Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Argentina Scoping expert
Gunilla Almered Olsson University of Gothenburg Sweden Scoping expert