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IBOY Satellite Projects

The IBOY Satellite Projects are a diverse collection of research, informatics, and education and outreach projects that address the questions:

 1. What biodiversity do we have and where is it?

 2. How is it changing?

 3. What goods and services does it provide?

 4. How can we conserve biodiversity?

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What biodiversity do we have and where is it?
 Project Title  Principal Investigator(s) and 
Institutional Affiliation

Amazonia Landscape Mapping and Biodiversity Estimation Using Remote Sensing and Local Communities Knowledge and Know-How

Luigi Fabbro, Associação Amazônia (email, website)

The Avila National Park in Bloom Federico Alberto Prieto Martinez, Espacio Interactivo C.A. (email)

Biodiversity of Arthropods from the Laurissilva of the Azores (BALA)

Paulo A.V. Borges, Universidade does Azores (email)

Biodiversity Portrait of the St. Lawrence

Jean-Luc DesGranges, Environment Canada (email, website)

BIOPAT: Biodiversity of Freshwater Fishes in Patagonia

Claudio Baigun, Centro Nacional Patagonico (email)

Canadian Biodiversity Information Network

Guy Rochon, Environment Canada (email, website)

Capacity Building of Community Organizations for Biodiversity Monitoring in Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalayas

Virinder Sharma, Department for International Development (DFID) India (email)

Central Coast Flora Project (CENCO)

Dieter Wilken, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (email)

Distribution and Diversity of Arboreal Microarthropods in Tropical Forest Canopies

Neville Winchester, University of Victoria
(email, website)

Evaluation of Wild Life Habitats in the Proposed Amarkantak Bioshpere Reserve

R. J. Rao, Jiwaji University (email, website)

Flora and Fauna of Bass Strait Coasts and Islands

Stephen Harris, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Tasmania (email)

Garden BirdWatch

Andrew Cannon, British Trust for Ornithology (email, website)

HBMS: Hungarian Biodiversity Monitoring System

Katalin Török, National Authority for Nature Conservation Ministry for Environment Hungary (email, website)

Howler Monkeys of Cuero y Salado

Kymberley Anne Snarr, University of Toronto (email)

Inventory of Cloud Forests in Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Grady Webster, University of California Davis Herbarium (email)

Invertebrate Diversity of Southwestern Australian Reefs

Mat Vanderklift, The University of Western Australia (email)

IOBA: Indian Ocean Biodiversity Assessment

Justin Gerlach, The Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles (email, website)

Mediterranean Flora of Central Chile: Protection Status and Protection Needs

Mary T.K. Arroyo, University of Chile (email)

Molecular Studies of Marine Biodiversity (MSMB) on the Indian River Lagoon, Florida and Andros Island, Bahamas

Jose Lopez, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (email, website)

National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)

Gladys Cotter, U.S. Geological Survey (email, website)

National Inventory on Habitat and Taxa Cosme Morillo, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Spain (email, website)

New Zealand Birds

Narena Olliver (email, website)

Pacific Northwest Sea Stack Cryptogams

Stephen Jessup, Southern Oregon University Herbarium (email, website)

Pernambuco Biodiversity Assessment and Atlas

Alexandrina Sobreira de Moura, Governo de Pernambuco Secretariat for Science, Technology and Environment (email, website)

Survey of Threatened and Rare Flora in Eastern Ghats

Surya N. Reddy, Grameena Vikas Samithi (email)

Tasmanian Earthworms

Rob Blakemore (email)

USGS Gap Analysis Program Kevin Gergely, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources,University of Idaho (email, website)

Venezuelan Guayana Nature in the Caroní River Parks

Federico Alberto Prieto Martinez, Espacio Interactivo C.A. (email)

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How is biodiversity changing?
 Project Title Principal Investigator(s) and Insitutional Affliation

Coral Reefs and Mangroves: Modeling and Visualization

Eric Wolanski, Australian Institute of Marine Science (email, website)

Mt. Weld Altitudinal Transect

Dick Bashford, Forestry Tasmania
(email, website)

Present State of Plant Biodiversity of the Danube Inferior Basin

Aurel Popescu, Institute of Biology Romania

Satellite Tracking of Green Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

Michelle Kinzel, Oceanic Resource Foundation (email, website)

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What goods and services does biodiversity provide?
 Project Title  Principal Investigator(s) and  Institutional Affiliation

Aquatic Fauna of the Paraná River System

Carolina Noreña Janssen, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (email)

Biological Screening of Marine Algae of the Indian Coast A. Jaswanth, Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Scieces for Girls (email)

Collection, Evaluation, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agro-Biodiversity

Shafqat Farooq, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (email)

Faunal Biodiversity Values of Restored Rainforest

Carla Catteral, Griffith University (email)

Monitoring Biodiversity and the Traditional Health Care System “A Pilot Project of Satpura Hills" (Botanist Paradise of India)

R. Sugandhi, People for Animals (email)

Spatial Diversity of Soil Biota and Mineralization Processes in Grassland Ecosystems

Joanna Petal Figielska, Institute of Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences (email)

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How can we conserve biodiversity?
 Project Title  Principal Investigator(s) and 
Institutional Affiliation

Amazonia Landscape Mapping and Biodiversity Estimation Using Remote Sensing and Local Communities Knowledge and Know-How

Luigi Fabbro, Associação Amazônia (email, website)

Animal Diversity Web

Cynthia Sims Parr, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (email, website)

Backyard Biodiversity Day

Virginia Purchon, Action for Biology in Education (email, website)

Biodiversity Fair

Janet Moseley, The National Botanic Garden of Wales (email, website)

Community Involvement in Adaptive Research and Wildlife Management

Hetherwick G. Msiska, Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve

Conservation of Kanha Tiger Reserve Biodiversity through Ex-situ Cultivation of Non-timber Forest Products and Empowerment of Women through Traditional System of Medicine

R. Sugandhi, People for Animals (email)

Cousin Island Special Reserve

Nirmal Shah, BirdLife Seychelles (email)

The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Extension Robert F. Brzuszek (email, website)

Ecoparque - An environMENTAL Production

Michael Bedar, environMENTAL Productions (email, website)

ENV200Y: Assessing Global Change

Ann Zimmerman, University of Toronto (email, website)

FIFI, The International Film Festival on Insects 2001

Guy Pinault, Office Pour l’Information Éco-Entomologique du Languedoc-Roussillon (OPIE-LR) (email, website)

Floristic Diversity of Bolivia - From Collection to Cognition and Conservation

Pierre Ibisch, Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza Noel Kempff (FAN) (email)

Landcsape Linkages to Spatial Patterns in the Diversity of Fishes - A Key for Planning Marine Reserves
Peter Auster, University of Connecticut (email, website)

Management of Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia

Hans Skotte Moeller, Maliau Basin Conservation Area Project (email, website)

Management of Seychelles Avian Ecosystems

Nirmal Shah, BirdLife Seychelles (email)

Political Economy of Biodiversity Conservation

Brian Czech, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (email, website)

Project to Survey and Monitor Biodiversity of Cultural Forest in North-Eastern Thailand

Usa Klinhom, Walai Rukhavej Botanical Institute
Mahasarakham University Website (email, website)

Representative Areas Program (RAP) - Protecting the Biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef

Jon Day, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (email, website)

Stream Biodiversity Monitoring Training Center

William McLarney, ANAI, Inc. (email)

Sustaining Nepalese Mountain Economy and Environment through Conservation and Proper Utilization of Biodiversity

Punya Prasad Regmi, Society for Highland Development Nepal (SHID, Nepal) (email)

Virtual School or Biodiversity

Peter M.C. Davies, University of Nottingham (email, website)

Volunteer Data Validation Project (VDVP)

Christina Buesching, Earthwatch Institute, Europe (email)

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Last updated December 4, 2002

IBOY took place during 2001 and 2002 and is now completed. Information on the projects, activities and products that took place during IBOY are available on these pages. Many of the projects are still continuing their research and education activities and links to their homepages can be found on the project pages.

For more information on on-going activities of IBOY's parent organization, DIVERSITAS, see

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