Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

Working groups

Mountain aquatic biodiversity

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The overall goal of this working group is to summarize existing knowledge on and foster understanding of biodiversity in mountain aquatic ecosystems. This includes understanding current and future risks for aquatic mountain biodiversity in order to e.g. predict biodiversity losses and outline their consequences. Specific objectives include:

  • Classify mountain aquatic ecosystems with regard to their functional and morphological characteristics and create an overview of their geographic distribution
  • Create an overview of existing and missing data, information, and knowledge on mountain aquatic biodiversity and drivers
  • Describe and understand patterns in mountain aquatic biodiversity and understand their drivers
  • Develop guidelines for the collection of comprehensive mountain aquatic biodiversity data
Deliverable Status Lead
Article: Alpine aquatic biodiversity: patterns, driving factors, and future perspectives Ongoing Dean Jacobsen
Name Affiliation  
Jordi Catalan
Spanish National Research Council, Spain GMBA network
Leopold Fuereder
University of Innsbruck, Austria GMBA network
Dean Jacobsen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark GMBA network
Dirk Schmeller University of Toulouse, France GMBA network
Christian Körner University of Basel, Switzerland GMBA SSC
Laszlo Nagy University of Campinas, Brazil GMBA SSC
Harald Pauli Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environment, Austria GMBA SSC
Davnah Urbach
GMBA GMBA office
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