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Decapoda editors participated in the very first LifeWatch-WoRMS Decapoda Workshop

Added on: 2022-08-09 09:05:17 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 10-13 May 2022, ten Decapoda experts met in Ostend with the WoRMS Data Management team (DMT), to work towards establishing a Global Species List of Decapoda. ...

Searching synergies between IMEV and LifeWatch VLIZ

Added on: 2022-07-26 14:18:54 by Tavernier, Annelies
Plankton imagery experts from l’Institut de la Mer de Villefranche (IMEV) visited over 3 days the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) to discuss the way forward in plankton imagery. It turned out as an inspiring cross-fertilisation! ...

WoRMS starring in season 3 of the LifeWatch ERIC podcast

Added on: 2022-07-20 11:44:16 by Tavernier, Annelies
The first of a new LifeWatch ERIC podcast series launched today, 20 July 2022, focuses on the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database. ...

Taxonomy and beyond: ecological trait information in Aphia and WoRMS

Added on: 2022-07-01 13:03:20 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In recent years, the WoRMS editors and Data Management Team have made collective efforts towards documenting the following species traits information in Aphia and WoRMS: environment (99,5% complete), functional group (76% complete), qualitative (45% complete) and quantitative body size (9% complete) (percentages are for accepted species in Aphia). The availability of these traits greatly enhances the usability and utility of WoRMS towards ecologists and the public at large. ...

Artificial reefs in the spotlight in the podcast series “A Window on Science”

Added on: 2022-06-10 16:33:37 by Tavernier, Annelies
LifeWatch ERIC developed the podcast series 'A Window on Science'. In this series, scientists are given extensive time to explain what their research entails in an understandable way. In season 2, they clarify how they use artificial reefs to study hidden species on hard-bottom communities. ...

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