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2018 BIMF-FBIP Presentations

A joint Biodiversity Information Management and Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) forum was held from 13th – 16th May 2018 in Cape St Francis. Click on the title of the presentations below for a pdf version of the slides:

Biodiversity and global change: National programmes for biodiversity assessment and monitoring
Deshni Pillay National Biodiversity Assessment 2018: Preliminary assessment of data gaps and challenges 2.3 MB
Krystal Tolley The National Biodiversity Assessment: Assessing and monitoring genetic diversity 1.5 MB
Natasha Govendor Information into action - Municipalities as data users and data generators 3.5 MB
Jeanetta Selier NDF101 - Ensuring the sustainability of trade in priority species 2.5 MB
Lara Atkinson and Jasper Slingsby Leveraging foundational biodiversity information for observing global change 5.5 MB
Camera trapping for assessment and monitoring of species and populations
Marco Willi Classifying Camera Trap Images on Massive Scale with Citizen Science and Machine Learning 8.3 MB
Jan Venter Snapshot Safari - South Africa: A country-wide occupancy assessment and monitoring of mammals 2.2 MB
Yvette Ehlers-Smith Camera trapping in a mixed urban-agricultural mosaic landscape: the value of a well designed survey regime 5.2 MB
David Ehlers-Smith The ecological and conservation significance of camera-trap bycatch data: a case study of two reclusive, forest-specialised bird species from the Indian Ocean Coastal Belt Forest 5.9 MB
Ross Pitman Moving Toward an integrated approach to camera trapping research 3.4 MB
Evgeny Zakharov The International Barcode of Life: second phase and meta-barcoding projects for bio-surveillance 17.4 MB
Ryan Rattray Bugging Around: An Overview of the Kruger Malaise Program 9.7 MB
Nqobile Ndhlovu DNA barcoding of KwaZulu-Natal Afromontane forest Parmelia (Parmeliaceae) species: A molecular approach to accurate specimen identification 1.5 MB
Chante Powell Barcoding of parasitoid wasps (Braconidae and Chalcidoidea) associated with wild and cultivated olives in the Western Cape of South Africa 1.4 MB
Biodiversity surveys in South Africa: addressing critical data gaps
Silvia Kirkman The Karoo BioGaps Project making big strides for the Karoo 1.4 MB
Werner Conradie Five years onwards, filling the 'Transkei gap': an updated checklist of the herpetofauna found in the Eastern Cape forest and adjacent grasslands 7.2 MB
Riana Jacobs Soil Fusarium survey in grassland 1.7 MB
Approaches to data generation for monitoring and assessment of biodiversity
Mathilde van Rooyen Developing a long-term biodiversity monitoring framework for the eThekwini Municipality 1.8 MB
Siddarthan Venkatachalan A foundational biodiversity map of the terrestrial microbiome of a sub-Antarctic island 2.8 MB
Erin Brinkley Re-surveying the insectivorous bats of northern Kruger National Park, South Africa 2.2 MB
Talifhani Mashao Assessments of road impacts on the conservation of wildlife biodiversity in the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Reserve: Case study of Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa 1.6 MB
Charlene Janion-Scheepers The use of Collembola as bio-indicators 2.6 MB
Katta Ludynia Using Passive Integrated Transponders (PITs) in the Endangered African Penguin to monitor populations and movement 4.5 MB
Jessica Leaver The response of taxonomic and functional bird diversity to forest product harvesting in the Eastern Cape, South Africa 5.8 MB
Joanna Dames Biodiversity of mycorrhizal fungi in South Africa - progress and challenges 3.0 MB
Nasipi Mtsi Marine microbial community dynamics as a tool for measuring the response of sub-Antarctic ecosystems to climate change 1.4 MB
Jake Mulvaney Efficacy of point counts and mist-netting for species detection of forest utilising birds in Eastern Cape forests 1.7 MB
Unravelling cryptic diversity
Shelley Edwards Phylogenetic relationship in the slug-eater snakes, Duberria (Lamprophiidae) 3.1 MB
Theo Busschau Molecular data reveals potential cryptic lineages in two forest-dwelling reptile species along the east coast of South Africa 1.6 MB
Human capital development for s=citizen science programmes
Suvarna Parbhoo-Mohan The impact of citizen scientists in long-term surveying of SA's plants of conservation concern: a case study of the CREW programme N/A
David Gwynne-Evans CASABIO.org - A powerful and efficient citizen science platform for scientific observations of plans and animals including camera traps N/A
Tony Rebelo iNaturalist - southern Africa's new citizen science platform N/A
Speed presentations - documenting genetic diversity
Chad Keates Genetic structuring in Psammophylax (Fitzinger 1843), a widespread African snake genus 3.2 MB
Emmanuel Matamba Genetic diversity of the forest dwelling Myosorex cafer and the generalist Rhabdomys dilectus in Eastern Cape 3.0 MB
Monika Moir Comparison of genetic structure of two forest bats across Eastern Cape Cape forests 3.5 MB
Speed presentations - DNA barcoding
Jamie Julies DNA barcoding of South African red seaweed species 1.0 MB
Future Machate DNA barcoding of native and non-native succulent plants in the South African horticultural industry 3.7 MB
Update on FBIP grants and calls: data submitted and communication strategy
Lita Pauw Overview of the FBIP funding approach and grants awarded 1.3 MB
Mahlatse Kgatla FBIP generated data: an assessment of taxonomic and spatial spread 2.3 MB
Dane McDonald The FBIP communication strategy 1.9 MB
Foundational biodiversity information management: systems and standards
Brenda Daly National Biodiversity Information System (NBIS) update 1.3 MB
Brenda Daly Developing collection data management services as part of the NBIS 0.6 MB
Willem Coetzer Biodiversity data curation: South Africa goes online 2.8 MB
Ian Engelbrecht A review of global data sharing trends and the case for open data N/A
Mahlatse Kgatla FBIP data challenges: the need to address quality standards 0.7 MB
Rethabile Motloung SANBI co-ordinating the development of policies for managing foundational animal work in South Africa 0.5 MB
Collection specimen data management
Ronny Kabongo Development of a sustainable solution for biodiversity data management and curation: Case study of a 10-year academic collection at the African Centre for DNA Barcoding N/A
Simon van Noort Challenges and progress with mobilising biodiversity data in the Iziko African Museum entomology collection 4.6 MB
Keshni Gopal Southern African Marine Mammal database: assessment and review of national museum collections, with the goal to consolidate existing specimen data, facilitate access to research collections and standardise curation 2.0 MB
Mary Cole Conservation of East London Museum Malacology database to Specify 6 1.4 MB
Ian Engelbrecht Using taxon concepts to reconcile the meanings of names in a collection context 2.1 MB
Carol Simon The inconsistent application of common and species names to polychaete worms used as bait can affect management 2.3 MB
Fortunate Phaka Names for South African frogs and aspects of folk taxonomy, a Zululand case study 1.0 MB
Unravelling microbial diversity
Veronique FitzGerald Screening of ectomycorrhizal and other associated fungi in South African forestry nurseries 0.9 MB
Nondumiso Khambule Root fungal diversity associated with three Disa species 1.6 MB
Jahman Thabede Marion Island vegetation and root associated fungal diversity 0.6 MB
Francina Bopape Diversity of rhizobia associated with root nodulation in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) from South Africa 1.8 MB
Mudzuli Mavhunga A plethora of Fusarium species in grassland biome soils 0.8 MB
Using foundational biodiversity information for addressing global change challenges
Pholoshi Maake Biodiversity and impacts of plant feeding mites on tea plant (Camellia sinensis) in South Africa N/A
Dennis Komape The importance of herbaria distribution records in the study of gene flow likelihood from sugarcane (Saccharum hybrids) to wild and weedy relatives in eastern South Africa N/A
Hendre van Rensburg Investigations into a new invasive worm in the Knysna Estuary N/A
Nomathamsanqa Mkhize Response of ant communities to woody plant expansion at Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Parks, KwaZulu-Natal N/A
Speed presentations: Assessing biodiversity in different habitats
Caroline Kunene Ant communities along an elevational transect, Udzungwa Mountain in Tanzania N/A
Precious Mabuza Investigating population demographics, breeding system and principle pollinator of Protea curvata N/A
Nokubonga Thabethe The role of competition in structuring ant communities in selected grasslands and forest habitat N/A
Olivier Kambaj Floristics of three Northern Coastal Forests in a global biodiversity hotspot: A comparison across patches of contrasting disturbance history N/A
Sbongiseni Xolo Checklist of epigaeic ants in Buffelsdraai Landfill Conservancy, South Africa N/A
Sinenhlahla Mntambo Ant and spider community response to alien invasive plant species (Chromolaena odorata) N/A
Speed presentations: Taxonomy
Peral Mnisi A taxonomic study of the planktonic freshwater free-living copepods in Turfloop Dam, Limpopo Province N/A
Risuna Ndzeru A taxonomic revision of the Brevipalpus phoenicis and Brevipalpus obavatus species complexes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in South Africa N/A
Evelyn Raphalo Phylogeny of the terrestrial snail genus Gittenedouardia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cerastidae) N/A
Postgraduate student forum: Career development for taxonomists
Tshifhiwa Mandiwana-Neudani Typical skills that are necessary to build a career in taxonomy 0.8 MB
Postgraduate student forum: Science communication workshop
Fortunate Phaka and Thula Cube TV production versus scientific publishing; the ever-growing online platform; science communication – do’s and don’ts for TV, print, radio and online media N/A
Training session and workshops
Marco Willi, Yvette Ehlers-Smith and Rob Slotow Camera trap data management N/A
Evgeny Zakharov Barcode of Life Database N/A
Fhatani Ranwashe, Burgert Muller, Sherwyn Mack and Albe Bosman SANBI–GBIF Geo-referencing Training N/A
Tony Rebelo Introduction to iNaturalist N/A