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2012 BIMF Presentations

The theme of the 2012 BIMF was “making a difference”. The Forum was held at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, on 12 and 13 June with associated events and workshops through the week.

Click on the title of the presentation for a pdf version of the slides. Some of the presentations have had pictures removed or altered to reduce the size of the files.

Keynote Adressess
Jon Hutton Managing biodiversity information: the good, the bad and the ugly. 1.6 MB
Arthur Chapman Collaborative science - does it make a difference? 1.6 MB
Technology, Tools and Innovation
Sara-Leigh Hutchinson iSpot southern Africa – SANBI’s exciting new citizen science initiative. 1.6 MB
Burgert Muller Using georeferencing tools to enrich biodiversity data 1.8 MB
Les Powrie Addressing key scientific questions through the development of tools that use multiple data resources. 1.2 MB
Philip Ivey South African Plant Invader Atlas an essential resource for Invasive Species Management. 1.4 MB
Ntombifuthi Mthimkhulu Cybertracking emerging invasive alien species. 0.9 MB
Victoria Goodall SAEON streamflow and weather database. 0.5 MB
Louisa Liebenberg The future of SANBI's publications. 1.8 MB
William Ulate Open Global Resource of Literature for African biodiversity scientists. 1.8 MB
Showcasing Data Digitisation and Application
Jonathan Colville The forgotten pollinators: filling a biodiversity information gap. 2.8 MB
Graeme Cumming Data in action: taking parasitology from the arcane to the applied. 2.7 MB
Wayne Florence Unlocking the treasures of the deep: digitization of Iziko South African Museum’s marine biology data. 5.1 MB
Kirstin Williams Data capture: the Durban Natural Science Museum story. 0.6 MB
Simon van Noort Unlocking a wealth of biodiversity informatics: state of digitization of Iziko South African Museum entomology collection. 1.9 MB
Angelika Switala Capturing Africa's dung beetle diversity 2.7 MB
Ria Groenewald Digitization of scientific material for research and access to indigenous knowledge. 0.9 MB
Hamish Robertson From 34 databases to just one: lessons from the successful conversion to Specify at Iziko Museums. 0.4 MB
Mohamed Kchouk Co-ordination in North African network of taxonomy. 0.7 MB
Biodiversity Monitoring
James Rhodes The basis of a GM-related monitoring programme: what to monitor and why? 0.4 MB
Lynne Shannon An indicator-based approach to assessing the effects of fishing on marine ecosystems. 1.5 MB
Charles Griffiths Marine aliens and their impacts. 1.5 MB
Debbie Sharp The Working for Water programme– a decade in biocontrol implementation 2.2 MB
Julie Coetzee The status of aquatic weed bio-control in SA. 1.9 MB
Hildegard Klein Management of information on bio-control agents for invasive alien plants in SA. 1.2 MB
Land-Use Planning
Sediqa Khatieb Using BGIS for land-use planning. 1.6 MB