Biodiversity observation systems are almost everywhere inadequate to meet local, national and international (treaty) obligations. As a result of alarmingly rapid declines in biodiversity in the modern era, there is a strong, worldwide desire to upgrade our monitoring systems, but little clarity on what is actually needed and how it can be assembled from the elements which are already present. This book intends to provide practical guidance to broadly-defined biodiversity observation networks at all scales, but predominantly the national scale and higher. This is a practical how-to book with substantial policy relevance. It will mostly be used by technical specialists with a responsibility for biodiversity monitoring to establish and refine their systems. It is written at a technical level, but one that is not discipline-bound: it should be intelligible to anyone in the broad field with a tertiary education.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks ebook for free in PDF format (6.1 MB).
Express is a Node.js Web Framework. Node.js is an amazing tool for building networking services and applications. Express builds on top of its features to provide easy to use functionality that satisfy the needs of the Web Server use case.
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