Weather data
A large number of automatic weather stations has been implemented in the frame of the BIOTA AFRICA project by the Namibian National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Group "Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology" (BEE) of the University of Hamburg. The website offers hourly updates of data and graphs of a large number of weather parameters.


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BIOdiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa

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The uncertain future of Africa's biodiversity


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  • Scientific support for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa.
  • A continental observation network in Africa, contributing to GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems).
  • A network for observing land degradation and for developing measures to combat desertification in Africa.
  • A network for capacity development and rural development in Africa.

BIOTA-Photo of the day (5 May 2016)  Upcoming events:

Morocco: The Capparaceae Maerua crassifolia is an Sahelian element that occurs south of the Anti Atlas. These ecosystems constitute the southern end of the BIOTA Maroc transect.
BIOTA AFRICA/Manfred Finckh

8 - 12 May 2016 
The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference

31 May - 2 June 2016 
International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use
Hungary, Budapest