Documents and publications

This page collects documents and other outputs produced within the project - including project deliverables and presentations given at external events - reflecting the dynamic BioDT community on Zenodo.

June 13, 2023

Digital twin linking cultural ecosystem services of recreational potential and biodiversity

Dick, Jan; Rolph, Simon; Andrews, Chris; Watkins, John

The use case will focus on the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland initially as a proof-of-concept study, we aim to consider other areas and different species in future work.

The case-study will focus on how a digital twin prioritising user-defined.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

Grassland Biodiversity Dynamics

Banitz, Thomas; Taubert, Franziska

While productivity is typically the focus of grassland site management, plant biodiversity is another important characteristic of grasslands, which does not necessarily coincide with high productivity. However, both are important for long-term feed and bioe.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

Invasive alien species Digital Twin (IAS-DT)

El-Gabbas, Ahmed; Khan, Taimur; Golivets, Marina; Kühn, Ingolf

Invasive alien species (IAS) negatively affect biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human well-being. The impacts of IAS will likely exacerbate in the future due to new species introductions and the synergy with other drivers of global change. We aim to.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

Honey bee performance in Germany - towards a Digital Twin prototype

Groeneveld, Jürgen; Rossi, Tuomas; Martinovič, Tomáš; Grimm, Volker

Honey bees (apis mellifera) provide important services by producing honey and pollinating commercial crops but also a wide range of wild flowers. Therefore, honey bees contribute to diversity but also rely to some extent on diverse landscapes, since bees de.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

Forest biodiversity under different management and climate change scenarios

Afsar, Bekir; Ovaskainen, Otso

In this BioDT use case, we study the impact of various forest management strategies (regimes or treatment options) and climate change scenarios on forests and biodiversity. The objective of this use case is to determine the most appropriate (optimal) manage.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

DNA detected biodiversity in cryptic habitats – prioritisation of sampling

Frøslev, Tobias Guldberg; Schigel, Dmitry

This BioDT use case will help researchers and monitoring initiatives to prioritize localities for further sampling with eDNA metabarcoding. New samples will update the model and recalculate priorities. DNA-based efficiently target organisms that normally re.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

DNA detected biodiversity in cryptic habitats – phylogenetic diversity

Frøslev, Tobias Guldberg; Schigel, Dmitry; Mikryukov, Vladimir

Phylogenetic diversity indices evaluate biological communities from the perspective of the evolutionary interrelationship between species, and thus, help to maximise taxonomic, genetic, or functional diversity conservation effectiveness. Phylogenetic divers.. Read more

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June 13, 2023

Disease Outbreaks: Wild boar – African Swine Fever

Ingenloff, Kate; Lazovik, Elena; Thulke, Hans; Lange, Martin; Schigel, Dmitry

This BioDT use case covers Wild boar–African Swine Fever (ASF) modelling is one of two Use Cases under the Disease Outbreaks umbrella and with the Pollinators model will populate and demonstrate this part of the Biodiversity Digital Twin.

The .. Read more

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June 13, 2023

Crop wild relatives and genetic resources for food security

Chala, Desalegn; Kusch, Erik; Endresen, Dag

Challenges to food security in the 21st century:

  1. drastic population growth requiring higher yields
  2. environmental stresses testing the resilience of crops
  3. homogenisation of domesticated crops limiting their.. Read more

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October 12, 2022

Prototyping a Biodiversity Digital Twin @ Helmholtz-UFZ Science Days 2022

Khan, Taimur; Banitz, Thomas; Golivets, Marina; Grimm, Volker; Groeneveld, Jürgen; Kühn, Ingolf; Taubert, Franziska

Poster for BioDT presented at Helmholtz-UFZ Science Days 2022. Poster text:

"Understanding the forces shaping biodiversity is key to meeting the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030. In particular, we need to be able to better predict global biod.. Read more

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