World Biodiversity Forum

Western Europe
Davos, Switzerland,

Un­der the theme In­spi­ra­tion for Ac­tion, the sec­ond World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum will bring to­geth­er re­searchers across all dis­ci­plines of bio­di­ver­si­ty sci­ence with prac­ti­tion­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors in a fo­rum that of­fers in­spi­ra­tion and ex­am­ples for ac­tions and so­lu­tions to con­serve bio­di­ver­si­ty, and set us on a path to­wards trans­for­ma­tion for sus­tain­abil­i­ty. John Simaika, IHE Delft Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology & Conservation, will participate in the Forum.

At the Forum, John Simaika, Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology & Conservation and Africa Regional Coordinator for the Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network, will speak in a session titled: The role of coordination and harmonization for detection of trends in freshwater biodiversity at a global scale on Monday, June 27, 14:00 - 15:30.
John Simaika focuses on aquatic and landscape ecology and restoration. He has more than a decade experience working on African rivers, lakes, wetlands and artificial ponds. He earned the Marsh Award for Early Career Research in Entomology in 2017 for his work on the development of a new freshwater biomonitoring index for South Africa. John holds several advisory roles, including serving as founder and co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Task Force on Global Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Sampling Protocols (GLOSAM).




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