Tomorrow's Biodiversity

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Tomorrow’s Biodiversity was an FSC project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for five years (2013-2017 inclusive). It helped us to identify important gaps in identification and monitoring skills, as well as barriers to filling those gaps, and developing/trialling solutions with new training, resources (e.g. new electronic resources) and other interventions.

The first two years (2013-2014) focused identifying gaps and barriers and framing the delivery phase. The delivery phase (2015-2017 inclusive) developed 'exemplar' projects to address some of the gaps and trial new ways of working that can overcome some of the barriers. The project enabled the Field Studies Council to develop new resources and training for taxa that were under-resourced but which had the potential to make a valuable contribution to our understanding of how biodiversity fares over the coming decades in the face of rapid environmental change.

To browse the training events that ran under the auspicies of Tomorrow's Biodiversity, see the catalogue of past Tomorrow's Biodiversity training events.

FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity Project PDF downloads

PDFThe Shifting Paradigm of Biological Identification. This is a report of a review undertaken in the initial research and development phase of the project.

PDFMonitoring and Indicators of Biodiversity Change. This review of monitoring and indicators biodiversity change was undertaken as part of the research and development phase of the project.

PDFDrivers of Biodiversity Loss. This review of the drivers of biodiversity change was undertaken as part of the research and development phase of the project.

PDFTomorrow's Biodiversity Consultation. This document summarises the consultation carried out as part of the research and development phase of this project in preparation for the delivery phase.