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.



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 (23 November 2017)  Upcoming events:

Namibia: Grazing can have a strong impact on the composition of plant cover. The photo shows the farm Duruchaus in central Namibia (right hand side of the fence) where intensive grazing by a high number of sheep and goats caused differences in the species composition of the vegetation compared to the neighbouring farm (cattle farming): there is a lower cover by perennial grasses and palatable dwarf shrubs.

26 March 2017 - 28 March 2017 
2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference: Climate ready resource use-efficient crops to sustain food and nutritional security
Spain, Sitges

12 June 2017 - 16 June 2017 
1st World Confernce on Soil and Water Conservation Under Global Change
Spain, Lleida