The WBP Evidence Gaps Project is undergoing a refresh and is now known as the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Evidence and Research Needs (BEERN) Programme. The BEERN programme will be driven by, and integrated with, Welsh Government policy and Natural Resources Wales delivery priorities, as set out by the Nature Recovery Action Plan and SoNaRR. The refresh is being led by a Steering Group, whose members include Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales, Cardiff University Sustainable Places Research Institute, Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, JNCC, Plantlife, RSPB, Wales Environment Link and the Wildlife Trust. A wider stakeholder group will be established. As the refresh progresses this page will be updated and added to over the coming months. For further information, please contact the WBP Support Team.
The WBP Evidence Gaps Register holds both biodiversity gaps (as collated by WBP Expert Groups - p1), and ecosystem approach gaps (collated by Welsh Government -pp 2-3). A Register filter enables the reader to select evidence gaps related to specific ecosystem or policy areas.
Comments, amendments, and applications to address any evidence gap in full/in part are welcomed from the UK research community, interested individuals, environmental and other sector organisations. Alternatively, post a comment on our Evidence Gaps Project Linkedin discussion forum
The WBP Evidence Gaps Register is presented here as a work in progress. Biodiversity-related gaps collated by WBP Groups are viewable on the first page, while page 2 & 3 provide Ecosystem Approach gaps collated by Welsh Government. Comments, amendments, and applications to address any evidence gap in full/in part are welcomed from the UK research community, interested individuals, environmental and other sector organisations.
The Register can be filtered within the first data row to enable the user to select evidence gaps that are of personal interest, from the given ranges.
To submit a biodiversity-related evidence gap to the register please contact the most relevant Ecosystem or Species Expert Group
A list of Academic representatives linked with WBP are provided opposite, with representation provided across WBP Groups and Welsh HEIs. WBP Academics choose to either be an active member of a Group, a communicating member or to be available for support where appropriate. A workshop was held with WBP academics at Cardiff Museum, Sept 12, 2012 (Programme and Outcomes provided opposite).
Front row from left to right: Prof Hywel Thomas (Pro Vice Chancellor Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Cardiff University), AM Alun Davies (Minister for Natural Resources and Food), Prof Mike Bruford, School of BioSciences, Cardiff University. Back row from left to right: Tracey Lovering (Wales Biodiversity Partnership Ecosystems Advisor), Prof Terry Marsden (Director of Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University), Peter Matthews (Chair Natural Resources Wales), Ole Petersen (Director, Cardiff School of Biosciences).