BCGC Leader: C. Han & Z. Zhang Field of research: Integrative Biology Objectives: To unite scientists from different countries and disciplines in order to facilitate collaboration to investigate and understand the BCGC and its underlying mechanisms so as to lessen harmful impacts and to identify effective approaches applicable in practical management and decision-making. BCGC webside
International Committee for Bionomenclature Leader: R. Jahn & E. Michel Field of research: nomenclature across all organism groups Objectives:Development of an international group and framework for dissemination of "Protocols for the recognition, registration and management of names and information on organisms using a digital infrastructure”. The development of these protocols and guidelines for best practice will harmonise modern molecular-based biodiversity discovery with our legacy of information on the living world from hundreds of years of scientific research ICB website
iCCB Leader: J. T. Eronen Field of research: Climate Change Biology Objectives: The programme aims at constructing models that can predict the biological effects of future climate change by using methods developed for reconstructing climates from the deep past. iCCB website
Managed pollinators a case study: Ecological Intensification in Agroecosystems Leader: V. G. Thomas Field of research: Agriculture,Agro-ecology, Agricultural economics Objectives:The use of managed pollinators to transfer all three of pollen and pest and disease control agents to the flowers of various crops is an important innovation. On crops so far tested the technology improves crop quantity in yield and quality while protecting the plants from both an array of plant diseases and a variety of insect pests.