FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity


FSC Tomorrows Biodiversity project logoFSC Tomorrow’s Biodiversity was an FSC project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation between 2013 and 2018. The  project helped 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 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation also funded a one-year extension to the project to help carry the development of digital resources developed during the project, e.g. the ID Framework and the QGIS Plugin, into the FSC BioLinks project.

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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

PDFEnd of Project Report. This is a report on the entire Tomorrow's Biodiversity Project (it includes the full five years of the initial funded project, 2013-2017, but not the extension funding for 2018).

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.

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

PDF Tomorrow'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.