Keynote Talk by Prof. Duccio Rocchini
K4 _ A look beyond biogeographical theories: advances and challenges. (Duccio Rocchini, Italy)
Biogeographical theories on species distributions and the spatial variation of biodiversity in space and time represent a long lasting theme in ecology. The development of new modelling techniques based on spatial science and remote sensing allow nowadays to test them in a theoretical (virtual) and an empirical domain.
In this talk I will retrace the progress in ecological informatics applied to biogeography, focusing on exciting advances and major challenges.