Meise Botanic Garden (MeiseBG) in Belgium has a biodiversity informatics team that focuses on managing and disseminating information about plant and fungal biodiversity. They collect and curate data from various sources, including scientific literature and field observations, and make it available through online databases and tools. They also develop software and applications that enable researchers and the public to access and analyse this information. The team collaborates with other institutions to advance the use of digital technologies for biodiversity research and conservation. In addition, they conduct their own research using the data they curate to understand patterns of plant and fungal diversity and evolution.
Laura has a background in Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology. Presently, she is working as a biologist within the biodiversity informatics team at Meise Botanic Garden. In this role, she contributes to various projects aimed at advancing our knowledge of biodiversity.
Lissa has an MSc in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, with experience as an ecological researcher. She has a strong interest in data management and -analysis, and dedicated herself to further learning in the field of statistics and data science. These pursuits seamlessly align with her current role as a Biodiversity Data Scientist for MeiseBG.
Quentin leads MeiseBG's biodiversity informatics team and he is B-Cubed's coordinator. He has played a leading role in several national and international projects related to the publication, dissemination, and analysis of biodiversity data. Quentin has expertise in the digitisation of collections, biodiversity standards, invasive alien species and the analysis of data collected by citizen science.
Louise is a biodiversity informatics researcher at Meise Botanic Garden with an MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is involved in the project management of B-Cubed and tasks related to training and phylogenetic diversity.
Maarten is a Biodiversity Data Scientist and a Project Coordinator for the DiSSCo Flanders project. He has an MSc in Physics, with experience in systems engineering in aerospace and medical engineering. In 2019, Maarten joined the Biodiversity Informatics team at Meise Botanic Garden, with a strong focus on Linked Open Data and data standards development.