The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) is the Flemish research and knowledge centre for nature and its sustainable management and use. INBO conducts research and supplies knowledge to all those who prepare or make the policies or are interested in them as a stakeholder. Through its scientific research, INBO supports all agencies dealing with open space in the Flemish government, as well as in organisations involved in nature conservation, forestry, agriculture, hunting and fishery. INBO participates in B-Cubed through its Own Capital (EV INBO).
Tim is a conservation ecologist at INBO where he is coordinating invasive species activities from the Wildlife Management and Invasive Species team. His research is focused on surveillance using citizen science, monitoring and open data, impact and risk assessment, risk management, ecosystem restoration and human dimensions of biological invasions. At the interface of science, policy and practice, much of his work is focused on the EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species. He works a lot with stakeholders, in various LIFE (RIPARIAS, MICA) and other EU-funded projects. Open data, data-driven workflows and information systems are important aspects of his work.
Peter is open data coordinator and team lead for INBO's Open science lab for biodiversity. With over 15 years of experience in biodiversity informatics, his work involves the coordination and development of biodiversity research software, infrastructure and data standards. He (co)maintains several R packages and has standardised and published numerous (GBIF-mediated) datasets covering animal tracking, camera traps, citizen science, invasive alien species and radar aeroecology. Peter coleads the development of the camera trap data exchange format "Camtrap DP" and is a member of the Darwin Core maintenance group.
Ward is a statistical expert at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest and a member of the team 'Biometry, Methodology and Quality Assurance'. He is focused on monitoring schemes, data analysis and reproducible research. He is furthermore involved in supporting scientists with the statistical analysis of their research data.
Toon is an engineer in land- and water management at INBO and a member of a support team for statistical analysis and methodology which stimulates the use of open data and reproducible research practice. He has experience in the development of nature indicators and nature outlooks. Current research projects involve species distribution models, population modelling, analysis of mark-recapture and telemetry data and eco-hydrological monitoring and modelling.