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Explosion of colours in the Rockeries. Don't miss out!
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BEYOND THE
 CJBG
Conférence
 La nature est-elle
 bien faite?
 Conference by:
 Guillaume Lecointre
 Prof. of "Muséum
 national d'histoire
 naturelle de Paris"
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 May 25 at 6.30 p.m.
 Info:
 www.unige.ch/public
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 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Ponds, a hotel for
 biodiversity
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 Climate emergency
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 to reduce carbon
 emissions
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 The CJBG join the
 Global coalition
 #UnitedforBiodiversity
 to raise awareness
 towards the biodiversity
 crisis
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Taxon article 26 November
 The history of World
 Flora Online and the
 importance of this
 collaborative project.
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COVID UPDATES
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H5N8 AVIAN INFLUENZA
Avian influenza
At the request of the OSAV, our birds are in closed premises to prevent contamination of wild birds until May 15th.
More information HERE
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
THE GUIDED TOURS ARE BACK !.
Check out the new programme 2021.
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EXHIBITIONS
The Grand Bazaar of Evolution
From the lake side to the Winter Garden
May 20th - October 17th, 2021
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Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
In the CJBG Library
Extended to May 31st 2021
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EXPLORE THE GREENHOUSES
To keep you waiting, take a virtual tour of the Tropical Greenhouse HERE
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PUBLICATIONS
Inventory of living collections 2021
Inventory of living collections 2021
Now available!
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Unity of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

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Unity of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
(resp.: Dr Nicolas WYLER)

This unity collects together infrastructures (hard- and software) necessary for the exploitation of tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) (servers, workstations, printers, digitalizing table, etc.).
At present the choice went on products of the range ESRI Corp. (ArcGIS), and more particularly of Clark Labs (IDRISI) for the treatment of images, as well as of R (NOTCH - PROJECT) for the spatial analyses.

GIS is mainly used for the production of the distribution maps necessary for the various flora projects underway in the CJBG (Flora of the Alps, Flora of Corsica, Flora of Paraguay, African Plant database). This tool is also exploited for the realization vegetation maps which contain information that is extremely important for studies in tropical environments (Ivory Coast, Madagascar, ...). These vegetation maps are realized on the basis of satellite pictures or of aerial photos.

The integration of GIS with databases, as well as potentialities of the spatial / statistical analyses, allows us, for example, to estimate natural habitats and their evolution. In addition, these tools offer the possibility of analysing the distribution of the biological diversity (examples: Analysis of the landscape and floristic richness, study of the biology of the populations of Aster amellus L., forested fragmentation in Ivory Coast).

At the level of the City of Geneva, this Laboratory is integrated into the program of the System of Information of the Territory of the City of Geneva, partner of the "Système d'Informations du Territoire Genevois" (SITG). In this context, this technology is exploited daily within the framework of the project "Patrimoine Vert: Un Système d'Informations de la biodiversité régionale".