Understanding the causes and consequences of global challenges such as climate change, land-use alteration and biodiversity loss requires support from global monitoring programs and shared research infrastructures. Biological field stations (BFS) constitute a global network for long-term environmental monitoring and research, education, and public information. Based on a comprehensive inventory, scientists from IGB and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook (New York, USA) identified almost 1300 biological field stations and made the resulting database publicly available. The stations are located in all biomes and cover terrestrial, freshwater and marine systems, with the majority situated in protected areas.
Global Database on Biological Field Stations