Project Leader Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (BES),
Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Grégoire Dubois is managing the Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (BES) project of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to support to EU policies. The BES project covers a broad range of activities at the JRC that are ranging from the mapping and assessment of ecosystems services to soil biodiversity, invasive alien species, green infrastructures and global biodiversity in protected areas.
He has been working for 20 years in the field of geoinformatics applied to environmental monitoring and modeling (e.g. radioactivity, air quality, biodiversity) and his efforts have focused more recently on the development of a Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) to support fund allocation for conservation. His core interest is in integrating various types of information distributed over the Internet to improve decision making. With the forthcoming development of OpenDOPA, Gregoire is dreaming about an information platform which could become a first bridge between the conservation actors on the ground and the, often remotely located, headquarters of policy makers.
Grégoire has a Master's Degree in Zoological Sciences (ULB), a Master's Degree in Radiobiology (ULB) and a Ph.D. in Geostatistics (UNIL). He is also an Honorary Editor of the recently launched journal of Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.