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Mistra Dialogue webinar: The InsectGapMap project

The InsectGapMap project

– Insect populations and computational tools to identify research funding needs

Insect populations globally are at risk from the combined effects of habitat loss and degradation, invasive species, pollution and pesticide application, as well as climate change. How can insect population declines be mitigated or reversed? And how can conservation actions gain social and political support? In the InsectGapMap project, funded by Mistra, systematic review experts Neal Haddaway and Eliza Grames have applied computational tools and semi-automatic methods to identify research gaps in the field of biodiversity and insect conservation. Welcome to this Mistra Dialogue-webinar in which these novel methods are presented and the report’s insights into the field of biodiversity and insect populations are discussed.    

As part of Mistra’s research initiation process, global environmental trends and developments are continuously analysed with a view to finding knowledge gaps where research funding can make a difference. The InsectGapMap project is part of Mistra’s ongoing initiation process in the area of biodiversity and measures to reverse habitat loss. 

The webinar, in English, will be held on Zoom.

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Read more about the InsectGapMap project and download the report here. 









Neal Haddaway

Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute 





Eliza Grames

PhD Student, University of Connecticut 



Expert panel:  


Marie Stenseke

Deputy Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, IPBES MEP co-chair, Work Package leader Mistra Sport & Outdoors. 




Magnus Land

Senior Analyst, Formas. 





Per Sjögren Gulve

Principal Research Officer, Naturvårdsverket (The Swedish EPA)








Thomas Nilsson

Programmes Director, Mistra. 







Linda Bell

Programmes Director, Mistra 

linda.bell@mistra.org, +46 70 732 25 91