In a new perspective paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the participants of this third GLOBIS-B workshop show how trait variability within species can be incorporated in Essential Biodiversity Variables to allow monitoring of how organisms respond to global change. This new information is crucial for international policy goals on biodiversity such as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets set by the Convention for Biological Diversity.
The article outlines the steps needed for data-intensive science and effective global coordination to advance the inclusion of species trait information into indicators of biodiversity change, and how collected trait data can be shared in an open and machine-readable way.
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