The GLobal Insect Threat-Response Synthesis (GLiTRS) project (https://glitrs.ceh.ac.uk/, a collaboration between the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the University of Cambridge, the Natural History Museum, University College London, Queen Mary University of London, and Stellenbosch University), is looking for entomologists to participate in a global survey.
The GLiTRS project is synthesising the available evidence for trends in insect populations globally, and the threats which are driving them. To fill in gaps for taxa and regions where field data does not exist, we will be running an online global expert elicitation process in the coming months, to gather expert opinions on how each group of insects responds to major global threats. We would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to take part in the process.
We have created a short Google form for registering interest, which is available in eight languages through this link.
Whether or not you are able to participate, we would also be grateful if you could advertise this opportunity to your entomology network around the world. The form only takes a couple of minutes to complete, and further information will be sent out by email to everyone who has registered, before they are asked to commit to participating.
Everyone who completes all three rounds of the expert elicitation process will be invited to provide comments on the resulting manuscript, and those who do will be invited to be co-authors on the publication.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Julie Carter if you have any questions.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Andrew Bladon, Julie Carter and Lynn Dicks
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge