We had our last RAINBIO meeting from 5th-9th December 2016 in Aix-en-Provence. RAINBIO started back in 2013 (funded by the CESAB call of the FRB) with the aim of synthesizing plant distribution data from tropical Africa. The RAINBIO publications is now available and open access here and the database is available here.
Several articles are in the pipe line, including a new R package that undertakes batch preliminary IUCN conservation assessments. More details will be available soon. We are now in the process of looking for extra funding to continue RAINBIO (2.0) and generate an online African distribution data platform.
Thomas Couvreur, researcher in tropical biodiversity evolution