21 May 2014 Helsinki - At the EGI Community Forum 2014 in Helsinki, Finland, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Yuliya Fetyukova, researcher at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu and Peter Ittzes from the MTA Centre of Ecological Research in Hungary. Both researchers are using the BioVeL portal for their research.
The current research of Yuliya Fetyukova is the life scale modelling of butterflies in Europe. Her team has been analyzing the distribution of butterfly biodiversity across Europe by means of BioVeL workflows. Since there are a lot of butterfly species in Europe, these workflows are helping the team to analyze the large amounts of data.
More information about this research is available at the BioVeL portal.
Peter Ittzes is performing ecosystem modelling with the Biome-BGC model. Currently, his team is intensively developing a system which is able to do parallel simulations with Biome-BGC. In this proces, the IDGF resources are being used by the team who is making use of Crowd computing via the EDGeS@Home portal to perform the various Monte Carlo simulations.