In this study, researchers used almost 25 million GBIF-mediated records alongside 9,000 fossil records and a single dated phylogenetic tree to provide insights into patterns of plant diversification and biogeography.
The conference, organized by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform and several key institutes, will explore various topics related to biodiversity informatics & open data. A series of related workshops will be organized in the future as a follow up to the event.
The main objective of this training is to improve the understanding and application of biodiversity information for Sub-Saharan African scientists, university members and students and to increase their participation and ownership in biodiversity informatics.
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GBIF has identified the provision of identifiers for biodiversity objects as one of the central challenges to developing a global bioinformatics infrastructure. This workshop is an opportunity for BeBIF to dissemate the knowledge gained at similar GBIF course.