To understand what role geography and ecological niches play in evolutionary processes of species, this research team downloaded and used 200,000 GBIF-mediated occurrences for a case study of Cyperaceae (sedges) species in North America.
Building on an existing database on stony reef corals in the South China Sea, researchers used data from GBIF and others to analyse coral species richness, rarity and phylogenetic diversity in the South China Sea, and to clarify relationships between regional and global patterns of coral diversity.
Combining GBIF-mediated occurrences with data from a novel database, the Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF), this study seeks to identify and quantify the spread and distribution of naturalized plant species worldwide.
A unique team of researchers from the United States, Pakistan and China refined an ecological niche model with artificial nighttime lighting imagery to identify long-term areas for conservation planning and protection of the Asiatic black bear.
2013 is the 10 year anniversary of DNA barcoding and this milestone will be celebrated in Kunming, China. The Chinese Academy of Science and Kunming Institute of Botany are hosting this year’s conference.
The aim of this workshop is to help biodiversity researchers / data holders to become compliant with GBIF and to reach ISO and relevant GBIF standards (technology transfer), in order to increase the amount and quality of high quality geo-referenced data on mountain biodiversity provided online b
The Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences has published the first portion of its historic plant collection—a dataset consisting of 163,199 species occurrence records from Yunnan province in southwest China.