According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world has seen a 37 per cent decrease in malaria incidence over the last 15 years. However, the disease still imposes a significant economic and health burden in regions where it is endemic.
Modern civilizations are depleting commercial fisheries leading to regulation excluding local indigenous peoples from traditional harvesting territories. This affects the Aleut peoples of the western Gulf of Alaska, who have depended on marine resources for nearly 10,000 years.
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.
By modeling GBIF-mediated and other mosquito occurrence data and malaria incidence under future climate scenarios, this study unpacks how and where the disease vectors’ ranges may expand even if infections continue to decline.
This study examines the domestication and dispersal patterns of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes). Using a combination of genetic analysis and distribution models based on GBIF-mediated occurrences, researchers provides new insights into the history of this important native staple.
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.
This study maps the current locations of Arabica production using GBIF-mediated occurrences along with known locations of coffee farms, and then, using current climate data, models Arabica production onto so-called agro-ecological zones.