This workshop is organised by the I3B network (Iberoamerican Infrastructure for Biodiversity Information) with the general objective of offering an overview of the model applications and limits, and of the recent developments in the field.
Researchers look at methods to determine the ideal spacing between protected areas in the Gulf of California, ensuring connectivity based on the distances covered by larvae of fish species identified through GBIF.
Miguel Bastos Aráujo, Portuguese winner of the prestigious GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2013, plans to build an 'Ecotron' experimental facility to test model predictions of the impacts of climate change on species distributions.
A winner of the 2011 GBF Young Researchers Award, César Antonio Rios-Muñoz, has authored a study using GBIF-mediated data to help identify key areas for birds in the lowland forests of Mexico and Central America.
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