Species adapted to the extreme and arid conditions of deserts are usually highly specialized and endemic to the area. This study presents a historical biogeography of the Inuleae-Plucheinae tribe, a prominent example of arid flora with more than 250 species.
Cargo ships transport an estimated 10,000 marine species in ballast water worldwide. This study uses 22,550 GBIF-mediated occurrences to predict the spread of 18 non-indigenous species (NIS) along shipping routes.
The forest industry in Sweden sustains large financial losses every year due to insect infestations. Since climate change may increase the range of certain pest species, this study aimed to predict potential outbreak candidates.
Researchers surveyed 300 hollow oaks at 100 sites, grouped observed species as generalists or specialists, and used GBIF-mediated occurrences to cluster the species identified by geographical distribution.
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.
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its 2014 annual conference in Jönköping, Sweden, 27-31 October 2014. The theme of the meeting is Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity.