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Mapping the niche of Ebola host animals

Using GBIF-mediated occurrence records for bats believed to act as reservoir hosts, researchers have mapped the areas of Africa potentially at risk from outbreaks of the Ebola virus.

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Modeling the niche of plague

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic and pneumonic plague in humans, also causes disease in rodents like deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). The western United States has one of the largest concentrations of plague in the modern world, and this study set out to model Y. pestis infections occurring in the region not only in the wild but also domestic animal.

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Assessing weed risk assessments

Authorities often rely on weed risk assessments (WRAs) to determine the invasive potential when considering a non-native plant species for introduction. The parameters and limits of the models used differ between countries, and in this study, researchers used 40 species of crops and invasive species to compare the WRAs used in the United States and Australia.

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On the origin of bellflowers

The bellflowers (Campanulaceae) are a diverse family of flowering plants encompassing more than 2,300 species across five major lineages. In this study, researchers use genetic sequence data and GBIF-mediated occurrences to provide new insights into the phylogeny and biogeography of Campanulaceae.