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Improving species distribution models using satellite data

Species distributions models (SDMs) rely on accurate climatic data to predict the potential ranges of species, however, climatic datasets are often based on interpolations between weather stations. In regions where stations are scarce, such as the tropics, modelling can therefore be problematic.

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Assessing risk of Lassa fever in West Africa

With previous research having pinpointed the Natal multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis) as the animal host of lassa virus, the authors used more than 2 million GBIF-mediated records for all members of the family Muridae to model the host species’ distribution.

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Bumblebees and Climate Change

Bumblebees are important global providers of ecological services. This study used more than 360,000 GBIF-mediated occurrence records from Europe and North America to evaluate the impacts of climate change on the future of the bumblebee.

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Tracking Naturalized Plants Worldwide

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.