News and events tagged with Australia

  • Data use

    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.

    3 days ago


  • Data use

    The Vulnerability of Australian Skinks

    This study introduces a framework for assessing species’ vulnerability to climate change, using Australian skinks as a case study to integrate projections of environmental niche models with indices of vulnerability.

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Predicting the Fate of Eucalypts

    This review analyses studies on the potential effect of climate change on natural stands of eucalypts of Australia. The genus Eucalyptus includes 100 species, none of which have been listed as extinct since the early 20th century, though 50 are now considered vulnerable or endangered.

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Does globalization increase species naturalization?

    This study identified all invasive plants in Australia, using GBIF-mediated occurrences to map their distributions prior to introduction ‘down under’. Using the purpose and pathway of introduction to identify patterns in naturalization, their results show that 12% of total Australian flora is naturalized.

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Predicting the range of an invasive marine species

    What’s the best way of predicting the range of an invasive marine species? This study points to the simplest of explanations: time since introduction.

    1 month ago


  • Event

    ALA Science Symposium 2016

    The third Atlas of Living Australia Science Symposium will be held in Perth.

    6 months ago


  • News

    eBird update adds 58 million new observations

    The 2014 update to the eBird Observational Dataset rises to nearly 212 million records, increasing the total number available through GBIF.org to more than 637 million.

    1 year ago


  • News

    GBIF Spain launches new national data portal

    GBIF Spain has launched a new national biodiversity data portal that provides free access to more than 10 million biodiversity records from 69 Spanish institutions and projects as well as nearly another million records of biodiversity in Spain published by institutions abroad.

    2 years ago


  • Event

    IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

    The IUCN World Parks Congress is the landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. It will be convened with the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions” designed to reflect and help deliver IUCN’s three Programme Areas.

    2 years ago


  • Event

    Atlas of Living Australia workshop

    Workshop for data portal developers to take place in ALA offices in Canberra, Australia.

    2 years ago