News and events tagged with Australia

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    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.

    6 months ago


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    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.

    6 months ago


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    Atlas of Living Australia workshop

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

    10 months ago


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    CSIRO’s Tony Rees named 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize winner

    GBIF has awarded its prestigious Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2014 to Tony Rees, whose groundbreaking informatics tools have significantly advanced the delivery of data about life on Earth.

    10 months ago


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    Atlas of Living Australia Science Symposium

    The symposium will be held at the newly refurbished Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome in Canberra. Involving talks, demonstrations and tutorials the symposium will highlight the range of research enabled by the Atlas.

    More details are on the conference website.

    11 months ago


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    How plants weather the cold

    Research published in Nature journal has used GBIF-mediated data on nearly 30,000 species to investigate how plants evolved strategies to survive in cold climates.

    1 year ago


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    Animal burrows are climate change refuges

    A study using museum records accessed via GBIF highlights the importance of 'ecosystem engineers' in providing places of refuge in a warming climate.

    1 year ago


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    GBIF enables global study of climate impact on species

    Research published in Nature Climate Change uses records on nearly 50,000 species accessed through GBIF to forecast major reductions in the climate ranges of common plants and animals around the world.

    2 years ago


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    So many fish, one great map – ALA launches FishMap

    Australia’s marine fish species are now at your fingertips thanks to FishMap, launched by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the GBIF node in the country.

    2 years ago


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    Adapting agriculture to future climate: the date palm

    Climate change will make many parts of North Africa unsuitable for growing date palms, according to research using occurrence data accessed via GBIF to generate models based on future conditions of temperature and moisture.

    2 years ago