News and events tagged with Australia

  • Event

    Linking Environmental Data and Samples

    The symposium will bring together leading researchers in earth and environmental informatics, to establish the current state of the art in environmental science data publication and its use of modern web principles.

    Scheduled on 29 May 2017


  • Event

    The 19th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium

    Scheduled on 14 May 2017


  • Data use

    Using invasive toads to test evolutionary hypotheses

    What principles limits the geographic ranges of species, and can invasive species help us understand these?

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Cleaning up big data

    This study discusses methods of data cleaning and assesses the impact of strict cleaning schemes on performance of species distribution models.

    2 months ago


  • News

    63.8 million new observations increase eBird total to 275 million records

    Annual refresh of massive citizen science project grows by 30 per cent, showing biggest percentage gains in Asia and Europe

    3 months ago


  • 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 months 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.

    4 months 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.

    4 months 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.

    5 months 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.

    5 months ago