Uses of GBIF in scientific research

Peer-reviewed research citing GBIF as a data source, with at least one author from India.
Extracted from the Mendeley GBIF Public Library.

List of publications

  • Singh, C., Panigrahy, S., Parihar, J.

    Modeling environmental niche of Himalayan birch and remote sensing based vicarious validation

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    The objective of the study was to model the environmental niche of a dominant treeline species (Himalayan birch or Betula utilis) in alpine region of Indian Himalaya and validate the findings using ground truth supported satellite remote sensing technique. It deals with the generation of bioclimatic indices from temperature and precipitation data, followed by fundamental environmental niche modeling based on the presence-only records of the alpine treeline ecotone (ATE) boundary species. The predicted fundamental environmental niche was validated in Uttarakhand, India using the alpine treeline ecotone boundary (a surrogate to realized niche), which was generated using IRS-P6 (LISS-III) satellite data for year 2006. The result demonstrates the ability of the niche models in assessing the probable extent of Himalayan birch distribution and its presence in treeline ecotone of Uttarakhand and the technique could be further used for modeling future scenario of the alpine treeline in Indian Himalaya.


  • Singh, B., Adhikari, D., Barik, S., Chettri, A.

    Pterocymbium tinctorium (Merrill, 1901) (Magnoliophyta: Malvales: Sterculiaceae: Sterculioideae): New record from mainland India and extension of geographic distribution

    Check List 9(3) 622-625.

    We present a new record of the winged-boot tree (Pterocymbium tinctorium) discovered in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya on the Indian mainland. With this record, the known geographical distribution of P. tinctorium is now extended up to the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Southeast Asia. The species was recorded from the tropical moist deciduous forests of Meghalaya. The habitat of P. tinctorium was characterized by the presence of surface lime-stone with karst topography. Future investigations should aim at identifying the factors responsible for the restricted distribution of this species so that appropriate conservation measures can be taken.


  • Srivastava, G., Mehrotra, R.

    First Fossil Record of Alphonsea Hk. f. & T. (Annonaceae) from the Late Oligocene Sediments of Assam, India and Comments on Its Phytogeography.

    PloS one 8(1) e53177.

    A new fossil leaf impression of Alphonsea Hk. f. & T. of the family Annonaceae is described from the Late Oligocene sediments of Makum Coalfield, Assam, India. This is the first authentic record of the fossil of Alphonsea from the Tertiary rocks of South Asia. The Late Oligocene was the time of the last significant globally warm climate and the fossil locality was at 10°-15°N palaeolatitude. The known palaeoflora and sedimentological studies indicate a fluvio-marine deltaic environment with a mosaic of mangrove, fluvial, mire and lacustrine depositional environments. During the depositional period the suturing between the Indian and Eurasian plates was not complete to facilitate the plant migration. The suturing was over by the end of the Late Oligocene/beginning of Early Miocene resulting in the migration of the genus to Southeast Asia where it is growing profusely at present. The present study is in congruence with the earlier published palaeofloral and molecular phylogenetic data. The study also suggests that the Indian plate was not only a biotic ferry during its northward voyage from Gondwana to Asia but also a place for the origin of several plant taxa.


  • Biswas, S., Mishra, S., Das, N., Sel-, M., Nayak, L., Satpathy, K.

    New Records Of Four Reef-Associated Fishes From East Coast Of India

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    First records of: viper moray, Enchelynassa canina (Quoy et Gaimard, 1824); vermiculated blenny, Entomacrodus vermiculatus (Valenciennes, 1836); cardinalfish, Apogon fleurieu (Lacepède, 1802); and orange- lined cardinalfish, Archamia fucata (Cantor, 1849) in the waters along the east coast of India are herewith docu- mented. This record increases the knowledge on the richness of the Indian marine reef-associated fauna and may suggest a range extension of the geographical distribution of the mentioned species from the western Indian waters to east coast of India.

    Keywords: cardinalfish, east coast of India, Kalpakkam, orangelined cardinalfish, reef-dwelling, vermiculated blenny, viper moray


  • Chilke, A.

    Avian Diversity in and around Bamanwada Lake of Rajura, District- Chandrapur (Maharashtra)

    Annals of Biological Research 3(4) 2014-2018.

    The Bamanwada Lake is located at the outskirt of Rajura. It is a perennial lake, rich in aquatic vegetation and harbors several kinds of birds in all the seasons. Grassland area, rice field, herb, shrub and tree located in the vicinity of lake that also provide food and shelter to these birds. Total number of 58 birds’ species belonging 9 orders and 29 families were recorded. Passeriformes is the dominating order of birds. But the future of this avian fauna is in danger due to industrial progress of the city.

    Keywords: avifauna, Bamanwada, biodiversity, lake


  • Grant, E., Lynch, H., Muneepeerakul, R., Arunachalam, M., Rodríguez-Iturbe, I., Fagan, W.

    Interbasin Water Transfer, Riverine Connectivity, and Spatial Controls on Fish Biodiversity

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    Background Large-scale inter-basin water transfer (IBWT) projects are commonly proposed as solutions to water distribution and supply problems. These problems are likely to intensify under future population growth and climate change scenarios. Scarce data on the distribution of freshwater fishes frequently limits the ability to assess the potential implications of an IBWT project on freshwater fish communities. Because connectivity in habitat networks is expected to be critical to species' biogeography, consideration of changes in the relative isolation of riverine networks may provide a strategy for controlling impacts of IBWTs on freshwater fish communities. Methods/Principal Findings Using empirical data on the current patterns of freshwater fish biodiversity for rivers of peninsular India, we show here how the spatial changes alone under an archetypal IBWT project will (1) reduce freshwater fish biodiversity system-wide, (2) alter patterns of local species richness, (3) expand distributions of widespread species throughout peninsular rivers, and (4) decrease community richness by increasing inter-basin similarity (a mechanism for the observed decrease in biodiversity). Given the complexity of the IBWT, many paths to partial or full completion of the project are possible. We evaluate two strategies for step-wise implementation of the 11 canals, based on economic or ecological considerations. We find that for each step in the project, the impacts on freshwater fish communities are sensitive to which canal is added to the network. Conclusions/Significance Importantly, ecological impacts can be reduced by associating the sequence in which canals are added to characteristics of the links, except for the case when all 11 canals are implemented simultaneously (at which point the sequence of canal addition is inconsequential). By identifying the fundamental relationship between the geometry of riverine networks and freshwater fish biodiversity, our results will aid in assessing impacts of IBWT projects and balancing ecosystem and societal demands for freshwater, even in cases where biodiversity data are limited.

    Keywords: avifauna, Bamanwada, biodiversity, lake


  • Harikrishnan, S., Vasudevan, K., Silva, A., Deepak, V., Kar, N., Naniwadekar, R., Lalremruata, A., Prasoona, K., Aggarwal, R.

    Phylogeography of Dasia Gray, 1830 (Reptilia: Scincidae), with the description of a new species from southern India

    Zootaxa 3233 37-51.

    A new tree skink species of the genus Dasia Gray, 1830, closely allied to Dasia haliana, is described from southern West- ern Ghats of India. The new species named, Dasia johnsinghi sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeners by morphological and molecular data. A related species, Dasia subcaeruleum, is re-described based on new material from a new locality in the Western Ghats. Mitochondrial rDNA-based phylogenetic analysis of the genus Dasia reveals the affin- ities of the south Indian and the Sri Lankan species with Southeast Asian ones. The biogeographic processes that might have led to the disjunct distribution of the entities in the genus are discussed. An updated key to the identification of species of the genus Dasia is provided.

    Keywords: Arboreal skink, Disjunct distribution, Endemism, Phylogeny, re-description, Western Ghats


  • Henk, D., Shahar-Golan, R., Devi, K., Boyce, K., Zhan, N., Fedorova, N., Nierman, W., Hsueh, P., Yuen, K., Sieu, T., Kinh, N., Wertheim, H., Baker, S., Day, J., Vanittanakom, N., Bignell, E., Andrianopoulos, A., Fisher, M.

    Clonality Despite Sex: The Evolution of Host-Associated Sexual Neighborhoods in the Pathogenic Fungus Penicillium marneffei

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    Keywords: Arboreal skink, Disjunct distribution, Endemism, Phylogeny, re-description, Western Ghats


  • Menon, S., Khan, M., Paul, A., Peterson, A.

    Rhododendron Species in the Indian Eastern Himalayas: New Approaches to Understanding Rare Plant Species

    Journal American Rhododendron Society.

    Keywords: Arboreal skink, Disjunct distribution, Endemism, Phylogeny, re-description, Western Ghats


  • Srinivasulu, B., Srinivasulu, C., Kumar, C.

    First record of the blue sea slug (Glaucus atlanticus) from Andhra Pradesh – India

    Taprobanica 04(01) 52-53.

    The blue sea slug Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777 (Gastropoda, Glaucidae) is a nudibranch that occurs in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. It is characterized by a silvery white dorsal surface and dark blue ventral surface.

    Keywords: Arboreal skink, Disjunct distribution, Endemism, Phylogeny, re-description, Western Ghats