News items tagged with United States

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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 month ago


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    Data publishing network VertNet joins GBIF

    New Participant mobilizes global vertebrate occurrence data

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    Think bigger, GBIF award winner urges biologists

    Miguel Bastos Aráujo, Portuguese winner of the prestigious GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2013, plans to build an 'Ecotron' experimental facility to test model predictions of the impacts of climate change on species distributions.

    1 month ago


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    US launches new biodiversity data system

    The BISON system from USGS serves more than 100 million records, mostly from institutions publishing datasets through GBIF.

    1 month ago


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    Plant data helps climate models - GBIF award winner

    Availability of large volumes of data through GBIF helps refine predictions of climate impact, says Ebbe Nielsen Prize winner

    1 month ago


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    Designing marine protected areas off Mexico

    Researchers look at methods to determine the ideal spacing between protected areas in the Gulf of California, ensuring connectivity based on the distances covered by larvae of fish species identified through GBIF.

    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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    Projecting future malaria risk in tropical Americas

    Modelling of future occurrences of a mosquito strongly associated with malaria in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean suggests that high altitude areas will become increasingly at risk of the disease, due to climate change.

    1 year ago