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Maxent software for modeling species niches and distributions

The Maxent software is based on the maximum-entropy approach for modeling species niches and distributions. From a set of environmental (e.g., climatic) grids and georeferenced occurrence localities (e.g. mediated by GBIF), the model expresses a probability distribution where each grid cell has a predicted suitability of conditions for the species.

March 27th, 2017


GBIF Darwin Core Archive, How-to Guide

NOTE: Please be advised that this resource is outdated. It remains available for historical purposes only.

This document is a how-to guide for creating a Darwin Core Archive, a data format used to publish biodiversity data through the GBIF network.

March 2nd, 2017


GBIF Science Review 2016

The GBIF Science Review provides an annual survey drawn from the Secretariat’s ongoing literature tracking programme.

October 10th, 2016


Self-assessment guidelines for data holding institutions

This self-assessment tool enables data-holding institutions to carry out a high-level review of their readiness and progress in delivering digital information on the materials they hold.

This questionnaire-based approach aims to establish the status and capacity of an institution in five key areas: 

June 8th, 2016


Presentation: Publishing Primary Biodiversity Data

This is a short presentation on the process of publishing primary biodiversity data online, with a focus on how to publish using the GBIF network. Contents:

  • What is biodiversity data?
  • Rationale for biodiversity data publishing
  • Data publishing procedure
  • Data exchange standards
  • The technical infrastructure
  • Data publishing software
  • GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit

August 13th, 2015


GBIF overview: PowerPoint slides

GBIF publishes a set of slides with key information on a bimonthly basis. The deck provides an overview of the network status, data use, access and publication, and the latest news and announcements.

February 10th, 2015