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Protecting plant species diversity in South America

A study using more than half a million plant occurrence records downloaded via GBIF, covering over 16,000 species, has developed a network of 'virtual parks' to assess how well biodiversity is currently protected in South America.

Also tagged: Colombia Latin America

Will Arctic mammals benefit from climate change?

A study using GBIF-mediated data on mammals in the far North of Europe challenges the expectation that species in high latitudes will suffer especially negative impacts from climate change.

Also tagged: Sweden Norway Finland Russian Federation Europe Arctic

Modelling key bird areas in Mexico and Central America

A winner of the 2011 GBF Young Researchers Award, César Antonio Rios-Muñoz, has authored a study using GBIF-mediated data to help identify key areas for birds in the lowland forests of Mexico and Central America.

Also tagged: Mexico Latin America