Uruguay has rejoined the GBIF network as a full Voting Participant, becoming the eighth Participant country from GBIF’s Latin American region and the 38th national government with full representation in GBIF.
Held in New Delhi in September, the GBIF Public Symposium featured speakers outlining recent developments in biodiversity informatics and highlighting innovative research uses of GBIF-mediated data. Watch on-demand videos of the live-stream coverage.
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.
The national biodiversity information system for Brazil, SiBBr, has launched a survey of the data on biodiversity and ecosystems held by more than 200 institutions in the country, helping to mobilize data from GBIF's newest Participant.