Call for nominations opens for 2016 Young Researchers Award

The GBIF Secretariat invites the nomination of graduate students for the 2016 Young Researchers Award, which seeks to foster innovative research and discovery that make use of GBIF-mediated data.

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Photo by Lode Van de Velde via PublicDomainPictures.net

GBIF nodes staff earn first digital badges for data publishing

The GBIF Secretariat has awarded digital badges to 10 participants who completed training on biodiversity data publishing support and promotion.

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New report offers recommendations on improving GBIF-mediated data for distribution modelling

A group of experts tasked with helping to improve the usefulness of GBIF-mobilized data for distribution modelling research have presented their insights in a just-published report.

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Detail of global distribution map of Aedes aegypti, Kraemer MUG, Sinka ME, Duda KA et al (2015)

Detail of global distribution map of Aedes aegypti, Kraemer MUG, Sinka ME, Duda KA et al (2015) The global distribution of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictuseLife 2015;4:e08347 doi:10.7554/eLife.08347.

Denmark’s Zoological Museum publishes 18 years of moth monitoring observations

The Zoological Museum in Copenhagen has published data from an 18-year roof-top monitoring programme that collects insects with light traps.

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Catocala nupta, a rare species of moth observed every year of the monitoring study. Photo by M.Virtala. CC0.

Experts offer recommendations for improving GBIF-mediated data for agrobiodiversity research

Experts have completed a report providing more than 50 recommendations for enhancing the coverage, completeness and usefulness of GBIF-mobilized data for research in agrobiodiversity.


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Tomato diversity by IBVderBLE, via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

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