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eBird update pushes records in GBIF over 500 million

The annual update of the eBird Observational Dataset (EOD) has pushed the number of occurrence records published through GBIF past half a billion.

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Irish GBIF award winner uses statistics to measure sampling effort

A master’s student from Ireland helping to detect biases and identify gaps in biodiversity data has been selected as a winner of the GBIF Young Researchers Award.

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Indian GBIF award winner explores data from social networking

A PhD student from India looking at the potential for social networking sites to provide valuable biodiversity data has been selected as a winner of the GBIF Young Researchers Award.

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CSIRO’s Tony Rees named 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize winner

GBIF has awarded its prestigious Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2014 to Tony Rees, whose groundbreaking informatics tools have significantly advanced the delivery of data about life on Earth.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences publishes historic plant collection on GBIF.org

The Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences has published the first portion of its historic plant collection—a dataset consisting of 163,199 species occurrence records from Yunnan province in southwest China.

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Naturalis and Canadensys now GBIF Participants

GBIF has welcomed two new organizations as Associate Participants: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, based in Leiden, The Netherlands, and Canadensys, based at the University of Montreal, Canada.

August 19th, 2014