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Experts outline strategy for improving alien species information

GBIF task group recommendations support ‘Honolulu Challenge’ on action to reduce the impacts of invasive species on biodiversity.

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Niger becomes GBIF’s newest country participant

Agrarian nation of south-central Sahel increases the ranks of African member states in GBIF to 17

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Faidherbia trees can help increase crop yields in Niger

Faidherbia trees can help increase crop yields in Niger. Photo CC BY-NC-SA 2016 World Agroforestry Centre https://flic.kr/p/qGj8sp


Data ‘ignorance mapping’ entry wins 2016 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Method developed by Swedish-based data scientist seeks to calculate “Where and when is data enough?”

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Ignorance of GBIF data on European Amphibians summarized per ecoregion - image from submission

Ignorance of GBIF data on European Amphibians summarized per ecoregion - image from submission


GBIF.org implements licensing changes, updates terms of service

Latest improvements implement recommendations of extensive community consultation and prompt updates to data publisher and data user agreements.

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Site-wide search result in next version of GBIF.org currently in development

Site-wide search result in next version of GBIF.org, currently in development.


Young Researchers Award winner to use ecological community networks to model species co-occurrence

Juan M. Escamilla Mólgora, a PhD student from Mexico, is one of the two recipients of GBIF’s 2016 Young Researchers’ Award. 

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Juan M. Escamilla Mólgora, 2016 GBIF Young Researchers Award winner

Juan M. Escamilla Mólgora, 2016 GBIF Young Researchers Award winner. Photo courtesy of Mr Escamilla Mólgora.

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