Modelling of future occurrences of a mosquito strongly associated with malaria in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean suggests that high altitude areas will become increasingly at risk of the disease, due to climate change.
A shortlist of 20 plants for priority conservation in Benin has been drawn up, based on relatedness to crops used to sustain livelihoods in the country, using GBIF to help identify plant records from relevant genera.
Climate change will make many parts of North Africa unsuitable for growing date palms, according to research using occurrence data accessed via GBIF to generate models based on future conditions of temperature and moisture.
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.
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.