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Large-scale digitization projects in the Netherlands and Sweden

A Dutch digitization project reaches its halfway mark, while Sweden plans the digitization of its natural history collections.

Also tagged: Data publishing Data capture and digitization Collections Digitization Netherlands Sweden Europe

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Shifting niches and invasive species control

Researchers use data available through GBIF to investigate how species can shift their ecological niches in alien environments – complicating the prediction of invasion risks.

Also tagged: Germany Italy United Kingdom Europe North America

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How important are rare species for ecosystems?

Research using records available through GBIF, in combination with other data, studies the role of rare and common species in the functioning of ecosystems.

Also tagged: France Oceania Europe North America

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GBIF Participants collaborate in 2013 mentoring projects

Eight Participant nodes share expertise on data publishing, portal development, digitization and e-learning.

Also tagged: GBIF nodes Mentoring Colombia Brazil Belgium Togo Mauritania France Spain Portugal Europe Latin America Africa

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The 'dirty dozen' aquatic invaders of the British Isles

Researchers use socio-economic factors as well as occurrence data to model the risk of invasions from twelve alien aquatic species in Great Britain and Ireland.

Also tagged: United Kingdom Ireland Europe

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Think bigger, GBIF award winner urges biologists

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.

Also tagged: GBIF awards Portugal Spain Denmark Mexico United States Sweden France Italy Europe Latin America North America

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GBIF enables global study of climate impact on species

Research published in Nature Climate Change uses records on nearly 50,000 species accessed through GBIF to forecast major reductions in the climate ranges of common plants and animals around the world.

Also tagged: United Kingdom Australia Colombia Oceania Europe Latin America

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New data portal on algae and protozoa

The host of the GBIF national node in Germany has launched a new special interest data portal on algae and protozoa.

Also tagged: Germany Europe

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Analysing the data published by GBIF Spain

An evaluation of the biodiversity records hosted by a GBIF national node makes recommendations for improving the quality of the data, increasing their usefulness to scientists and policy makers.

Also tagged: Spain Europe

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Ragweed invasion promoted by climate change

A study uses GBIF-mediated data to predict widespread expansion into northern and eastern Europe of an invasive plant responsible for significant health costs due to its allergenic pollen.

Also tagged: Germany Europe North America

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