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Support for projects to promote biodiversity 'data papers'

The GBIF Secretariat has announced support for three co-ordinated projects aimed at promoting publication of peer-reviewed biodiversity ‘data papers’ in Spain, Latin America and Asia.

Also tagged: Asia Europe Latin America

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Projecting future malaria risk in tropical Americas

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.

Also tagged: United States Colombia Latin America North America

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Adapting agriculture to future climate: the date palm

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.

Also tagged: Australia Oceania Asia Latin America Africa

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Protecting plant species diversity in South America

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.

Also tagged: Colombia Latin America

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Modelling key bird areas in Mexico and Central 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.

Also tagged: Mexico Latin America

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Sharing expertise to manage data for science and society

Mentoring among GBIF Participants will support network-building and publication of biodiversity data from Indonesia, Costa Rica and cities worldwide.

Also tagged: Mentoring Japan Oceania Asia Latin America Africa

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