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Designing marine protected areas off Mexico

Researchers look at methods to determine the ideal spacing between protected areas in the Gulf of California, ensuring connectivity based on the distances covered by larvae of fish species identified through GBIF.

Also tagged: Mexico Spain United States North America

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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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Animal burrows are climate change refuges

A study using museum records accessed via GBIF highlights the importance of 'ecosystem engineers' in providing places of refuge in a warming climate.

Also tagged: United States Australia Oceania North America

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Predicting climate responses of parasites and hosts

A study from Canada uses GBIF-mediated data to predict climate-related shifts in the distribution of a parasitic worm affecting North American mammal species.

Also tagged: Canada North America

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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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US launches new biodiversity data system

The BISON system from USGS serves more than 100 million records, mostly from institutions publishing datasets through GBIF.

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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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Plant data helps climate models - GBIF award winner

Availability of large volumes of data through GBIF helps refine predictions of climate impact, says Ebbe Nielsen Prize winner

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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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