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Data use

Improving species distribution models using satellite data

Species distributions models (SDMs) rely on accurate climatic data to predict the potential ranges of species, however, climatic datasets are often based on interpolations between weather stations. In regions where stations are scarce, such as the tropics, modelling can therefore be problematic.

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Tracking Naturalized Plants Worldwide

Combining GBIF-mediated occurrences with data from a novel database, the Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF), this study seeks to identify and quantify the spread and distribution of naturalized plant species worldwide.

Data use

Leviathan impacts: the once—and future?— presence of the Atlantic gray whale

This study combines DNA analysis of present-day Pacific gray whales and fossils—including newly reported specimens from the North Sea—with predictive habitat models to suggest the usefulness of keeping watch for future climate-driven dispersals of this Arctic sentinel species.

Event

Hackathon on producing checklists

European nodes will be trained in generating national species checklists from data published via GBIF. This event was one of five projects to receive a GBIF capacity enhancement grant for 2014.

February 3rd, 2015

Event

Summer Course Modelling and Mapping Species Distributions

The increasing availability of high quality occurrence and abundance data at the species level accompanied by many environmental data layers has boosted the developments in species distribution modeling (SDM).

November 26th, 2014

Event

2007 14th GBIF Governing Board (GB14) Meeting

The 14th GBIF Governing Board meting (GB14) took place at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on 16-17 October 2007.

Thirty-two countries and 17 international organisations participated in the meeting.

November 26th, 2014

Event

Building species banks: How shall we shape the future?

This was a workshop co-organized by NLBIF, ETI and the GBIF Secretariat to explore what was the situation regarding the data banks about species (speciesbanks): what are they and what should they become? What are the best pathways for developing them?

November 26th, 2014