Science Review

GBIF's annual compilation of peer-reviewed papers that use data published through GBIF’s global infrastructure in scientific research.

Selasphorus flammula
Volcano hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula). Photo by Andy Jones via iNaturalist research-grade observations, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

The GBIF Science Review provides an annual snapshot of key research uses drawn from the Secretariat’s literature tracking programme. The peer-reviewed articles summarized in Review offer a partial but instructive view of the wide range of research investigations that are enhanced and supported by free and open access to biodiversity data from the GBIF network of Participants, nodes and publishers.

NOTE: The sequence below represents the complete set, as we adjusted how we assign dates in 2016. Each year's issue now includes summaries from the previous year's GBIF-powered research.