GBIF mediated-data is an essential input for understanding the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, including setting priorities and creating protection strategies
How might we expect the distribution of the world’s species to shift as a result of climate change? What impact will these changes have on landscapes, oceans and ecological relationships?
Researchers investigating climate impacts regularly turn to GBIF for data about where species occurred in the past and where they are now. Combining it with key climatic and environmental layers, they produce the models that reveal the interactions between climate change and biodiversity and identify the species at greatest risk from ongoing and future disruptions.
GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.