GBIF releases 2014 Science Review

GBIF has released the 2014 Science Review, its annual compilation of peer-reviewed papers that use data published through GBIF’s global infrastructure in scientific research.

GBIF has released the 2014 Science Review, its annual compilation of peer-reviewed papers that use data published through GBIF’s global infrastructure in scientific research.

The Science Review documents 350 scientific papers published in 2014 that applied data drawn from across the GBIF network. The Review also illustrates the range of applications through selected summaries that reflect articles of special interest for the scientific and policy communities.

The GBIF Secretariat maintains an ongoing literature tracking programme that monitors and compiles such papers, categorizing them according to the thematic area of research, use of data, discussion and mention of GBIF. As in previous years, this edition of the Science Review profiles uses and trends while highlighting and cataloguing research applications of GBIF-mediated data across a wide range of policy areas and disciplines, including:

  • Invasive alien species

  • Impacts of climate change

  • Species conservation and protected areas

  • Biodiversity and human health

  • Food, farming and biofuels

  • Ecosystem services

  • Ecology, biogeography and evolutionary studies

  • Data management

  • Data papers

  • Data and research infrastructures

Interested users can access a complete bibliography of research citations from 2014 and previous years both on GBIF.org and in GBIF’s Mendeley public library.

A PDF of the 2014 Science Review is available for download from GBIF.org. Those interested in receiving printed copies can request them from comms@gbif.org.

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