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Biodiversity and ecosystem informatics

John L. Schnase, Judy Cushing, James A. Smith
2007 Journal of Intelligent Information Systems  
of the data, processes, and problems presented by work in the biodiversity and ecosystem domain; and ii Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences The most striking feature of Earth is the existence of life,  ...  The interdisciplinary field of biodiversity and ecosystem informatics (BDEI) is attempting to change that.  ...  Need to Identify and Record Species -  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10844-006-0027-7 fatcat:sxsouovcjvfatavf6zi7n6aouu

Data Leakage and Loss in Biodiversity Informatics

A Townsend Peterson, Alex Asase, Dora Ann Lange Canhos, Sidnei de Souza, John Wieczorek
2018 Biodiversity Data Journal  
The field of biodiversity informatics is in a massive, "grow-out" phase of creating and enabling large-scale biodiversity data resources.  ...  Because perhaps 90% of existing biodiversity data nonetheless remains unavailable for science and policy applications, the question arises as to how these existing and available data records can be mobilized  ...  Acknowledgements We thank most fundamentally the biodiversity science community for its large-scale and increasing commitment to sharing openly the important data resources that they have developed over  ... 
doi:10.3897/bdj.6.e26826 pmid:30473617 pmcid:PMC6235996 fatcat:olplb6zbpvfw3ou45zjxbtiib4

A survey of biodiversity informatics: Concepts, practices, and challenges

Luiz M. R. Gadelha, Pedro C. Siracusa, Eduardo Couto Dalcin, Luís Alexandre Estevão Silva, Douglas A. Augusto, Eduardo Krempser, Helen Michelle Affe, Raquel Lopes Costa, Maria Luiza Mondelli, Pedro Milet Meirelles, Fabiano Thompson, Marcia Chame (+2 others)
2020 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery  
The methodologies and techniques applied to manage and analyze these data constitute an area usually called biodiversity informatics.  ...  The development and deployment of tools and techniques to generate these indicators require having access to trustworthy data from biological collections, field surveys and automated sensors, molecular  ...  Herbarium specimens, for instance, are an important resource for documenting and analyzing biodiversity, especially its spatial and temporal patterns.  ... 
doi:10.1002/widm.1394 fatcat:m4zuuvmtjzbvfgsjkzarwrvaze

A survey of biodiversity informatics: Concepts, practices, and challenges [article]

Luiz M. R. Gadelha Jr., Pedro C. de Siracusa, Artur Ziviani, Eduardo Couto Dalcin, Helen Michelle Affe, Marinez Ferreira de Siqueira, Luís Alexandre Estevão da Silva, Douglas A. Augusto, Eduardo Krempser, Marcia Chame, Raquel Lopes Costa, Pedro Milet Meirelles (+1 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The methodologies and techniques used to manage and analyze this data comprise an area often called biodiversity informatics (or e-Biodiversity).  ...  The development and deployment of mechanisms to produce these indicators depend on having access to trustworthy data from field surveys and automated sensors, biological collections, molecular data, and  ...  Acknowledgements The work is partially supported by CAPES, CNPq, and FAPERJ.  ... 
arXiv:1810.00224v2 fatcat:6yidjdczrrdyrjbg7odj2bpvmu

Global Biodiversity Informatics: setting the scene for a "new world" of ecological forecasting

Vanderlei Perez Canhos, Sidnei De Souza, Renato De Giovanni, Dora Ann Lange Canhos
2004 Biodiversity Informatics  
Several global and regional efforts are organizing and providing data for conservation and sustainable development research, including the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the European Biodiversity  ...  novel approaches in ecological analysis, predictive modeling, and synthesis and visualization of biodiversity information.  ...  on specimens, species, ecosystems, invasive species, pollinators, and protected areas. are increasingly being used in biodiversity informatics for modeling distribution patterns of species and populations  ... 
doi:10.17161/bi.v1i0.3 fatcat:7pzj5js5z5hjfdwreua27qqo2u

A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: challenges and priorities

Alex Hardisty, Dave Roberts
2013 BMC Ecology  
This community consultation paper positions the role of biodiversity informatics, for the next decade, presenting the actions needed to link the various biodiversity infrastructures invisibly and to facilitate  ...  So, we need a systems approach to understanding biodiversity that moves significantly beyond taxonomy and species observations.  ...  analytical tools and proper documentation and then use this framework to conduct comparative analyses, studies of evolutionary process and biodiversity analyses".  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-16 pmid:23587026 pmcid:PMC3843378 fatcat:53n6jootx5bdvebdpepdvdogbi

Challenges Building Online GIS Services to Support Global Biodiversity Mapping and Analysis: Lessons from the Mountain and Plains Database and Informatics project

Robert P Guralnick, David Neufeld
2005 Biodiversity Informatics  
in biodiversity informatics.  ...  and Informatics Initiative).  ...  Biodiversity Information Facility for WFS integration into DiGIR portal software.  ... 
doi:10.17161/bi.v2i0.19 fatcat:gpu2p63ovbbkxemejzjbjeqhwm

'Ocean biodiversity informatics': a new era in marine biology research and management

MJ Costello, E Vanden Berghe
2006 Marine Ecology Progress Series  
It is urgently needed to help address the global crises in biodiversity loss (including fisheries), climate change and altered marine ecosystems.  ...  The scientific community can form alliances that build and maintain biodiversity informatics infrastructures and that address data ownership and commercialisation potential.  ...  the wider field of Ocean Biodiversity Informatics.  ... 
doi:10.3354/meps316203 fatcat:bkz75l63wndn3o2o4deklif2vu


Laura Downey, Deana Pennington
2009 Biodiversity Informatics  
This usercentered design (UCD) approach in informatics is presented via an ecoinformatics case study in three areas: collaboration, usability, and education and training.  ...  Early informatics initiatives focused primarily on the application of technology and computer science to a specific domain; modern informatics has broadened to encompass human and knowledge dimensions.  ...  Finally, we thank the SEEK executive staff for their support and encouragement in our work.  ... 
doi:10.17161/bi.v6i1.1574 fatcat:l7c4uzk3rncvvad4ldk3uwje6m

Relational Database Design And Implementation For Biodiversity Informatics

Paul J. Morris
2005 Zenodo  
The complexity of natural history collection information and similar information within the scope of biodiversity informatics poses significant challenges for effective long term stewardship of that information  ...  Good design and implementation principles are illustrated with examples from the realm of biodiversity information, including an examination of the costs and benefits of different ways of storing hierarchical  ...  A number of information models for the biodiversity informatics community exist (e.g.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.59796 fatcat:hbtu64eoj5fsbibdgtbtxgrejy

Rationale and Value of Natural History Collections Digitisation

Malcolm Scoble
2010 Biodiversity Informatics  
The task group of the Global Strategy and Action Plan for the Digitization of Natural History Collections agreed that the only way of achieving a significant increase is by capturing metadata to encourage  ...  Encouraging a metadata solution appears to be the best way of mobilizing the community responsible for caring for and providing access to such data.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank three referees for thoughtful comments.  ... 
doi:10.17161/bi.v7i2.3994 fatcat:hzdtkrwjcjefzd3xqipwo22wau

Biodiversity informatics: organizing and linking information across the spectrum of life

I. N. Sarkar
2007 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
The range of available data types and formats for biodiversity knowledge is humbling -e.g., climate, geographic, and disease knowledge.  ...  On par with the scope of biodiversity, the promise of biodiversity informatics is immense.  ...  While "biodiversity informatics" can be considered a new discipline, the use of automated techniques is not entirely new to the biodiversity domain.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bib/bbm037 pmid:17704120 fatcat:y3n5b5vdlbdjvpgcaojgvchnme

An open-access platform for camera-trapping data

Mario César Lavariega
2018 Biodiversity Informatics  
Thus, we present the Platform for Community-based Monitoring of Biodiversity (PCMB), a repository, which allows storage, visualization, and downloading of photographs captured by community-based monitoring  ...  Platforms permitting access to camera-trapping data are a valuable step in opening access to data of biodiversity; the PCMB is a practical new tool for wildlife management and research with data generated  ...  The visitor can perform a search on species or biodiversity measures, using filters such year, month, activity patterns, protected area, and vegetation type, and download a data table in Excel.  ... 
doi:10.17161/bi.v13i0.6975 fatcat:kp7otdboyjbq7nuxdzaxkcrnma

Converting Taxonomic Descriptions to New Digital Formats

Hong Cui
2008 Biodiversity Informatics  
Newer digital formats, such as XML and RDF, accommodate semantic annotations that allow a computer to process the rich semantics on human's behalf, opening up opportunities for a wide range of innovative  ...  The majority of digital descriptions are in a format, such as DOC, HTML, or PDF, for human readers. These formats do not convey rich semantics in taxonomic descriptions for computer-aided processing.  ...  Linda Smith, and others for their constructive comments on the design and evaluation of MARTT and its utilities.  ... 
doi:10.17161/bi.v5i0.46 fatcat:g4aqmy6eqfdnplx4iujilzfdgi

Biodiversity Informatics: The Challenge of Rapid Development, Large Databases, and Complex Data (Keynote)

Meridith A. Lane, James L. Edwards, Ebbe Nielsen
2000 Very Large Data Bases Conference  
of biodiversity itself and the distribution of the data about it, and, most importantly, the inherent complexity of biodiversity and ecological data.  ...  There are high expectations in all sectors of society for immediate access to biological knowledge of all kinds.  ...  Yet, increasing human populations and their activities are disturbing species and their habitats, disrupting natural ecological processes, and even changing climate patterns on a global scale.  ... 
dblp:conf/vldb/LaneEN00 fatcat:jqr2ge75gnexldkxm2jnka2sji
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