Optimizing biodiversity informatics to improve information flow, data quality, and utility for science and society

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D9D8E43B16B0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Optimizing biodiversity informatics to improve information flow, data quality, and utility for science and society
Périodique
Frontiers of Biogeography
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Anderson R.P., Araújo M.B., Guisan A., Lobo J.M., Martínez-Meyer E., Peterson A.T., Soberón J.M.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Numéro
3
Pages
e47839
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Vast amounts of Primary Biodiversity Data exist online (~109 records, each documenting an individual species at a point in space and time). These data hold immense but unrealized promise for science and society, including use in biogeographic research addressing issues such as zoonotic diseases, invasive species, threatened species and habitats, and climate change. Ongoing and envisioned changes in biodiversity informatics involving data providers, aggregators, and users should catalyze improvements to allow efficient use of such data for diverse analyses. We discuss relevant issues by considering needs for modeling species distributions (currently their most common use). Key cross-cutting principles for progress include harnessing feedback from users and increasing incentives for improving data quality. Critical challenges include: (1) establishing individual and collective stable unique identifiers across all of biodiversity science, (2) highlighting issues regarding data quality and representativeness, and (3) improving feedback mechanisms. Such changes should lead to ever-better data and increased utility and impact, including greater data integration with various research areas within and beyond biogeography (e.g., population demography, biotic interactions, physiology, and genetics). Building on existing pilot functionalities, biodiversity informatics could see transformative changes over the coming decade via a combination of community consensus building, coordinated efforts to justify and secure funding, and technical innovations.
Mots-clé
bias, biodiversity, citizen science, environment, herbarium, informatics, natural history museum, occurrence, range, uncertainty
Création de la notice
25/05/2020 16:16
Dernière modification de la notice
22/01/2021 6:24
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