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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/120618
Title: Quality issues in georeferencing: from physical collections to digital data repositories for ecological research
Authors: Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Marcer, Arnald
Haston, Elspeth
Groom, Quentin
Ariño, Arturo H.
Chapman, Arthur D.
Bakken, Torklid
Braun, Paul
Dillen, Mathias
Ernst, Markus
Escobar, Agustí
Fichtmüller, David
Livermore, Laur
Issue Date: 3-Dec-2020
Keywords: Dades geoespacials
Gestió de la col·lecció (Museus)
Museus de ciències naturals
Dades de recerca
Repositoris
Col·leccions de ciències naturals
Access to document: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/378128
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Extent: 4 p.
Abstract: Natural history collections constitute an enormous wealth of information of Life on Earth. It is estimated that over 2 billion specimens are preserved at institutions worldwide, of which less than 10% are accessible via biodiversity data aggregators such as GBIF. Moreover, they are a very important resource for eco‐evolutionary research, which greatly depends on knowing the precise location where the specimens were collected in order to characterize the environment in which they lived. Yet, only about 55% of the accessible records are georeferenced and only 31% have coordinate uncertainty information, which is critical for conducting rigorous studies. The awareness of this gap of knowledge which hinders the enormous potential of such data in research led to the organization of a workshop which brought together key players in georeferencing of natural history collections. The discussion and outcomes of this workshop are here presented.
Terms of use: CC-BY-NC-ND
Terms of use details: © 2020 The Authors. Diversity and Distributions published by John Wiley
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