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Title: GBIF monthly update


GBIF monthly update June 2014
Latest news
  • GBIF 2013 Science Review published
  • Registration open for GBIF Governing Board
    meeting in India
  • GBIF-Norway seeks volunteers to transcribe
    specimen labels via their new citizen science
  • GBIF Netherlands portal is now in Dutch and

Last updated 2014-06-10
Data publication
Data published through GBIF
Last updated 2014-06-03
GBIF data publishers
A sharp rise in the number of data publishers in
September 2013 results from institutions choosing
to register as separate entities rather than
sharing datasets through a single publisher at
their national node institution.
Last updated 2014-06-03
Data breakdown by GBIF Participant
Top 10 Participant CountriesNumber of new
records published (1 January 31 May 2014)
Top 10 Participant CountriesTotal number of
records published (as of 31 May 2014)
Last updated 2014-06-10
Visits data downloads
8 statistics
Daily visits to (1 Mar - 3 Jun 2014)
Top 10 countries, by numbers of visitors (1 Mar
3 Jun 2014)
Last updated 2014-06-04

Source Google Analytics. Access to full data
available on request to GBIF Secretariat. Email
Data download requests from
38,275 total requests from users in 106
countries, islands territories
Top 10 countries, by download requests (1 Jan -
31 May 2014)
Requests for download do not necessarily result
in data actually being downloaded. Based on
country indicated by user login.
Last updated 2014-06-10
Data use in research
GBIF citation in research 2008-2014
Last updated 2014-06-10
2014 Research citing use of GBIF, by country
of authors
Number of research publications from January to
May 2014 citing use of GBIF-mediated data,
ranked by country according to affiliation of at
least one author. Top 12 countries shown.
Last updated 2014-06-10
New research examples citing use of GBIF
  • Barnes, M. A., et al. Geographic selection bias
    of occurrence data influences transferability of
    invasive Hydrilla verticillata distribution
    models. Ecology and Evolution. Author countries
    Australia, China, United States
  • Fourcade, Y., et al. Mapping species
    distributions with MAXENT using a geographically
    biased sample of presence data a performance
    assessment of methods for correcting sampling
    bias. PloS One. Author countries France, Germany
  • Jones, M. C., et al. Using scenarios to project
    the changing profitability of fisheries under
    climate change. Fish and Fisheries. Author
    countries Canada, United Kingdom

A complete archive of research citing use of GBIF
can be accessed at http//
Last updated 2014-06-10
New research examples citing use of GBIF (cont.)
  • Pino-del-Carpio, A., et al. Data exchange gaps in
    knowledge of biodiversity implications for the
    management and conservation of Biosphere
    Reserves. Biodiversity and Conservation. Author
    country Spain
  • Ramirez-Villegas, J., et al. Using species
    distributions models for designing conservation
    strategies of Tropical Andean biodiversity under
    climate change. Journal for Nature Conservation.
    Author countries Canada, Colombia, Ecuador,
    Peru, United Kingdom
  • Vanderplank, S., et al. Conservation challenges
    in a threatened hotspot agriculture and plant
    biodiversity losses in Baja California, Mexico.
    Biodiversity and Conservation. Author countries
    Mexico, United States

Last updated 2014-06-10
GBIF participation information
GBIF participation 2001-2014
Last updated 2014-05-02
GBIF country participants
Last updated 2013-10-29
GBIF participation
  • Associate Country Participants
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada (moved from VP)
  • Central African Republic
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Republic of Congo
  • Switzerland
  • Togo
  • Other Associate Participants
  • ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
  • Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)
  • BioNET-Andionet
  • Bioversity International
  • Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)
  • Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)
  • Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities
  • Discover Life
  • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
  • Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)
  • European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network
  • Voting Participants
  • Andorra (moved from ACP)
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Benin (moved from ACP)
  • Burkina Faso (moved from ACP)
  • Chile
  • Colombia (moved from ACP)
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana (moved from ACP)
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan

Signature of 2012 MoU pending, previous status
Last updated 2014-05-02
GBIF funding and affiliations
GBIF funding
Contributing agencies
Externally received grants
Andorra Institute destudis Andorrans
Argentina CONICET - Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales
Australia CSIRO Entomology
Belgium Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (belspo)
Benin Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières
Burkina Faso Conseil National pour la Gestion de lEnvironnement (SP/CONAGESE)
Chile Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA)
Colombia Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biólogicos
Costa Rica Asociación Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)
Denmark The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Estonia Ministry of Environment
Finland Finnish Museum of Natural History
France Direction Générale pour la Recherche et lInnovation (DGRI)
Germany Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) German Aerospace Center, BMBF
Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Iceland Ministry for the Environment
Ireland National Parks Wildlife Service
Japan Ministry of the Environment of Japan
Madagascar Centre National de Recherches sur lEnvironnement (CNRE)
Mauritania Ecole Normale Supérieure de Nouakchott
Mexico Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Norway The Research Council of Norway
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology
Republic of Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Slovak Republic Ministry of the Environment
Slovenia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
South Africa Department of Science and Technology
Sweden Swedish Research Council
Tanzania Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
Uganda Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Natural History Museum, London Joint Nature Conservation Committee
USA National Science Foundation Smithsonian Institution U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of Agriculture
University of Copenhagen (IT equipment)
EMODNET Biology 2
CBD Secretariat (GIASIP coordination)
Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI)
Last updated 2014-05-20
GBIF current affiliations
  1. Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP)
  2. Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) council
  3. Eye on Earth Biodiversity Special Initiative
  4. Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)
    steering committee member
  5. Global Invasive Alien Species Information
    Partnership (GIASIP) partner
  6. Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC)
  7. Group on Earth Observations (GEO) participant
  8. Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity
    Observation Network (GEO-BON) steering committee
  9. European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU
    BON) participant
  10. LifeWatch Policy Science Board member
  11. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  12. Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity
    Ecosystem Services (IPBES) observer
  13. Biodiversity Knowledge Network for the European
    Union (KNEU) member of dialogue group.
  14. Convention on Migratory Species Strategic Plan
    Working Group observer

Last updated 2014-03-26