Data fitness for use in research on alien and invasive species

Show simple item record McGeoch, M en Groom, QJ en Pagad, Shyama en Petrosyan, V en Wilson, J en Ruiz, G en 2017-06-26T03:00:54Z en 2016 en
dc.identifier.citation 2016. GBIF Secretariat, Copenhagen, Denmark. 29 pages en
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dc.description.abstract The discovery, access and appropriate use of primary biodiversity data are critical for alien and invasive species (A&IS) research at continental, regional, country and subnational scales. Sustainable, reliable, timely, and accessible data on A&IS is essential to the long-term management of this key threat to biodiversity, including the ability of countries to meet the Honolulu Challenge and to achieve Aichi Target 9 of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. GBIF provides a range of essential information services for A&IS researchers, including but not limited to taxonomic and occurrence information. After broad consultation with the research and A&IS community, a suite of recommendations were identified under five broad topic areas: 1) Strategic approaches, 2) Improving existing data, 3) Expanding information content, 4) Functionality, and 5) Communication and engagement. Several recommendations are relevant for other data users, but the availability, quality and timeliness of these data are especially critical for A&IS because of the real-world consequences resulting from the negative impacts of biological invasions. Alien species occurrence includes taxonomically verified species presence records or absence information at a locality with a geographic coordinate, or in a prescribed area, such as a management or geopolitical unit or site (Latombe et al. 2016). Alien species occurrence information is the single most important variable necessary to support research, monitoring and management of A&IS. en
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dc.title Data fitness for use in research on alien and invasive species en
dc.type Report en
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pubs.commissioning-body Secretariat of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility GBIF en Copenhagen, Denmark en
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pubs.subtype Commissioned Report en
pubs.elements-id 614930 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-02-25 en

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