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IVMOOC 2017 - Gap Analysis of GloBI: Identifying Research and Data Sharing Opportunities for Species Interactions

Cains, Mariana; Altimir, Nuria; Anand, Srini; Liao, William; Shiverick, Sean

Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI, provides an infrastructure and data service that aggregates and archives known biotic interaction databases to provide easy access to species interaction data. This project explores the coverage of GloBI data against known taxonomic catalogues in order to identify ‘gaps’ in knowledge of species interactions. We examine the richness of GloBI’s datasets using itself as a frame of reference for comparison and explore interaction networks according to geographic regions over time. The resulting analysis and visualizations intend to provide insights that may help to enhance GloBI as a resource for research and education.

High resolution visualizations can be found here:

An interactive Tableau map can be found here:!/publish-confirm

Project-specific data can be found here: (SQL server database), (Tableau map data)

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