We don’t often see GBIF-mediated data used in Science papers, but this week this one popped up in our literature tracking:
At first glance, the only mention of GBIF is a reference to a paper about GBIF. But Science being Science, Materials and Methods is hidden away in a Supplement with this sentence:
Current species distribution data were obtained from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF; (34)).
And the reference?
- C. Yesson, P. W. Brewer, T. Sutton, N. Caithness, J. S. Pahwa, M. Burgess, W. A. Gray, R.
J. White, A. C. Jones, F. A. Bisby, A. Culham, How global is the global biodiversity
information facility? PLOS ONE 2, e1124 (2007). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001124
How this is allowed, is simply beyond me…