What we're reading: April 2018

As many will know, the GBIF Secretariat tracks the use of GBIF-mediated data, particularly in peer-reviewed scientific research. This effort feeds the ongoing series of data use summaries assembled in our annual Science Review, provides regularly updated statistics and trends data that appears in our bimonthly slide updates, and populates a comprehensive bibliographical record of uses and citations, both peer-reviewed and not.

Our primary cycle in this work happens monthly: at the start of every month (or as close to it as we can), we run the numbers on uses and citations, both in aggregate and across various segments, such as topic or country of authors’ host institutions. Finally, we flag papers whose use of data accessed through the GBIF network is important or interesting—or, indeed, both.

We thought we’d start posting these papers here each month, long before we get around to writing up the summaries, in the event they can prompt others to weigh in. So here it is, fresh off the press, our latest list for April 2018—enjoy! (and join the discussion!!)

  • Callcutt K, Croft S & Smith GC (2018) Predicting population trends using citizen science data: do subsampling methods produce reliable estimates for mammals? European Journal of Wildlife Research 64: 28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-018-1189-7
    Author country: United Kingdom
  • Ceccarelli FS, Mongiardino Koch N, Soto EM, Barone ML, Arnedo MA & Ramírez MJ (2018) The grass was greener: Repeated evolution of specialized morphologies and habitat shifts in ghost spiders following grassland expansion in South America. Systematic Biology syy028. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syy028
    Author countries: Argentina, Mexico, United States, Spain
  • Escribano N, Galicia D & Ariño AH (2018) The tragedy of the biodiversity data commons: a data impediment creeping nigher. Database. https://doi.org/10.1093/database/bay033
    Author country: Spain
  • Lobo JM, Hortal J, Yela JL et al. (2018) KnowBR: An application to map the geographical variation of survey effort and identify well-surveyed areas from biodiversity databases. Ecological Indicators 91: 241-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.077
    Author country: Spain
  • Mesibov R (2018) An audit of some processing effects in aggregated occurrence records. ZooKeys 751: 129-146. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.751.24791
    Author country: Australia
  • Petersen KB & Burd M (2018) The adaptive value of heterospory: evidence from Selaginella. Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13484
    Author country: Australia
  • Schley RJ, de la Estrella M, Alejandro Pérez-Escobar O et al. (2018) Is Amazonia a ‘museum’ for Neotropical trees? The evolution of the Brownea clade (Detarioideae, Leguminosae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 126: 279-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.029
    Author countries: United Kingdom, Canada
  • Slodowicz D, Descombes P, Kikodze D, Broennimann O & Müller-Schärer H (2018) Areas of high conservation value at risk by plant invaders in Georgia under climate change. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4005
    Author countries: Switzerland, Georgia
  • Solberg SØ & Yndgaard F (2018) Trait Patterns and Genetic Resources of Dill (Anethum graveolens L.). Geneconserve 17(66): 1-17. http://bit.ly/2FH85md
    Author countries: Norway, Sweden
  • Yañez-Arenas C, Díaz-Gamboa, Luis, Patrón-Rivero C, López-Reyes K & Chiappa-Carrara X (2018) Estimating geographic patterns of ophidism risk in Ecuador. Neotropical Biodiversity 4(1): 55-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/23766808.2018.1454762
    Author country: Mexico
  • Yap TA, Koo MS, Ambrose RF & Vredenburg VT (2018) Introduced bullfrog facilitates pathogen invasion in the western United States. PLoS ONE 13(4): e0188384. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188384
    Author country: United States
  • You J, Qin X, Ranjitkar S et al. (2018) Response to climate change of montane herbaceous plants in the genus Rhodiola predicted by ecological niche modelling. Scientific Reports 5879. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24360-9
    Author countries: China, Canada
  • Zhang X & Vincent ACJ (2018) Predicting distributions, habitat preferences and associated conservation implications for a genus of rare fishes, seahorses (Hippocampus spp.). Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12741
    Author country: Canada