Jorrit Poelen (Global Biotic Interactions)


Topic: Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI): Unleashing Existing Species Interaction Datasets

Ecological datasets are notoriously hard to access for social and technical reasons [1]. GloBI [2] helps reduce the technical barriers to sharing and accessing species interaction datasets (e.g., predator-prey, pollinator-plant, parasite-host, pathogen-host). Results seem to suggest that sharing data might not be such a bad idea after all. GloBI is funded by the Encyclopedia of Life.

[1] P. A. Soranno, K. S. Cheruvelil, K. C. Elliott, G. M. Montgomery (2014) It's Good to Share: Why Environmental Scientists' Ethics Are Out of Date. BioScience.
[2] Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.

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