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Unique identifier OMICS_14466
Name VertNet
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Maintained Yes



  • person_outline Robert Guralnick

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A global perspective on decadal challenges and priorities in biodiversity informatics

BMC Ecol
PMCID: 4467596
PMID: 26022532
DOI: 10.1186/s12898-015-0046-8

[…] ta access and sharing including development of the DarwinCore standard, information transfer protocols such as DiGIR and IPT, and implementation of large-scale biodiversity information portals (e.g., VertNet, GBIF, speciesLink, REMIB, UNIBIO, SEINet, iDigBio).Whatever the reasons, in effect, by not moving ahead in digitizing data, institutions effectively quarantine and sequester biodiversity know […]


rAvis: An R Package for Downloading Information Stored in Proyecto AVIS, a Citizen Science Bird Project

PLoS One
PMCID: 3953487
PMID: 24626233
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091650

[…] gical databases to the R-environment ( As a consequence, large international databases are now being made available through R using packages like rebird , rfishbase , rgbif or rvertnet (connecting R with eBird, Fishbase, GBIF and VertNet databases, respectively). All of these new data exponentially increase our capabilities to answer questions about species conservation, gl […]


Arbor: Comparative Analysis Workflows for the Tree of Life

PLoS Curr
PMCID: 3690915
PMID: 23811960
DOI: 10.1371/currents.tol.099161de5eabdee073fd3d21a44518dc

[…] ion about species’ niches in biogeographic models.To include historical data in Species Distribution Models (SDMs), the Arbor data integration module (dataIntegrator) will query occurrence data (e.g, VertNet [], GBIF [], iDigBio [], or others) to obtain locality information for individuals from many species within a clade, and climate data servers to obtain cl […]


VertNet: A New Model for Biodiversity Data Sharing

PLoS Biol
PMCID: 2821892
PMID: 20169109
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000309

[…] VertNet proposes a new model for biodiversity networks in which the computing resources are consolidated on “the cloud” utilizing the Google App Engine platform as a service. Cloud computing is typica […]


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VertNet institution(s)
University of Florida Museum of Natural History University of Florida at Gainesville, Gainesville, FL, USA; Departamento de Ecologıa, Genetica y Evolucion, Instituto IEGEBA (CONICET-UBA), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, UMR 7261 CNRS, Université Francois Rabelais, Tours, France; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA; Biodiversity Institute University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
VertNet funding source(s)
This work was supported from NSF for VertNet (NSF DBI 1062148) and VertLife (NSF DEB 1441737), which helped enable this work.

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