[Taxacom] What can Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) do for you?

Tom Schweich tas27 at schweich.com
Fri Oct 18 16:18:24 CDT 2013

On 10/18/2013 10:04 AM, Hannu Saarenmaa wrote:
> Most answers here point out that filling the gaps in data coverage would
> be the valuable thing ...  start systematically analysing and
> filling the gaps ... using ecological niche modelling (ENM), in an
> environmental n-dimensional space, the data spread looks quite
> different.  The flood of papers using GBIF data for ENM is somewhat
> reassuring!!!!!
Should we not also be systematically cleaning out incorrect data and 
putting gaps where there is no real data?  Is Ecological Niche Modeling 
still reassuring in the cases of (incorrect) data where there should be 
gaps?   (I'm flogging my favorite case, that of the giant aggregated 
data bases showing the occurrence of Frasera paniculata at the exact 
geographic center of Lincoln County, Nevada, when it does not occur in 

Tom Schweich KJ6BIT tas27 at schweich.com

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