Special Issue "Mapping Marine Biodiversity Knowledge Gaps Using Open Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2024 | Viewed by 5835
2. Data Manager, OBIS, Deep-Sea Node, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Interests: biodiversity (informatics); biogeography; taxonomy and phylogeny; ecological modeling; deep-sea ecology
Interests: marine biodiversity; Zoantharia; coral reefs; Anthozoa; coastal development; symbioses; taxonomy; eDNA
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Data digitization and the mobilization of marine species have greatly expanded over the last few decades via the establishment of biodiversity open access databases such as the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Despite these great efforts, in some areas more than 50% of the ocean lacks digital data, restricting accurate biodiversity assessments. The challenge at hand is first to determine the existing knowledge gaps and identify their drivers, such as a lack of sampling, data digitization or taxonomy efforts. Open data can help to determine areas requiring attention.
In this Special Issue, we aim to compile papers using open portals in addition to their own sampling methods to uncover knowledge gaps and biodiversity patterns in marine species at both regional and global scales. This Special Issue hopes to contribute to these fields and to establish recommendations for marine conservations strategies and the way forward.
Dr. Hanieh Saeedi
Dr. James Davis Reimer
Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- marine biodiversity
- biodiversity Informatics
- open data
- knowledge gaps