Symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes governed by climate

29 August, 2019 Biodiversity Informatics, Data use, GBIF, GBIF-Sweden, News, Research, Swedish LifeWatch

In and around the roots of the trees are fungi and bacteria living in symbiosis with the trees, exchanging nutrients for carbon. An effort to map the most common symbiosis types - based on data from more than 1.1 million specimens and 28,000 tree species - has revealed factors that determine where different types of mycorrhizae and nitrogen-fixing bacteria will thrive. The work can help researchers understand how symbiosis shapes the world's forests and how they can be affected by a warmer climate.

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Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Center (GGBC) workshops, Fall 2019

29 August, 2019 Biodiversity Atlas Sweden, Biodiversity Informatics, Course, Data use, Education, News, Research

The popular workshops series on computational skills and biodiversity informatics from the GGBC is back after the summer break with new and exciting topics for this autumn.

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The Living Atlases Community: New Coordinators and User Support

18 June, 2019 Biodiversity Atlas Sweden, Biodiversity Informatics, Data use, GBIF-Sweden, International, News, Spatial Portal, Tools & Apps

The Living Atlases community has appointed two new coordinators and launches new video tutorials for users of the platform.

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Second Nordic course on “FAIR data stewardship”

17 June, 2019 Course, Data use, Education, International, News, Research

NeIC and DM-Forum in Denmark are jointly hosting the second Nordic course "FAIR Data Stewardship” on 18-22 November 2019, this time in Copenhagen.