84 miljoner till SBDI

24 October, 2019 BioAtlas, Biodiversity Atlas Sweden, Biodiversity Informatics, GBIF, GBIF-Sweden, In Swedish, News, Swedish LifeWatch

Vetenskapsrådet tillsammans med medfinansiärer har beviljat 84 miljoner kronor för perioden 2021-2024 till utvecklandet och byggandet av forskningsinfrastrukturen Svensk Biodiversitetsdatainfrastruktur (SBDI).

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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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The Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure held its first National Coordination Group meeting in early June

18 June, 2019 Biodiversity Atlas Sweden, Conferences & meetings, News, Swedish LifeWatch

The Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI) has had its first National Coordination Group meeting, during which several new opportunities for collaboration were identified.

Image: The Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure held its first National Coordination Group meeting in early June

New course on Machine Learning in biodiversity science established

21 May, 2019 Biodiversity Atlas Sweden, Biodiversity Informatics, Course, Data, Education, News, Swedish LifeWatch

In May 2019, the University of Aarhus organized a workshop on 'Machine Learning for Biologists’, a three-day meeting designed to answer to the fast-growing demand for Machine Learning applications in Ecology and Biodiversity Informatics.

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