The GBIF Science Review provides an annual survey drawn from the Secretariat’s ongoing literature tracking programme, which identifies research uses and citations of biodiversity information accessed through GBIF’s global infrastructure. The peer-reviewed articles summarized in the report offer a partial but instructive view of research investigations enhanced and supported by free open access data that the GBIF network of members and publishers make available.The review sorts articles in categories to help readers navigate the major subject areas of GBIF-assisted research, despite the fact that some papers may cut across multiple topics. The following categories are covered in the report:

  • Biodiversity and human health
  • Data management
  • Evolution and biogeography
  • Food and farming
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Invasive alien species
  • Species conservation and protected areas
  • Advancing biodiversity science

A total of 438 articles were published during 2016 and 19 of these were authored by researchers based in Sweden. The number of papers published during 2017 are projected to surpass 700.