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Biodiversity data integration—the significance of data resolution and domain

dc.contributor.authorKönig, Christian
dc.contributor.authorWeigelt, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorSchrader, Julian
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorKattge, Jens
dc.contributor.authorKreft, Holger
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-16T09:06:07Z
dc.date.available2019-05-16T09:06:07Z
dc.date.issued2019de
dc.identifier.urihttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/16113
dc.description.abstractecent years have seen an explosion in the availability of biodiversity data describing the distribution, function, and evolutionary history of life on earth. Integrating these heterogeneous data remains a challenge due to large variations in observational scales, collection purposes, and terminologies. Here, we conceptualize widely used biodiversity data types according to their domain (what aspect of biodiversity is described?) and informational resolution (how specific is the description?). Applying this framework to major data providers in biodiversity research reveals a strong focus on the disaggregated end of the data spectrum, whereas aggregated data types remain largely underutilized. We discuss the implications of this imbalance for the scope and representativeness of current macroecological research and highlight the synergies arising from a tighter integration of biodiversity data across domains and resolutions. We lay out effective strategies for data collection, mobilization, imputation, and sharing and summarize existing frameworks for scalable and integrative biodiversity research. Finally, we use two case studies to demonstrate how the explicit consideration of data domain and resolution helps to identify biases and gaps in global data sets and achieve unprecedented taxonomic and geographical data coverage in macroecological analyses.de
dc.language.isoengde
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectBiodiversity; Biogeography; Gamete intra-fallopian transfer; Phylogeography; Plants; Trees; Latitude; Statistical datade
dc.subject.ddc630
dc.subject.ddc634
dc.titleBiodiversity data integration—the significance of data resolution and domainde
dc.typejournalArticlede
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.g001
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.g002
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.g003
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.g004
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.s001
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.s002
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.s003
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.s004
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000183.s005
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionde
dc.relation.eISSN1545-7885
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume17de
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue3de
dc.type.subtypejournalArticle
dc.identifier.pmid30883539
dc.bibliographicCitation.articlenumbere3000183de
dc.description.statuspeerReviewedde
dc.bibliographicCitation.journalPLOS Biologyde


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