Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS)

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Measuring sustainability of seed-funded Earth science informatics projects

Short term funding is a common funding model for informatics projects. Funders are interested in maximizing the sustainability and accessibility of the outputs, but there are no commonly accepted practices to do so in the Earth sciences informatics field. We constructed and applied a framework for sustainability drawing from other disciplines that...

Hsu, Leslie; Hutchison, Vivian; Langseth, Madison

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Improving Darwin Core for research and management of alien species

To improve the suitability of the Darwin Core standard for the research and management of alien species, the standard needs to express the native status of organisms, how well established they are and how they came to occupy a location. To facilitate this, we propose: 1. To adopt a controlled vocabulary for the existing Darwin Core term dwc:...

Groom, Quentin J.; Desmet, Peter; Reyserhove, Lien; Adriaens, Tim; Oldoni, Damiano; Vanderhoeven, Sonia; Baskauf, Steven J; Chapman, Arthur; McGeoch, Melodie; Walls, Ramona; Wieczorek, John; Wilson, John RU; Zermoglio, Paula FF; Simpson, Annie

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Global observational needs and resources for marine biodiversity

The diversity of life in the sea is critical to the health of ocean ecosystems that support living resources and therefore essential to the economic, nutritional, recreational, and health needs of billions of people. Yet there is evidence that the biodiversity of many marine habitats is being altered in response to a changing climate and human...

Canonico, Gabrielle; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Montes, Enrique; Muller-Karger, Frank E.; Stepien, Carol; Wright, Dawn J.; Benson, Abigail; Helmuth, Brian; Costello, Mark John; Sousa-Pinto, Isabel; Saeedi, Hanieh; Newton, Jan; Appeltans, Ward; Bednaršek, Nina; Bodrossy, Levente; Best, Benjamin D.; Brandt, Angelika; Goodwin, Kelly D; Iken, Katrin; Marquez, Antonio C; Miloslavich, Patricia; Ostrowski, Martin; Turner, Woody; Achterberg, Eric P; Barry, Tom; DeFeo, Omar; Bigatti, Gregorio; Henry, Lea-Anne; Ramiro-Sánchez, Berta; Durán, Pablo; Morato, Telmo; Roberts, J. Murray; Garcia-Alegre, Ana; Sacau Cuadrado, Mar; Murton, Bramley

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Gap Analysis Project (GAP) Terrestrial Vertebrate Species Richness Maps for the Conterminous U.S.

The mission of the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) is to support national and regional assessments of the conservation status of vertebrate species and plant communities. This report explains conterminous United States species richness maps created by the U.S. Geological Survey for four major classes in the phylum Chordata: mammals, birds, reptiles,...

Gergely, Kevin J.; Boykin, Kenneth G.; McKerrow, Alexa J.; Rubino, Matthew J.; Tarr, Nathan M.; Williams, Steven G.
Gergely, K.J., Boykin, K.G., McKerrow, A.J., Rubino, M.J., Tarr, N.M., and Williams, S.G., 2019, Gap Analysis Project (GAP) terrestrial vertebrate species richness maps for the conterminous U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5034, 99 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195034.

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Species occurrence data for the Nation—USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)

USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a unique, Web-based Federal mapping resource for species occurrence data in the United States and its Territories. BISON’s size is unprecedented, including records for most living species found in the United States and encompassing the efforts of more than a million professional and...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2015, Species occurrence data for the Nation—USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) (ver. 1.1, May 2019): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 160, 1 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip160.

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Species occurrence data for the nation

USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a unique, web-based Federal mapping resource for species occurrence data in the United States and its Territories.BISON’s size is unprecedented, including records for most living species found in the United States and encompassing the efforts of more than a million professional and...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2015, Species occurrence data for the Nation—USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) (ver. 1.1, May 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3068, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20153068.

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Solving a nomenclatural conundrum: Cernosvitovia crainensis (Mršić, 1989) and Aporrectodea macvensis Šapkarev in Mršić, 1991 (Lumbricidae)

This contribution deals with the names and authorship of two lumbricid taxa endemic to the Balkans (see Stojanović et al., this volume). Although their validity has never been questioned, it has been unclear up to now which publication has made these two species-group names available according to the rules of the International Code of Zoological...

Nicolson, David T.; Csuzdi, Csaba

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Community for Data Integration fiscal year 2017 funded project report

The U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration annually funds small projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and demonstration of new technologies. This report provides a summary of the 11 projects funded in fiscal year 2017, outlining their goals, activities, and outputs.

Hsu, Leslie; Allstadt, Kate E.; Bell, Tara M.; Boydston, Erin E.; Erickson, Richard A.; Everette, A. Lance; Lentz, Erika E.; Peters, Jeff; Reichert, Brian E.; Nagorsen, Sarah; Sherba, Jason T.; Signell, Richard P.; Wiltermuth, Mark T.; Young, John A.
Hsu, L., Allstadt, K.E., Bell, T.M., Boydston, E.E., Erickson, R.A., Everette, A.L., Lentz, E., Peters, J., Reichert, B.E., Nagorsen, S., Sherba, J.T., Signell, R.P., Wiltermuth, M.T., and Young, J.A., 2018, Community for Data Integration fiscal year 2017 funded project report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1154, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181154.

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Integrated observations and informatics improve understanding of changing marine ecosystems

Marine ecosystems have numerous benefits for human societies around the world and many policy initiatives now seek to maintain the health of these ecosystems. To enable wise decisions, up to date and accurate information on marine species and the state of the environment they live in is required. Moreover, this information needs to be openly...

Benson, Abigail L.; Brooks, Cassandra M.; Canonico, Gabrielle; Duffy, J. Emmett; Muller-Karger, Frank; Sosik, Heidi M.; Miloslavich, Patricia; Klein, Eduardo

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First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States

Invasive species are a subset of non-native (or alien) species, and knowing what species are non-native to a region is a first step to managing invasive species. People have been compiling non-native and invasive species lists ever since these species started causing harm, yet national non-native species lists are neither universal, nor common....

Simpson, Annie; Eyler, Meghan C.
Simpson, A., and Eyler, M.C., 2018, First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1156, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181156.

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Evaluation of biodiversity data portals based on requirement analysis

In recent years, concern about the misuse of natural resources has been increasing. It is essential to know in detail the biodiversity of an ecosystem to understand and analyze the impact of human activities on nature, as well as to promote the economic growth of a country. To achieve these goals, public and private institutions are...

Pizzigatti Corrêa, Pedro Luiz; de Moraes Batista, André Filipe; Lins da Silva, Daniel; Soares Rodrigues, Ronaldo; Frame, Mike; Morandini, Marcelo; Stanzani, Silvio; Correa, Fernando

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Promoting synergy in the innovative use of environmental data—Workshop summary

From December 2 to 4, 2015, NatureServe and the U.S. Geological Survey organized and hosted a biodiversity and ecological informatics workshop at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The workshop objective was to identify user-driven future directions and areas of collaboration in advanced applications of environmental data...

Hamilton, Healy; Guala, Gerald F.; Simpson, Annie
Hamilton, H., Guala, G.F., and Simpson, A., 2018, Promoting synergy in the innovative use of environmental data—Workshop summary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1104, 52 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181104.