[CT Birds] NFS's DateONE: Expanding environmental data delivery
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Sun Oct 12 14:49:59 EDT 2014
Birding data merged into land-use data to study population shifts, NSF-sponsored science DB expanding
Press Release 14-135
Earth to data: Making sense of environmental observations
>> Subject: Expanding environmental data delivery
>> Reply-To: <nsf-update at nsf.gov>
>> Expanding environmental data delivery
>> 10/09/2014 12:58 PM EDT
>> As with the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds serve as an indicator of the health of our environment. Many common species have experienced significant population declines within the last 40 years. Suggested causes include habitat loss and climate change, however to fully understand bird distribution relative to the environment, extensive data are needed.
>> Through a collaboration of DataONE and multiple partners, bird occurrence data collected by citizen scientists has been ...
>> More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132973&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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