The biodiversity and climate change virtual laboratory: where ecology meets big data

Hallgren, Willow, Beaumont, Linda, Bowness, Andrew, Chambers, Lynda, Graham, Erin, Holewa, Hamish, Laffan, Shawn, Mackey, Brendan, Nix, Henry, Price, Jeff, Vanderwal, Jeremy, Warren, Rachel, and Weis, Gerhard (2016) The biodiversity and climate change virtual laboratory: where ecology meets big data. Environmental Modelling & Software, 76. pp. 182-186.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (415kB) | Preview
View at Publisher Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2015...
 
1
18


Abstract

Advances in computing power and infrastructure, increases in the number and size of ecological and environmental datasets, and the number and type of data collection methods, are revolutionizing the field of Ecology. To integrate these advances, virtual laboratories offer a unique tool to facilitate, expedite, and accelerate research into the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. We introduce the uniquely cloud-based Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL), which provides access to numerous species distribution modelling tools; a large and growing collection of biological, climate, and other environmental datasets; and a variety of experiment types to conduct research into the impact of climate change on biodiversity. Users can upload and share datasets, potentially increasing collaboration, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and innovation among the user community. Feedback confirms that the BCCVL's goals of lowering the technical requirements for species distribution modelling, and reducing time spent on such research, are being met.

Item ID: 42153
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: biodiversity; climate change; virtual laboratory; species distribution modelling
Additional Information:

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

ISSN: 1873-6726
Funders: Australian National eResearch Tools and Resources Project (NeCTAR)
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 23:18
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 18
Last 12 Months: 5
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page