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Ecoinformatics and global change – an overdue liaison

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Dengler, Jürgen ; Ewald, Jörg ; Kühn, Ingolf ; Peet, Robert K.:
Ecoinformatics and global change – an overdue liaison.
In: Journal of Vegetation Science. Vol. 22 (2011) Issue 4 . - pp. 577-581.
ISSN 1100-9233

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The field of ecoinformatics provides concepts, methods and standards to guidemanagement and analysis of ecological data with particular emphasis onexploration of co-occurrences of organisms and their linkage to environmentalconditions and taxon attributes. In this editorial, introducing the SpecialFeature ‘Ecoinformatics and global change’, we reflect on the development ofecoinformatics and explore its importance for future global change researchwith special focus on vegetation-plot data. We show how papers in this SpecialFeature illustrate important directions and approaches in this emerging field.We suggest that ecoinformatics has the potential to make profound contribu-tions to pure and applied sciences, and that the analyses, databases, meta-databases, data exchange formats and analytical tools presented in this SpecialFeature advance this approach to vegetation science and illustrate and addressimportant open questions. We conclude by describing important future direc-tions for the development of the field including incentives for data sharing,creation of tools for more robust statistical analysis, utilities for integration ofdata that conform to divergent taxonomic standards, and databases thatprovide detailed plot-specific data so as to allow users to find and access dataappropriate to their research needs.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER130022
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Ecology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 07:08
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 07:08