Seven recommendations to make your invasive alien species data more useful

Biodiversity data are scattered in numerous disconnected data silos that lack interoperability

Abstract

The authors describe 7 ways that data on alien species can be made more accessible and useful, based on the results of a European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) workshop:

  1. create data management plans
  2. increase interoperability of information sources
  3. document data through metadata
  4. format data using existing standards
  5. adopt controlled vocabularies
  6. increase data availability
  7. ensure long-term data preservation

Citation

Groom, Q.J., Adriaens, T., Desmet, P., Simpson, A., De Wever, A., Bazos, I., Cardoso, A.C., Charles, L., Christopoulou, A., Gazda, A., Helmisaari, H., Hobern, D., Josefsson, M., Lucy, F., Marisavljevic, D., Oszako, D., Pergl, J., Petrovic-Obradovic, O., Prévot, C., Ravn, H.P., Richards, G., Roques, A., Roy, H.E., Rozenberg, M-A.A., Scalera, R., Tricarico, E., Trichkova, T., Vercayie, D., Zenetos, A. and Vanderhoeven, S. (2017) Seven recommendations to make your invasive alien species data more useful. Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3(13), 8 pp.

Seven recommendations to make your invasive alien species data more useful

Published 30 June 2017