1. How to install the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

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    Kyle Braak, Developer and IPT Project Leader at the GBIF Secretariat explains in this video how to install the tool in a server, to enable the publishing of biodiversity data and metadata into national and international biodiversity data networks. If you have trouble installing the tool, check the IPT project site (https://code.google.com/p/gbif-providertoolkit/) or join the IPT mailing list (http://lists.gbif.org/mailman/listinfo/ipt) and interest group (http://community.gbif.org/pg/groups/3529/) or contact the GBIF Secretariat via helpdesk@gbif.org.

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    • Databases and invasion biology research: An ecogenomic perspective

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      Dr Maharaj Pandi of the University of Delhi discusses his research into how genetic and genomic traits influence both the rarity and invasiveness of plants.

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      • Biodiversity and human innovation

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        Dr Paul Oldham of Lancaster University's ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspect of Genomics outlines how integrating GBIF-mediated data with social and economic datasets provides a powerful means of understanding the role of biodiversity in innovation.

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        • GBIF supporting action against human disease

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          Dr Healy Hamilton, chief scientist of NatureServe, discusses how interdisciplinary and macro-ecological analyses of species distributions can identify current and future locations at potential risk of zoonotic viruses emerging as infectious diseases that threaten the health and welfare of human communities.

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          • GBIF helping to underpin global food security

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            Joana Magos Brehm of the University of Birmingham reviews the use of GBIF-mediated data in the conservation and utilization of crop wild relatives and how it contributes to the support of global food security.

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            • Filling biodiversity knowledge gaps

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              Dr Arturo Ariño discusses potential information gaps that exist between different sources of data, using two case studies the UN Biosphere Reserves in Mexico and Spain.

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              • Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

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                GBIF Science Committee chair Rod Page of the University of Glasgow announces the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge.

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                • 2014 Young Researchers Award: Caoimhe Marshall

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                  Caoimhe Marshall is a PhD candidate at University College Dublin and recipient of one of two recipients of GBIF's 2014 Young Researchers Award. Her work uses statistics to measure sampling effort and provide a means of detecting biases and identify gaps in biodiversity data.

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                  • 2014 Young Researchers Award: Vijay Barve

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                    Vijay Barve is an Indian-born PhD candidate at the University of Kansas and recipient of one of two recipients of GBIF's 2014 Young Researchers Award. His work is examining the potential for social networking sites to provide valuable biodiversity data.

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                    • Tony Rees – 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize Presentation

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                      Tony Rees of CSIRO in Australia, recipient of the 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize, discusses the life and legacy of four biodiversity informatics tools he developed: C-squares, OBIS, Taxamatch and the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG).

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