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Sustainable biodiversity databasing: international, collaborative, dynamic, centralised
Costello, M.J.; Horton, T.; Kroh, A. (2018). Sustainable biodiversity databasing: international, collaborative, dynamic, centralised. Trends Ecol. Evol. 33(11): 803-805.
In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. ISSN 0169-5347; e-ISSN 1872-8383, more
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    taxonomy, nomenclature, species, informatics, classification, biodiversity, standardisation, databases

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    The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is a sustainable model of international collaboration around a centralised database that provides expert validated biodiversity data freely online. This model could be replicated for the over 1.2 million terrestrial and freshwater species to improve quality control and data management in biology and ecology globally.

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