iEcology: Harnessing Large Online Resources to Generate Ecological Insights

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Jarić , I , Correia , R A , Brook , B W , Buettel , J C , Courchamp , F , Di Minin , E , Firth , J A , Gaston , K J , Jepson , P , Kalinkat , G , Ladle , R , Soriano-Redondo , A , Souza , A T & Roll , U 2020 , ' iEcology: Harnessing Large Online Resources to Generate Ecological Insights ' , Trends in Ecology & Evolution , vol. 35 , no. 7 , pp. 630-639 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.03.003

Title: iEcology: Harnessing Large Online Resources to Generate Ecological Insights
Author: Jarić, Ivan; Correia, Ricardo A.; Brook, Barry W.; Buettel, Jessie C.; Courchamp, Franck; Di Minin, Enrico; Firth, Josh A.; Gaston, Kevin J.; Jepson, Paul; Kalinkat, Gregor; Ladle, Richard; Soriano-Redondo, Andrea; Souza, Allan T.; Roll, Uri
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography
University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography
Date: 2020-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
ISSN: 0169-5347
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/317227
Abstract: Digital data are accumulating at unprecedented rates. These contain a lot of information about the natural world, some of which can be used to answer key ecological questions. Here, we introduce iEcology (i.e., internet ecology), an emerging research approach that uses diverse online data sources and methods to generate insights about species distribution over space and time, interactions and dynamics of organisms and their environment, and anthropogenic impacts. We review iEcology data sources and methods, and provide examples of potential research applications. We also outline approaches to reduce potential biases and improve reliability and applicability. As technologies and expertise improve, and costs diminish, iEcology will become an increasingly important means to gain novel insights into the natural world.
Subject: BIODIVERSITY
EMERGING ISSUES
FLICKR
GLOBAL CONSERVATION
HORIZON SCAN
IMAGES
INTERNET
PLATFORMS
SOCIAL MEDIA
TWITTER
1172 Environmental sciences
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