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11. May 2021

The digital age and the tragedy of not knowing what we know about biodiversity

One of the big challenges in biology - how many species are on planet Earth, where do they live and what do they do -  is increasingly relevant in the age of the biodiversity crisis. In the digital age this turns awkward,...[more]

18. February 2021

A new GBIF Plazi data issue feedback loop

Plazi’s goal is to discover known biodiversity, and make it widely available using the tools available in the digital age. This means liberating data hidden in libraries, and more recently, and increasingly hidden in the...[more]

31. August 2020

ClickUp supporting Plazi with task management system

Managing collaborations involving multiple locations, time zones and complementing operations is challenging. As an example, Plazi liberates data from scholarly publications by making it, in collaboration with Zenodo at CERN,...[more]

17. July 2020

Time for an interim review of Plazi’s Covid-19 related activities

Three months ago we started with Pensoft an effort (see also press release) to contribute to a better understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) aka corona virus that led to the global...[more]

29. June 2020

The taxonomic treatments from Linnaeus’ Systema Naturae, 1758, 10th edition, liberated

A milestone in the development of modern biology was the introduction of the standardization resulting from comparative and reference works. This led to a rapidly growing corpus of knowledge by learning from, referencing of, and...[more]


02. May 2021

June 7 - 9, Digital Data 2021: Digital Data Grand Challenge: Expanding Discovery Across Multiple Domains (virtual)

Plazi will introduce the proposed term for the new class MaterialCitation for the TDWG vocabulary at the 5th Annual Digital Data Conference, Florida Museum of Natural History.

The corpus of biodiversity literature represents the...[more]