GBIF & partners are encouraging biodiversity record submissions from Russia

Biodiversity Data Journal LogoThere is an excellent initiative from The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Finnish Biodiversity and the Biodiversity Data Journal to waive publication fees for papers outlining biodiversity records from Russia. The disease host models over continental Europe and North Africa that we develop for projects such as PALE-Blu, MOOD H2020 and others would greatly improve with increased data from Russia and Eastern Europe.  They currently suffer from an over reliance on data from Western Europe.

Call for data papers describing datasets from Russia  DEADLINE EXTENDED: 17 OCT 2021

With plans for new updated  models of deer species and a variety of small mammals and livestock as part of our work for MOnitoring Outbreak events for Disease surveillance in a data science context (MOOD).  We would greatly encourage researchers to use this opportunity to publish data on these or any other biodiversity records they have for Russia and eastern Europe.

Key species that we would appreciate submissions for if indeed they are preset in Russia:

Cervus elaphus; Capreolus capreolus; Dama dama; Cervus nippon; Muntiacus spp.

Cervus elaphus; Capra hircus; Capreolus capreolus; Apodemus sylvaticusv; Vulpes vulpes; Erinaceus europaeus; Lepus europaeus; Sus scrofa; Parus major; Turdus merula; Myodes glareolus; Apodemus flavicollis; Cyanistes caeruleus; Rupicapra rupicapra