Breaking results from the NESCent-EOL-BHL Research Sprint
Some parts of the bird family Corvidae (crows, jays, magpies and their allies) have more available data than others. Colors represent a score from 1 to 5 based on how many of the following exist:
- A rich EOL page
- EOL TraitBank trait information
- Georeferenced occurence records from Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
- Non-georeferenced GBIF records
- GenBank sequence records
Phylogenetic tree from Jetz et al. 2012.
Analyses like this can guide investment into new data collection where it is most needed or allow researchers to quickly select parts of the tree of life where they can answer their research questions. The team plans to scale this analysis to vertebrates and build a pipeline to make it easy to visualize the progress of scientific knowledge.
The research sprint team team included Jessica Oswald, Karen Cranston, Gordon Burleigh, and Cyndy Parr.
For more information, see this full list of Research Sprint projects and participants.