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Freshwater Ecology and ConservationApproaches and Techniques$
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Jocelyne Hughes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198766384

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198766384.001.0001

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Secondary Data

Secondary Data

Taking advantage of existing data and improving data availability for supporting freshwater ecology research and biodiversity conservation

Chapter:
(p.306) 14 Secondary Data
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Freshwater Ecology and Conservation
Author(s):

Aaike De Wever

Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber

Vanessa Bremerich

Joerg Freyhof

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0014

Understanding biodiversity change and addressing questions in freshwater management and conservation requires access to biodiversity data and information. Unfortunately, large, comprehensive data sources on freshwater ecology and biodiversity are largely lacking. In this chapter, we explain how to take advantage of secondary data and improve data availability for supporting freshwater ecology research and biodiversity conservation. We emphasise the importance of secondary data, give an overview of existing databases (e.g., taxonomy, molecular or occurrence databases), discuss problems in understanding and caveats when using such data, and explain the need to make primary data publicly available.

Keywords:   data management, data publication, open data, secondary data, analysis, biodiversity, freshwater databases

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