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Semantic Bridges for Biodiversity Sciences

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Understanding the impact of climate change and humans on biodiversity requires the retrieval and integration of heterogeneous data sets for the generation of models that provide insights not possible with a single model. Scientists invest a significant amount of time collecting and manually pre-processing data for the generation of such models. The Earth Life and Semantic Web (ELSEWeb) project aims to create a semantic-based, open-source cyberinfrastructure to automate the ingestion of data by models. This paper describes the ontologies at the backbone of ELSEWeb that provide semantic bridges between environmental data sources and species distribution models.


  • Ontology
  • Data-to-model integration
  • Model web
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change

N. del Rio—Affiliated with the University of Texas at El Paso when producing this work.


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Villanueva-Rosales, N., del Rio, N., Pennington, D., Chavira, L.G. (2015). Semantic Bridges for Biodiversity Sciences. In: , et al. The Semantic Web - ISWC 2015. ISWC 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9367. Springer, Cham.

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