BioVeL provides workflows for the processing of data in major areas of biodiversity research: ecological niche modelling, ecosystem functioning, and taxonomy.
We offer several families of workflows:
- Data Refinement
- Ecological Niche Modelling
- Ecosystem Modelling
- Population Modelling
AND POLICY MAKERS
You need scientific results from data to understand complex biodiversity issues in order to make the right decisions. BioVeL provides you with easy tools to help you process data toward decision making. Our network of scientists and engineers will also support you in using our tools.
Here are examples of case studies using BioVeL products toward decision making.
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"A semi-automated workflow for biodiversity data retrieval, cleaning, and quality control"
Cherian Mathew, Anton Güntsch, Matthias Obst, Saverio Vicario, Robert Haines, Alan R. Williams, Yde de Jong, Carole Goble
The compilation and cleaning of data needed for analyses and prediction of species distributions is a time consuming process requiring a solid understanding of data formats and service APIs provided by biodiversity informatics infrastructures. We designed and implemented a Taverna-based Data Refinement Workflow which integrates taxonomic data retrieval, data cleaning, and data selection into a consistent, standards-based, and effective system hiding the complexity of underlying service infrastructures. The workflow can be freely used both locally and through a web-portal which does not require additional software installations by users.
biodiversity informatics, web services, workflows, service oriented architecture, data cleaning, e-Science
Towards a better understanding of Apis mellifera and Varroa destructor microbiomes: introducing ‘phyloh’ as a novel phylogenetic diversity
A. Sandionigi, S. Vicario, E. M. Prosdocimi, A. Galimberti, E. Ferri, A. Bruno, B. Balech, V. Mezzasalma and M. Casiraghi
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2014, DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12341 download
This article shows an application of PhyloH (a software for phylogenetic diversity analysis) to compare the microbiome of bee's larvae and its parasite Varroa destructror. The approach takes full advantage of the repeated comparison by this experimental design that identifies the stable difference across the 21 pairs of microbiome of the larvae and its parasite. The BioVeL workflow packages together the python parser for the input file in QIIME format with the call to the web service that hosted the program to perform the analysis.
BioVeL's Friend MyOSD would like to engage the public to join its OSD Citizen Science campaign (MyOSD) by collecting important environmental data like latitude, longitude, temperature, wind speed and others. This data help the scientist to get a better understanding of the world’s oceans. It is important that many people contribute on the same day.
The next OSD & MyOSD is planned for June 2015.
For more information: http://www.microb3.eu/myosd