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Indian GBIF award winner explores data from social networking

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Indian GBIF award winner explores data from social networking

A PhD student from India looking at the potential for social networking sites to provide valuable biodiversity data has been selected as a winner of the GBIF Young Researchers Award.

Vijay Barve is a research fellow at the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) in Bangalore, and a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas, United States. He is one of the two 2014 winners of the €4,000 award, granted annually to graduate students demonstrating research innovation and originality, the potential for significant contributions to biodiversity science, and the creative use of data published through GBIF.

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