DataONE Webinar Series: A story of data won, data lost and data re-found
A story of data won, data lost and data re-found: the realities of ecological data preservation
Successful maintenance and accessibility of ecological data enables comprehension of the nature and causes of ecosystem change and makes informed action possible. However, much valuable data are not in institutional hands, and there are many pitfalls of non-institutional ecological data conservation. Interruptions to custodianship, outdated media, lost knowledge and the continuous evolution of species names makes conservation of such data challenging.
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