Gathering, organizing and accessing data for use in bird conservation across the Americas

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Edited by: Terrell D. Rich


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The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Monitoring Subcommittee (2007) identified the need for a comprehensive plan for integrating and managing bird population monitoring data, and to adapt this as an integral component for improving monitoring activities across North America. While the Subcommittee provided a basic framework to begin development of this data management strategy, input from stakeholders is needed to identify data management needs and the technical capacity necessary to solve those challenges. We organized a session at the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference to solicit input from session participants from across the Americas and identify their data management needs. Session speakers and participants provided examples of the challenges encountered with data management and how the Internet is increasingly used to provide access to the data needed for bird conservation decisions. Input provided during the session indicated that data management needs extended beyond technology to include scientifi c, conservation, social, institutional, and cultural issues. Because data management is intricately related to all aspects of bird conservation, a coordination process that elevates the importance of data management within the bird conservation community is needed, in addition to improving data management associated with bird population monitoring programs. Development of a comprehensive data management strategy for bird population monitoring data would help address the needs and challenges identified during this session.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Gathering, organizing and accessing data for use in bird conservation across the Americas
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher Partners in Flight
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Tundra to tropics: Connecting birds, habitats and people, proceedings of the fourth International Partners in Flight Conference
First page 388
Last page 393
Conference Title Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference
Conference Location McAllen, Texas
Conference Date February 13-16 2008
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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