Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Discussion: Application of Data Visualisation for Sustainable Biodiversity: Deriving Useful Knowledge and Insights from Heterogeneous Data
Jitendra Gaikwad, Pawandeep Kaur, Friederike Klan

Building: CTEC
Room: Auditorium
Date: 2016-12-08 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Last modified: 2016-11-24


Data visualisation plays a crucial role in communicating complex and diverse information due to its ability to condense large amount of information in understandable form.  Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the field of scientific data visualisation and its increased use at different stages of the research data lifecycle. In the recent past, biodiversity scientists have started to exploit the power of data visualisation to gain insights and comprehend multidimensional biodiversity data. However, due to limited data visualisation skills and awareness, many biodiversity scientists are unable to intimately interact with the data to gain deeper insights and communicate the outcomes effectively. Despite the presence of advanced and sophisticated tools, smart use of scientific data visualisations to produce informative, engaging and unbiased visualisations illustrating deeper links, have received little attention in the field of biodiversity science.

This discussion will be based on understanding the requirements, usage implications and issues faced by biodiversity scientists in the data visualization development process. We are also gathering this information via survey available at: