Preface: Georeferenced Freshwater Biodiversity Data

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The special issue on “Georeferenced freshwater biodiversity data”, sponsored by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), has the aim of mobilising georeferenced data on freshwater organisms to become openly accessible.



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Kamburska, Lyudmila, Diego Fontaneto, Michela Rogora, and Dmitry Schigel. 2023. “Preface: Georeferenced Freshwater Biodiversity Data”. Journal of Limnology 82 (s1).