Googling trends in conservation biology.

  title={Googling trends in conservation biology.},
  author={Rapha{\"e}l Proulx and Philippe Massicotte and Marc P{\'e}pino},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={28 1},
Web-crawling approaches, that is, automated programs data mining the internet to obtain information about a particular process, have recently been proposed for monitoring early signs of ecosystem degradation or for establishing crop calendars. However, lack of a clear conceptual and methodological framework has prevented the development of such approaches within the field of conservation biology. Our objective was to illustrate how Google Trends, a freely accessible web-crawling engine, can be… CONTINUE READING
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