The field guide, rebooted

  title={The field guide, rebooted},
  author={Gregory R. Goldsmith},
  pages={594 - 594}
Identifying species in the field? There's an app for that. Map of Life joins a small but growing number of mobile applications seeking to reimagine the field guide by combining big data and mobile technology. Reviewer Gregory R. Goldsmith takes the app for a test drive, breaking down its pros, cons, and its potential for attracting a new generation of ecologists. 
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Estimating local biodiversity change: a critique of papers claiming no net loss of local diversity.
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Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations
The unified concept presented links disparate data to downstream uses and informs a vision for species population monitoring in which data collection is closely integrated with models and infrastructure to support effective biodiversity assessment.
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