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Data overload can stand in the way of new discoveries in conservation efforts

Source: phys.org

When it comes to conservation, more data is better—except when it’s not.

Sometimes, the amount of data generated by scientists can be overwhelming. Today, more and more research is being dedicated to protecting animals, plants and critically important ecosystems. But this data overload can actually stand in the way of new discoveries needed that could inform conservation efforts.

J. Aaron Hogan, a Ph.D. student researching the ecology of tropical plants at FIU’s International Centre for Tropical Botany, wants to make sure this doesn’t happen. MORE

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