Processing ERA-Interim dataset in ncdf using GDAL and GRASS GIS

Processing big data efficiently has become a necessity of the hour in ecological and climate change research. Now there are enormous number of public data available online, which demands high level of processing capabilities too.  In this post I will show you how we can process ESA-Interim data which is global atmospheric reanalysis from 1979 to present developed by ECMWF.

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Parasites and Biological Invasions: Parallels, interactions and control

A few slides from the “Fondazione Edmund Mach” journal club about the enlightening review by Dunn and Hatcher 2015 on the close link existing between parasites and biological invasions. Are parasites just a bizarre side effect of natural selection or they play the lead role in shaping ecosystems and food webs?
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Pathogens as drivers of species diversity in tropical forests

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Why is it so important to understand how and what determines species composition in natural ecosystemsHow do changes in climate, ecosystems due to pollution and other anthropogenic pressures affect the distribution of biodiversity?
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