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Supporting Synthesis Science with DataONE II

Giancarlo Sadoti

Giancarlo Sadoti is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) with a background in biogeography and avian ecology. He currently researches the ecology of birds in the southwestern U.S. and the climatology and ecology of Alaska. His interest in interning with DataONE follows nearly a decade of interest in the utility of long-term, public, museum, and citizen-science data sets to investigations of environmental change. Giancarlo holds a BA from Prescott College, an MS in Environmental Science and Wildlife Resources from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in Geography from UNR.

Project Description: 

Obtaining metrics on the usage of DataONE for development of published research is challenging. Products of synthesis research appropriately cite the data objects and the repository in which they are hosted, but not the method through which they discovered the data.

This project will conduct a systematic review of published Earth and environmental science material that are synthesis papers. From this set of papers, we will identify the cohort of data used, the data repository in which it is located and explore if those data are currently exposed within DataONE. This will enable us to demonstrate the percentage of synthesis papers that could have been completed using data currently found in DataONE and also identify additional data repositories that DataONE might seek to include as part of the network.

Primary Mentor: 
Megan Mach
Secondary Mentor: 
Amber Budden