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Brandon S Serna


Science Analytics and Synthesis

Email: bserna@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 303-202-4227
ORCID: 0000-0002-5284-6230

Supervisor: Vivian B Hutchison
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Identifying, extracting, and mobilizing information from current and historical literature is a time-consuming part of organizing and collating synthetic data productions. This project explored the use of algorithm-based methods to identify and extract occurrence information from the GeoDeepDive (GDD) literature database to support upkeep of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) data. The GeoDeepDive API was extended to include query capabilities on terms from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). This functionality helped support identification of literature mentioning/focusing on species that are tracked by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. These methods were paired with algorithms to...
The Research Reference Library is an experimental top-level system collection in ScienceBase designed to provide an alternative organization to data assets cataloged in ScienceBase. It was inspired by the development of the Biogeographic Information System and is a virtual component of that framework. The experimental aspect of this for ScienceBase is the overall flattening of the hierarchical system, which has become entirely too complex over time. The Research Reference Library houses research references; generally, scientific papers and other information assets. In general citation records point to and use authoritative identifiers like DOIs and contain information directly from those sources and cached in...
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