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Dr Costello, Mark


Mark has been involved in species databases development since he led the European Register of Marine Species from 1999. VLIZ became the host of ERMS. Mark wrote the data management component of MarBEF with VLIZ which led to its development and the platform to build WoRMS. He has been involved in Species 2000 (Team member) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (Vice chair Science Committee) and was the first Chair of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) until 2008. WoRMS has become widely used as the most scholarly source of information on marine species. The growth of WoRMS, both in the number of people involved and complexity of content, is posing new challenges in management, cooperation and presentation of the content. However, this increases the usefulness and importance of WoRMS to the scientific community. The role of the SC is critical as it represents the Editorial Board which holds the Intellectual Property Rights to the WoRMS database content and must lead its development. On the SC, Mark would encourage greater engagement of the SC with editors and a participatory, patient, consensus building approach to WoRMS development.

Taxonomic term: Amphipoda [WoRMS]

Institutes (3)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Nord University; Faculty of Bioscience and Aquaculture, more
  • Direct contact at institute:
  • Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe), more
  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more
  • Function: Taxonomic editor

Previous institutes (2)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • University of Auckland; Leigh Marine Laboratory, more
  • Function: Academic staff
  • WoRMS Steering Committee (SC), more
  • From 2007
    Period: till Aug 2019

Projects (7)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure, more
  • A register of marine species in Europe to facilitate marine biodiversity research and management, more
  • Atlantic coral ecosystem study, more
  • Bringing biogeographical data online, more
  • Creating a long term infrastructure for marine biodiversity research in the European Economic Area and the Newly Associated States, more
  • ELectronic conference on MARine Biodiversity in Europe, more
  • Implementation and networking of large-scale long-term marine biodiversity research in Europe, more

Datasets (7)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Allen D., Beckett B., Brophy J., Costello M.J., Emblow C., Maciejewska B., McCrea M., Nash R., Penk M. & Tierney A. (2009) Marine species recorded in Ireland during field surveys by EcoServe, Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd., more
  • Costello M.J. Distribution of amphipod Crustacea in Ireland., more
  • ERMS 2.0: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2008). European Register of Marine Species. Http://www.marbef.org/data/erms.php. Accessed on yyyy-mm-dd. [previously: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Emblow, C.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2004). European Register of Marine Species. Available online at http://www.marbef.org/data/erms.php. Consulted on [date]., more
  • ERMS 1.0: Data from ERMS: European Register of Marine Species Database http://www.marbef.org/data/erms.php searched on dd/mm/yyyy., more
  • WAD: Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Copilaș-Ciocianu, D.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M.J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J.M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A.R.; Serejo, C.; Souza-Filho, J.F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.D.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Valls Domedel, G.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2024). World Amphipoda Database. Accessed at https://www.marinespecies.org/amphipoda on yyyy-mm-dd, more
  • Picton, B.E., C.S. Emblow, C.C. Morrow, E.M. Sides, P. Tierney, D. McGrath, G. McGeough, M. McCrea,P. Dinneen, J. Falvey, S. Dempsey, J. Dowse, and M. J. Costello, 1999: Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland. Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, more
  • WRiMS: Rius, M.; Ahyong, S.; Costello, M. J.; Galil, B. S.; Gollasch, S.; Hutchings, P.; Katsanevakis, S.; Lejeusne, C.; Marchini, A.; Occhipinti, A.; Pagad, S.; Poore, G. C. B; Robinson, T. B.; Sterrer, W.; Turon, X.; Willan, R. C.; Zhan, A. (2022). World Register of Introduced Marine Species (WRiMS). Accessed at https://www.marinespecies.org/introduced on yyyy-mm-dd, more

Publications (199)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
A1 Publications (124) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (8) [show]
Books (8) [show]
Book chapters (28) [show]
Abstracts (15) [show]
Reports (3) [show]
Other publications (13) [show]

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