Research Interests

Biodiversity Informatics, Citizen Science


  1. Shirey, V., Larsen, E., Doherty, A., Kim, C. A., Al-Sulaiman, F. T., Hinolan, J. D., Itliong, M. G. A., Naive, M. A. K., Ku, M., Belitz, M., Jeschke, G., Barve, V., Lamas, G., Kawahara, A. Y., Guralnick, R., Pierce, N. E., Lohman, D. J., & Ries, L. (2022). LepTraits 1.0 A globally comprehensive dataset of butterfly traits. Scientific Data, 9(1). DOI:10.1038/s41597-022-01473-5 Available from

  2. Nuñez-Penichet, C., Cobos, M. E., Soberón, J., Gueta, T., Barve, N., Barve, V., Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G., Peterson, A. T. (2022). Selection of sampling sites for biodiversity inventory: Effects of environmental and geographical considerations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.13869 Available from

  3. Vattakaven, T., Barve, V. , Ramaswami, G., Singh, P., Jagannathan, S. and Dhandapani, B. 2022. Best Practices for Data Management in Citizen Science - An Indian Outlook. Biodiversity Informatics. 17, (Apr. 2022). DOI:10.17161/bi.v17i.16441 Available from

  4. Marsh, C. J., Sica, Y. V., Burgin, C. J., Dorman, W. A., Anderson, R. C., Toro Mijares I. D., Vigneron J. G., Barve V., et al. (2022). Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities. Journal of Biogeography. DOI:10.1111/jbi.14330 Available from

  5. Pinkert, S., Barve, V., Guralnick, R., & Jetz, W. (2022). Global geographical and latitudinal variation in butterfly species richness captured through a comprehensive country-level occurrence database. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 31, 830– 839. DOI:10.1111/geb.13475 Available from

  6. Brenskelle, L., Barve, V., Majure, L.C. et al. Analyzing a phenological anomaly in Yucca of the southwestern United States. Sci Rep 11, 20819 (2021). DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-00265-y Available from

  7. Michael W. Belitz, Vijay Barve, Joshua R. Doby, Maggie M. Hantak, Elise A. Larsen, Daijiang Li, Jessica A. Oswald, Neeka Sewnath, Mitchell Walters, Narayani Barve, Kamala Earl, Nicholas Gardner, Robert P. Guralnick, Brian J. Stucky, Climate drivers of adult insect activity are conditioned by life history traits. Ecology Letters, 2021 DOI:10.1111/ele.13889 Available from

  8. Grace J Di Cecco, Vijay Barve, Michael W Belitz, Brian J Stucky, Robert P Guralnick, Allen H Hurlbert, Observing the Observers: How Participants Contribute Data to iNaturalist and Implications for Biodiversity Science, BioScience, 2021 DOI:10.1093/biosci/biab093 Available from

  9. Owens, H.L., Merow, C., Maitner, B.S., Kass, J.M., Barve, V. and Guralnick, R.P. (2021), occCite: Tools for querying and managing large biodiversity occurrence datasets. Ecography. DOI:10.1111/ecog.05618 Available from

  10. Earl C., Belitz M., Laffan S., Barve V., Barve N., Soltis D., Allen J., Soltis P., Mishler B., Kawahara A., Guralnick R.,(2021), Spatial phylogenetics of butterflies in relation to environmental drivers and angiosperm diversity across North America. in iScience. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102239 Available from

  11. Shirey, V., Belitz, M.W., Barve, V. and Guralnick, R. (2021), A complete inventory of North American butterfly occurrence data: narrowing data gaps, but increasing bias. in Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05396 Available from

  12. Li, D., Barve, N., Brenskelle, L., Earl, K., Barve, V., Belitz, M.W., Doby, J., Hantak, M.M., Oswald, J.A., Stucky, B.J., Walters, M. and Guralnick, R.P. (2020) Climate, urbanization, and species traits interactively drive flowering duration. In Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15461 Available from

  13. Venugopalan Nair S.N., Ved D. K., Ravikumar K., Tabassum I. F., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Somasekhar B. S., Sangeetha Sathya, Barve V., Naveen S., Unnikrishnan P. M., Shankar D. (2020) Indian Medicinal Plants Database (IMPLAD) and Threatened Medicinal Plants of India. In: Rajasekharan P., Wani S. (eds) Conservation and Utilization of Threatened Medicinal Plants. Springer DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-39793-7_3 Available from

  14. Osorio‐Olvera, L., Lira‐Noriega, A., Soberón, J., Townsend Peterson, A., Falconi, M., Contreras‐Díaz, R.G., Martínez‐Meyer, E., Barve, V. and Barve, N. (2020), ntbox: an R package with graphical user interface for modeling and evaluating multidimensional ecological niches. Methods Ecol Evol. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13452 Available from

  15. Hannah Owens, Vivian Ribeiro, Erin Saupe, Marlon E. Cobos, Peter Hosner, Jacob Cooper, Abdallah Samy, Vijay Barve, Narayani Barve, Carlos Munoz, and A.Townsend Peterson “ Acknowledging uncertainty in evolutionary reconstructions of ecological niches” Ecology and Evolution Volume 10 Issue 14 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6359 Available from

  16. Vijay Barve, Laura Brenskelle, Daijiang Li, Brian Stucky, Narayani Barve, Maggie Hantak, Bryan McLean, et al. “Methods for Broad-Scale Plant Phenology Assessments Using Citizen Scientists’ Photographs.” Applications in Plant Sciences. DOI: 10.1002/aps3.11315 Available from

  17. Barve, Vijay, Laura Brenskelle, Daijiang Li, Brian Stucky, Narayani Barve, Maggie Hantak, Bryan McLean, et al. “Methods for Broad-Scale Plant Phenology Assessments Using Citizen Scientists’ Photographs.” BioRxiv, September 1, 2019. DOI:10.1101/754275. Available from

  18. Pablo Peña-Aguilera, Lidia Burguillo-Madrid, Vijay Barve, Pedro Aragón and Alberto Jiménez-Valverde (2019), Niche segregation in Iberian Argiope species. Journal of Arachnology Volume 47 Number 1 pp 37-44 DOI:10.1636/0161-8202-47.1.37 Available from

  19. Jiménez‐Valverde, A. , Peña‐Aguilera, P. , Barve, V. and Burguillo‐Madrid, L. (2019), Photo‐sharing platforms key for characterising niche and distribution in poorly studied taxa. Insect Conservation and Diversity. DOI:10.1111/icad.12351 Available from

  20. Stucky B, Balhoff J, Barve N, Barve V, Brenskelle L, Brush M, Dahlem G, Gilbert J, Kawahara A, Keller O, Lucky A, Mayhew P, Plotkin D, Seltmann K, Talamas E, Vaidya G, Walls R, Yoder M, Zhang G, Guralnick R (2019) Developing a vocabulary and ontology for modeling insect natural history data: example data, use cases, and competency questions. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33303. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.7.e33303 Available from

  21. Ingenloff K., Hensz C.M., Anamza T., Barve V., Campbell L.P., Cooper J.C., Komp E., Jimenez L., Olson K. V, Osorio-olvera L., Owens H.L., Peterson A.T., Samy A.M., Simo M., & Sobero J. (2017) Predictable invasion dynamics in North American populations of the Eurasian collared dove Streptopelia decaocto. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society B, 20171157. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2017.1157 Available from

  22. Barve V., Otegui J. bdvis: visualizing biodiversity data in R. 2016. Bioinformatics DOI:10.1093/bioinformatics/btw333 Available from

  23. Manthey JD, Campbell LP, Saupe EE, Soberón J, Hensz CM, Myers CE, et al. A test of niche centrality as a determinant of population trends and conservation status in threatened and endangered North American birds. Endanger Species Res. 2015;26:201–8. DOI:10.3354/esr00646 Available from

  24. Hanssen F, Mathur VB, Athreya V, Barve V, Bhardwaj R, Boumans L, et al. Capacity building for Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) [Internet]. Final report 2014: Indo- Norwegian pilot project on capacity building in biodiversity informatics for enhanced decision making, improved nature conservation and sustainable development. Trondheim; 2014 DOI:10.5281/zenodo.999027 Available from

  25. Barve V. Discovering and developing primary biodiversity data from social networking sites: A novel approach. Ecological Informatics. 2014. 24:194–9. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.08.008 Available from

  26. Brown JC, Hanley E, Bergtold J, Caldas M, Barve V, Peterson D, et al. Ethanol plant location and intensification vs. extensification of corn cropping in Kansas. Applied Geography. 2014;53:141–8. DOI:10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.05.021 Available from

  27. Morris RA, Barve V, Carausu M, Chavan V, Cuadra J, Freeland C, et al. Discovery and publishing of primary biodiversity data associated with multimedia resources: the Audubon Core strategies and approaches. Biodiversity Informatics. 2013;8(2):185–97. DOI: 10.17161/bi.v8i2.4117 Available from

  28. EE Saupe, V Barve, CE Myers, J Soberón, N Barve, CM Hensz, et al. Variation in niche and distribution model performance: The need for a priori assessment of key causal factors. Ecological Modelling. 2012;237:11–22. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.04.001Available from

  29. Barve N, Barve V, Jiménez-Valverde A, Lira-Noriega A, Maher SP, Peterson A. T, et al. The crucial role of the accessible area in ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Ecological Modelling. Elsevier B.V.; 2011 Jun;222(11):1810–9. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.02.011 Available from

  30. Barve V, Chaboo CS. A specialized carabid larval predator of an adult toad in India (Coleoptera: Carabidae; Anura: Bufonidae: Duttaphrynus Frost). Herpetol Rev. 2011;42(1).
  31. Ved D. K., Barve Vijay, Noorunnisa Begum S., Latha R. Eco-distribution mapping of the priority medicinal plants of southern India . Current Science. 1998;75(3):205–8. Available from
  32. Suma TS, Ved DK, Barve V, Supriya M, Sangeetha S, B S. Cultivating urban ambassadors for nature. Roots Educcational Review. 2007;4(1). Available from