Table 4

Rank of selected countries according to their Biodiversity Informatics Potential Index

Rank

Country

ISO

BIP Index

RRS (%)


1

UNITED STATES

USA

0.4298

97

2

BRAZIL

BRA

0.4211

94

3

FRANCE

FRA

0.4123

98

4

JAPAN

JPN

0.4108

99

5

AUSTRALIA

AUS

0.4069

96

6

CANADA

CAN

0.3996

97

7

SPAIN

ESP

0.3981

99

8

SWEDEN

SWE

0.3930

98

9

NEW ZEALAND

NZL

0.3928

94

10

MEXICO

MEX

0.3909

100

11

UNITED KINGDOM

GBR

0.3886

97

12

GERMANY

DEU

0.3840

98

13

ITALY

ITA

0.3832

98

14

NETHERLANDS

NLD

0.3730

97

15

NORWAY

NOR

0.3692

93

16

FINLAND

FIN

0.3689

97

17

DENMARK

DNK

0.3620

98

18

SOUTH AFRICA

ZAF

0.3610

97

19

TURKEY

TUR

0.3585

98

20

BELIZE

BLZ

0.3509

82

21

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

KOR

0.3443

94

22

COLOMBIA

COL

0.3439

100

23

BAHAMAS

BHS

0.3414

77

24

SAUDI ARABIA

SAU

0.3395

87

25

INDIA

IND

0.3354

94

26

ARGENTINA

ARG

0.3353

97

27

CHILE*

CHL

0.3349

99

28

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

RUS

0.3301

93

29

MALAYSIA

MYS

0.3284

92

30

BELGIUM

BEL

0.3278

96

31

POLAND

POL

0.3264

99

32

THAILAND

THA

0.3258

96

33

IRELAND

IRL

0.3249

96

34

AUSTRIA

AUT

0.3174

96

35

GREECE

GRC

0.3148

99

36

SWITZERLAND

CHE

0.3130

93

37

CHINA

CHN

0.3101

96

38

PORTUGAL

PRT

0.3089

97

39

PERU

PER

0.3057

98

40

COSTA RICA

CRI

0.3031

98

41

FIJI

FJI

0.3015

78

42

PANAMA

PAN

0.2996

97

43

VENEZUELA

VEN

0.2963

95

44

ECUADOR

ECU

0.2947

99

45

SURINAME

SUR

0.2927

77

46

BARBADOS

BRB

0.2908

76

47

INDONESIA

IDN

0.2898

94

48

PHILIPPINES

PHL

0.2885

97

49

MYANMAR

MMR

0.2854

77

50

PAKISTAN

PAK

0.2840

98

51

ETHIOPIA

ETH

0.2831

91

52

IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)

IRN

0.2829

93

53

CZECH REPUBLIC

CZE

0.2768

92

54

ICELAND

ISL

0.2759

93

55

HUNGARY

HUN

0.2741

96

56

ANGOLA

AGO

0.2721

83

57

VIET NAM

VNM

0.2717

94

58

ROMANIA

ROM

0.2676

76

59

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DOM

0.2639

97

60

PARAGUAY

PRY

0.2636

94

61

GUATEMALA

GTM

0.2634

95

62

GUYANA

GUY

0.2610

76

63

LITHUANIA

LTU

0.2598

91

64

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

ARE

0.2594

79

65

NICARAGUA

NIC

0.2574

95

66

MOROCCO

MAR

0.2553

99

67

URUGUAY

URY

0.2539

97

68

ISRAEL

ISR

0.2538

87

69

EL SALVADOR

SLV

0.2510

91

70

NIGERIA

NGA

0.2506

87

71

NAMIBIA

NAM

0.2478

91

72

BANGLADESH

BGD

0.2414

92

73

ESTONIA

EST

0.2409

93

74

UKRAINE

UKR

0.2389

94

75

JAMAICA

JAM

0.2386

92

76

CYPRUS

CYP

0.2375

89

77

KENYA

KEN

0.2364

96

78

OMAN

OMN

0.2306

90

79

KAZAKHSTAN

KAZ

0.2303

87

80

TANZANIA

TZA

0.2289

93

81

MAURITIUS

MUS

0.2280

85

82

COMOROS

COM

0.2276

75

83

HONDURAS

HND

0.2274

97

84

ZAMBIA

ZMB

0.2273

91

85

MOZAMBIQUE

MOZ

0.2262

89

86

LATVIA

LVA

0.2256

95

87

ALGERIA

DZA

0.2249

95

88

EGYPT

EGY

0.2240

97

89

SLOVAKIA (SLOVAK REPUBLIC)

SVK

0.2228

91

90

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

BRN

0.2220

79

91

LUXEMBOURG

LUX

0.2191

86

92

SRI LANKA

LKA

0.2187

97

93

CROATIA

HRV

0.2164

90

94

SUDAN

SDN

0.2123

93

95

GABON

GAB

0.2098

88

96

SINGAPORE

SGP

0.2064

90

97

GHANA

GHA

0.2045

97

98

MALTA

MLT

0.2044

84

99

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

SYR

0.2044

91

100

IRAQ

IRQ

0.2037

82

101

CAMEROON

CMR

0.2028

96

102

HAITI

HTI

0.2028

82

103

TUNISIA

TUN

0.2018

93

104

BOLIVIA

BOL

0.1992

96

105

COTE D'IVOIRE

CIV

0.1961

89

106

NEPAL

NPL

0.1960

88

107

SLOVENIA

SVN

0.1956

92

108

BELARUS

BLR

0.1922

87

109

UGANDA

UGA

0.1903

81

110

BULGARIA

BGR

0.1900

97

111

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

TTO

0.1897

90

112

MADAGASCAR

MDG

0.1892

87

113

BAHRAIN

BHR

0.1888

78

114

ZIMBABWE

ZWE

0.1867

88

115

LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA

LBY

0.1847

78

116

GUINEA

GIN

0.1831

82

117

MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF

MKD

0.1672

83

118

SIERRA LEONE

SLE

0.1667

78

119

MONGOLIA

MNG

0.1656

88

120

BOTSWANA

BWA

0.1649

91

121

TOGO

TGO

0.1643

87

122

LEBANON

LBN

0.1641

92

123

MAURITANIA

MRT

0.1636

76

124

UZBEKISTAN

UZB

0.1631

80

125

SENEGAL

SEN

0.1625

98

126

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

CAF

0.1606

76

127

KUWAIT

KWT

0.1598

81

128

JORDAN

JOR

0.1583

94

129

YEMEN

YEM

0.1580

90

130

CAMBODIA

KHM

0.1562

91

131

ALBANIA

ALB

0.1526

92

132

MALI

MLI

0.1524

80

133

BENIN

BEN

0.1521

90

134

GEORGIA

GEO

0.1508

89

135

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

BIH

0.1491

78

136

MALAWI

MWI

0.1485

83

137

GAMBIA

GMB

0.1469

80

138

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF

MDA

0.1450

87

139

AZERBAIJAN

AZE

0.1417

89

140

CONGO

COG

0.1337

91

141

TAJIKISTAN

TJK

0.1309

86

142

GUINEA-BISSAU

GNB

0.1293

75

143

NIGER

NER

0.1246

79

144

ARMENIA

ARM

0.1215

85

145

KYRGYZSTAN

KGZ

0.1153

90

146

ERITREA

ERI

0.1134

75

147

BURKINA FASO

BFA

0.1009

79

148

RWANDA

RWA

0.0987

82

149

TURKMENISTAN

TKM

0.0970

78

150

LESOTHO

LSO

0.0841

75

151

DJIBOUTI

DJI

0.0575

78


Bold, countries participating in GBIF; italics, countries with a moderate relative reliability score (RRS < 90%), which may affect BIP Index ranking. Countries for which the relative reliability score was lower than 75% are not included. RRS is the percentage of variables required in the BIP Index model that exist for the country (higher is better). ISO: ISO 3166-1-alpha-3 country codes [23]. *Chile became participant country after the BIP Index was calculated, and its dataset was therefore not used in the MRA for the model parameters.

AriƱo et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12(Suppl 15):S4   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-S15-S4

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