Schematic summarizing the translation between biodiversity and biodiversity data, and how those data “leak,” and get lost and degraded, such that only a small subset is available as usable data for science and policy applications. Note that the particular sequence of steps is not set, and may indeed vary significantly from region to region, taxon to taxon, or source to source.

  Part of: Townsend Peterson A, Asase A, Canhos D, de Souza S, Wieczorek J (2018) Data Leakage and Loss in Biodiversity Informatics. Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e26826.