Hardisty, A., & Roberts, D. (2013). A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: challenges and priorities. BMC Ecology, 13(1), 16. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-16
Here are their 12 recommendations (with some comments of my own):
Food for thought. I suspect we will see the gaggle of biodiversity informatics projects will seek to align themselves with some of these goals, carving up the territory. Sadly, we have yet to find a way to coalesce critical mass around tackling these challenges. It's a cliché, but I can't help thinking "what would Google do?" or, more, precisely, "what would a Google of biodiversity look like?"