Showing posts with label taxonomies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label taxonomies. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) San Diego EcoInformatics Expands MultiTaxa Database

The USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) San Diego EcoInformatics group is continuing to expand the Multi-Taxa database by working with partners outside of the region. Datasets from the Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) and National Park Service (NPS) are being evaluated for inclusion into the database. The partnership with the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program is continuing as we work toward integrating BIOS and the USGS MTX into their data management practices. For Further Information Contact the USGS San Diego Field Station.

(Photo: Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia). (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Offers Additional Butterfly Data

Working with butterfly specialists nationwide, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) (a vital USGS-NBII component) has recently made a large quantity of new information on North American butterflies available. More than 3,600 scientific names and 1,000 common names for more than 800 species and 1,600 subspecies are now included. The comprehensive list contains both scientific and common names with associated data for this important group that includes numerous pollinators and endangered species as well as some invasive species. For more information, visit the ITIS website.

(Photo: A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) feeding on a thistle flower. Photo Credit: Elizabeth A. Sellers/

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Discover Life's New Online Journal

Invasive Species Information Node (ISIN) partner Discover Life has launched an online journal called Proceedings of Life that is interactive, peer-reviewed, and free to all users. It will provide authors with a means to get academic credit and a permanent scientific citation for building and maintaining high-quality databases on the Web. The publication will use natural language processing and other software tools to allow authors to process documents and databases rapidly into interactive publications. Invasive species, taxonomy, and climate change are just a few of the areas that are anticipated to fall within the scope of this data-rich journal.