NIN News

Ipane Species Map Tool Released!

The Hudson River Watershed Mapper stems from a partnership between the Northeast Information Node of the National Biological Information Infrastructure ( NBII-NIN ) and The Beacon Institute. See more on our Maps and Geospatial Data page.


NBII-NIN has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to provide a WMS/WFS service for data collected in the Neversink River Watershed of Southeastern New York by The Nature Conservancy's Delaware River Basin Program. (see Services page )

Relations of Environmental Factors with Mussel-Species Richness in the Neversink River, New York

Effects of Habitat Characteristics and Water Quality on Macroinvertebrate Communities along the Neversink River in Southeastern New York, 1992 - 2001

Visit the Rockland Water Web Site, which addresses issues relating to Rockland County, NY's water supply and quality, including drought, development, contaminants, climate change, and desalinization.



Welcome to NBII Northeast Node

Various maps of the region
The NBII Northeast Information Node (NIN) Web site gives users—educators, resource managers, researchers, and the general public—easy access to the data resources and analysis tools they need to better understand, utilize, and protect the environmental resources of this region.

NIN’s scope is broad: from cataloging the health of New York City’s urban ecology to helping researchers and public officials build sustainable practices for the forests of Maine. The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is the lead partner for the development and management of the node. Some of our featured partners include:

  • Appalachian Trail MEGA-Transect
    The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) MEGA-Transect Web site provides a public-accessible clearinghouse for data and information resources related to the A.T. MEGA-Transect and the NBII-SAIN Appalachian Trail Environmental Monitoring Portal Community. Available through this site is background information on the A.T. Community and the MEGA-Transect, project information, and data resources for various environmental and social indicators along the Trail.
  • Vermont Center for Ecostudies
    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) is an independent research group dedicated to the understanding and conservation of wildlife. VCE biologists scale high peaks, paddle remote ponds, slog through wetlands, visit ordinary backyards, and traverse the Americas to study birds, insects, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife. Their findings inform scientists, policy makers, and members of the public about sound conservation goals and practices. Along the way, they involve more than 1,000 amateur “citizen scientists” from five countries to help in their work. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies is home to the Vermont Invertebrate Database Alliance, a searchable database of invertebrate specimens housed in various collections throughout Vermont.
  • The Beacon Institute
    The Beacon Institute, headquartered in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, New York, is a not-for-profit environmental research organization. Its mission is to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances research, education and public policy regarding rivers and estuaries. The Institute is working with the NBII NIN on the development of a Hudson River Watershed Data portal to serve as a repository and distribution center for a wide variety of information being collected on the environmental quality and biodiversity of the watershed.
  • University of Connecticut at Storrs, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
    The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) seeks to create a comprehensive Web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England, continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The NBII Northeast Information Node (NIN) is working with IPANE to host their online invasive species information system.
  • Wildlife Trust
    The strategic direction of the Wildlife Trust is to improve humankind's ability to save nature and protect ecological health in a world increasingly fragmented and dominated by humans. Internationally, the Wildlife Trust sees its most critical role in areas of the world where rapidly growing human populations put wildlife species at great risk, and where professional resources for conservation activity are limited.
  • Columbia University, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)
    The principal ecology and biodiversity unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) has as its mission to prepare the next generation of environmental leaders and to find long-term solutions to combat the loss of biological diversity and natural resource depletion, while meeting the needs of a growing worldwide human population. The NBII Northeast Information Node (NIN) and CERC have collaborated to develop the New York Area Biodiversity Research and Conservation Database (NYBD).
  • Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC)
    The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC) serves Vermont by developing an improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and interdisciplinary relationships between the physical, chemical, and biological components of Vermont's forests. The VMC promotes coordination of multi-disciplinary environmental monitoring and research activities among federal, state, university, and private-sector agencies that have common interests in the long-term health, management, and protection of our forests.

Enjoy exploring the Northeast Information Node of the NBII!

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