Access: The Official Newsletter of the National Biological Information Infrastructure

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Highlights From the Winter 2011 Access Newsletter

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Access Newsletter, Winter 2011 (Vol. 14, No. 1)

Winter 2011 (Vol. 14, No. 1)

ITIS Updates and Expands Its Coverage of Grasses

The Plants data in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System have been supplemented by data on grasses found in the Catalogue of New World Grasses (CNWG), a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian and the Missouri Botanical Garden. ITIS now includes all of the grasses in North, Central, and South America - more than 28,000 names, including most of the pan-tropical weeds – a large group of invasives.

Latest Enhancements to Butterfly and Moth Site Net Solid Gains for USGS

Users of the Butterflies and Moths of North America site have improved tools for rapid and accurate online submission of observational data and photographs, as well as Google map-based access to newly verified sighting data.

NBII Provides Leadership for Data Management Working Group

This new working group seeks to elevate the value and importance of data management throughout USGS by developing mechanisms for incorporating data management into USGS core science practices and values.

The Inouye Database: An Interactive Bibliography of Pollinator Publication

This new NBII database contains almost 10,000 bibliographic citations from articles and books published from 1793 to the present. It includes some obscure works on pollination biology, flowering phenology, plant demography, and plant-animal interactions such as ant-plant mutualisms, nectar robbing, and animal-mediated pollination.

For more on these and other issues, read the latest issue of Access.


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