In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
About the Node
Southeastern United States Shaded Relief Map [Image: U.S. Geological Survey National Map]
What is the Southeast Information Node?
The Southeast Information Node (SEIN) is a collaborative group working to
improve access to biodiversity data
in the Southeast United States including
high-quality biological databases, information products, and analytical tools
maintained by partners including state, federal, and non-government organizations.
What is the Southeast Region's Purpose?
As a geographic focus within the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Informatics Program, the Southeast regional focus uses
index, manage, and visualize biological
making it more accessible and interoperable for environmental policy/management
decision-making, research, and education.
Southeast Region Service Area
The Southeast regional focus connects data concerning the biological resources of states within the southeastern U.S. including
Florida, North Carolina and
Southeast Region Fact Sheet
Expanded from an initial focus on the Southern Appalachian region, the Southeast Information Node (SEIN) works to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem information for researchers, natural resource managers, and other environmental decision-makers. Collaboration with state, federal, and non-government organizations yields increased access to accurate, science-based information addressing an array of critical concerns including climate change and land use change, rare species and ecosystems, water resources, fire ecology, and environmental health.
The fact sheet linked below is under revision to reflect the strategic expansion from a Southern Appalachian focus to a broader Southeastern U.S. focus. The new fact sheet will be posted here soon.
Land areas can be categorized into ecological regions, or ecoregions, based on characteristics such as geology, land surface characteristics, vegetation, climate, soils, land use, wildlife, and hydrology. Southeastern U.S. ecoregions include: