Biodiversity Databases

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Computing and database management has shifted from cottage industry-style methods - the small independent researcher keeping records for a particular project - to state-of-the-art file storage systems, presentation, and distribution over the Internet. New and emerging techniques for recognition, compilation, and data management have made managing data a discipline in its own right. Covering all aspects of this data management, Biodiversity Databases: Techniques, Politics, and Applications brings together input from social scientists, programmers, database designers, and information specialists to delineate the political setting and give institutions platforms for the dissemination of taxonomic information.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)p. 1
The European Network for Biodiversity Informationp. 5
Networking Taxonomic Concepts - Uniting without 'Unitary-ism'p. 13
Networking Biological Collections Databases: Building a European Infrastructurep. 23
A Comparison between Morphometric and Artificial Neural Network Approaches to the Automated Species Recognition Problem in Systematicsp. 37
Automated Extraction of Biodiversity Data from Taxonomic Descriptionsp. 63
The Grid and Biodiversity Informaticsp. 83
LIAS - An Interactive Database System for Structured Descriptive Data of Ascomycetesp. 99
Linking Biodiversity Databases: Preparing Species Diversity Information Sources by Assembling, Merging and Linking Databasesp. 111
Priority Areas for Rattan Conservation on Borneop. 129
Indexp. 181
Systematics Association Publicationsp. 18
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