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ORNIS - ORNithology Information System
Title: ORNIS - ORNithology Information System
Creator: Peterson, Town [Curator & ORNIS PI]; Cicero, Carla [Curator and ORNIS PI]; Wieczorek, John [ORNIS and MaNIS Lead Programmer]
Publisher: University of Kansas / Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center
Abstract: Over 5 million bird specimens are housed in North American collections, documenting the composition, distribution, ecology, and systematics of the world's estimated 10,000-16,000 bird species. Millions of additional observational records are held in diverse data sets. ORNIS addresses the urgent call for increased access to these data in an open and collaborative manner, and involves development of a suite of online software tools for data analysis and error-checking. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, expands on existing infrastructure developed for distributed mammal (MaNIS), amphibian and reptile (HerpNet), and fish (FishNet) databases. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: ORNIS / ORNithology Information System / bird specimens / specimen records / taxonomy index / geographic index / observational records / distributed databases / biodiversity / search ORNIS data / georeferencing / DIGIR
Subject: Classification in zoology (590.12);
Museums, collections, exhibits (590.74);
Birds (598)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: database
Resource type: Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2012-01-18
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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