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Resource:ORNIS

Name: Resource:ORNIS
Description:

ORNIS is a database of bird specimens as well as a portal to connect the academic and museum communities involved with studying birds. This project expands on existing infrastructure developed for distributed mammal (MaNIS), amphibian and reptile (HerpNet), and fish (FishNet) databases.

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 expands on existing infrastructure developed for distributed mammal (MaNIS), amphibian and reptile (HerpNet), and fish (FishNet) databases. Improved access to avian data sets will allow predictive uses to reveal patterns and processes of evolutionary and ecological phenomena that have not been apparent heretofore. Along with similar infrastructures for other vertebrate groups, it also will enable detailed and synthetic knowledge of the earth's biodiversity for tracking climate change, emerging diseases (e.g., West Nile Virus), and other conservation challenges for species in the 21st century.
Parent Organization: University of California at Berkeley; California; USA
Supporting Agency: National Science Foundation
Resource Type(s): Web accessible database
Keywords: aves, bird, georeferencing
Abbreviation: ORNIS
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.ornisnet.org/
Id: nif-0000-25776
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AbbrevORNIS  +
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.ornisnet.org/  +
Definition

ORNIS is a database of bird specim
ORNIS is a database of bird specimens as well as a portal to connect the academic and museum communities involved with studying birds. This project expands on existing infrastructure developed for distributed mammal (MaNIS), amphibian and reptile (HerpNet), and fish (FishNet) databases.

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 expands on existing infrastructure developed for distributed mammal (MaNIS), amphibian and reptile (HerpNet), and fish (FishNet) databases. Improved access to avian data sets will allow predictive uses to reveal patterns and processes of evolutionary and ecological phenomena that have not been apparent heretofore. Along with similar infrastructures for other vertebrate groups, it also will enable detailed and synthetic knowledge of the earth's biodiversity for tracking climate change, emerging diseases (e.g., West Nile Virus), and other conservation challenges for species in the 21st century.
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ExampleImageORNIS.PNG  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
Has roleWeb accessible database  +
Idnif-0000-25776  +
Is part ofUniversity of California at Berkeley; California; USA  +
KeywordsAves  +, Bird  +, and Georeferencing  +
LabelResource:ORNIS  +
ModifiedDate22 August 2011  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
Supporting AgencyNational Science Foundation  +