Links to Biological Informatics Information

Description - this site provides a set of links to a variety of sites relating to the broad field of biological informatics (datasharing, analysis, and visualization in ecology, taxonomy, conservation biology, evolutionary biology, and related "macro" areas of biology). Each linked site contains raw information, databases, and / or links to other pertinent sites.

Any recommended additions to this list are welcome.

Ecological Society of America resources

Digital Archives

TIEE Web - Teaching Issues andExperiments in Ecology

CEED: 'Caveat Emptor' Ecological Data Repository

US Geological Survey Efforts

USGS Center for Biological Informatics

USGS National Biological Information Infrasturcture (NBII)

Federal Geographic Data Committee, Biological Data Working Group

Taxonomic Resources and Expertise Directory (TRED)

National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

Descriptions of Selected Biological Data Programs and Activities of Individual Member Agencies and Organizations

An online data and information management resource for ecologists

EcoPort: The Consilience Engine

An ecological datasharing website developed under the auspices of the University of Florida, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

NSF - Directorate for Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biological Informatics 1998 program announcement.

Biological Databases and Informatics, 1999 Program Announcement,

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network



National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

Ecoinformatics defined

Automation of Ecological Data Management Using Structured Metadata

US Fish & Wildlife Service

University of Kansas GEMLAB Projects (includes Ecoinformatics Projects)

Taxonomic and Biodiversity sites

Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

European Register of Marine Species

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Taxonomic databases

Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server

TreeBASE phylogenetic database

Papers of Note:

Ecological Society of America Committee on the future of long-term ecological data (1995) Final report

Ellison, A.M. 1998. Data: the tapestry of nature. EcoEssay Series Number 2. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA.

Frondorf, et. al. 1999. Linking the FGDC Geospatial Metadata Content Standard to the Biological/Ecological Sciences

Joy, B. et. al. 1999. Report to the President - Information Technology Research: Investing in Our Future. President's Information Technology Advisory Committee.

Kendall, B. 1998. An Individual-Based Model of Data Sharing. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA.

Young, J.A. 1998. Teaming with Life: Investing in Science to Understand and Use America's Living Capital. About the President's Committee of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystems


Rensselaer Poltyechnic Institute. Ecoinformatics Program


The PANDORA taxonomic database system


Sites pertaining to Geosciences

NOAA National Data Centers

Access to Distributed NOAA Data and Information -

Data Access Technologies and SoftWare Applications Team -

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

Digital Earth Web Viewer

Link to homepage for ESA Workshop, "Using the Web to Teach Ecology, Presented at the 2001 ESA meeting, Madison, WI, 5 August 2001.

This page posted and maintained by Kenneth M. Klemow, Ph.D., Biology Department, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. (570) 408-4758,