Biodiversity Databases

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BIFLORA Database of Plants
"...is a scientific database with information about the highly endangered plant species of the island of Hainan, P.R. China, first. As a part of the Indo-Burma region this island is considered to be one of the "biodiversity hotspots" of the world...BIFLORATM consists for the most part of the contributions of local scientists in China. Their work documents and helps to gain valuable knowledge about the fragile environment."

CABI Bioscience
"...integrates four former international biological institutes, the International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC), the International Institute of Entomology (IIE), the International Institute of Parasitology (IIP) and the International Mycological Institute (IMI)."

California Wildlife Exposure Factor and Toxicity Database (Cal/Ecotox)
"...is a compilation of exposure factors (i.e., ecological and physiological data) and toxicity data for a number of California mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. The database has been created by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, in collaboration with the University of California at Davis, to provide an information resource for risk assessors conducting ecological risk assessments in California."


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Entomology Index of Internet Resources
A Directory and search engine of insect-related resources on the Internet
By John VanDyk, Iowa State University

FishBase
A Global Information System on Fishes
"FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science...FishBase was developed at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission (EC)."

InfoNatura
"...provides conservation status, taxonomic, and distribution information for 5,500 bird and mammal species in Latin America and the Caribbean"
- A product of NaturServe

INVADERS Database System
"...is a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States. The spatial and temporal spread of weeds can be displayed using the historic distribution records in INVADERS. The INVADERS web site contains actual examples of how land management and weed regulatory agencies are using these data to improve their weed management programs. Noxious weed listings are provided for all US states and six southern tier Canadian provinces."
By Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana

NatureServe
"...a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. NatureServe provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe is a product of the Association for Biodiversity Information in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network."

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