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Distributed information system for biological collections, the integration of Species Analyst and SinBiota

Grant number: 01/02175-5
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2001 - October 31, 2005
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Principal Investigator:Vanderlei Perez Canhos
Grantee:Vanderlei Perez Canhos
Home Institution: Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):04/15678-3 - Distributed information system for biological collections: the integration of Species Analyst and SinBiota, BP.TT
04/10898-5 - Distributed information system for biological collections: the integration of Species Analyst and SinBiota, BP.TT

Abstract

Implementation of an information system on the distribution of biological species (fauna, flora, microbiota) in the State of São Paulo associated with a system of mathematical modeling. The project will explore the most recent advances in the area of databases and communications protocols, including the use of Internet 2. It includes the implantation of a distributed information system of biological collections (historical data) via Internet integrated with the environmental information system of the Biota- FAPESP Program (www.biotasp.prg.be/sia/atlas - current data) and with the Species Analyst network (http://www.speciesanalyst.net/). The project enjoys the initial participation of 12 biological collections (3 herbariums, 2 collections of mites, 3 of fish, 1 of algae and 3 of microorganisms) to be integrated into a distributed network. It envisages the repatriation of data from specific sub-collections outside the State of São Paulo (in Brazil and/or abroad). As product we have a host of distributed data, maps of distribution of species produced “in real time” and forecasting of the occurrence and non occurrence of species in the different regions of the State. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
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