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A problem solving environment for global biodiversity: prototype and demonstrator



The project aims to create a problem-solving environment for biodiversity research on the GRID. It will be a prototype, based at 4 main sites: Reading, Cardiff, National History Museum and Southampton and will be used to demonstrate research in a range of biodiversity investigations. Key components will be the ability to: locate data on taxa, locate and extract data from thematic data sources for these taxa and to utilise these data sets for research using existing analytical software. The main features of the prototype will be: linkage to an existing partial catalogue of life sufficient to demonstrate the system, a partial array of linked thematic data sources and a system for collating data from the sources and using it in existing biodiversity analytical tools. The test system will be trialled on three exemplar analyses: biodiversity richness analysis (using Bumblebees and Geometrid Moths), bioclimatic modelling and climate change scenarios (using Legumes) and phylogenetic and biogeography analyses (using Sundews and Legumes).

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £1,119,116.00
Start Date: 01/05/2002
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: BBSRC

Project Members
Prof Frank Bisby

Collaborating Organisations
Cardiff University
National History Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
University of Reading
University of Southampton

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Data Management Services
Data Mining and Analysis Services
Problem Solving Environments

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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