The Department of Informatics is a multidisciplinary unit of biologists and software engineers which develops and supports software for biological collections research. We collaborate with scientists in museums, herbaria and biodiversity centers around the world to build cyberinfrastructure to mobilize and apply data from biological specimens amassed from over 400 years of species discovery and documentation.
From the Biodiversity Institute Blogs
Specify is now the database management of choice for over 375 biological collections worldwide. The Project is sustaining a 20% annual growth in the number of supported biological...Posted in Lab Notes
We have combined Lifemapper and VisTrails software to create an intuitive and powerful new way to analyze species distributions. Lifemapper is our NSF funded species distribution...Posted in Lab Notes
Informatics at a Glance
Biodiversity software engineering, biological collections digitization and workflows, biogeospatial data processing, species distribution modeling web services