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Results and Recommendations

By Parks, Bradley O.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000105476
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Results and Recommendations  
Author: Parks, Bradley O.
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Parks, B. O. (n.d.). Results and Recommendations. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: Foreword: The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is being implemented to serve national biodiversity management, research, and education needs. It began in the middle 1990’s as a World Wide Web-based information system developed through partnerships with key organizations. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Biological Informatics (CBI) serves as an infrastructure node and provides leadership for NBII implementation. The NBII seeks to provide a means to access the vast amounts of scientifically credible, biological resources data and information residing in virtually thousands of organizations ranging from federal, state, and local governments to universities, museums, and many non-governmental organizations.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v I. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A. Problem statement – biodiversity modeling needs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B. Position statement – NBII investments and interests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C. Workshop description – terms of reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 II. Findings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A. Modeling biodiversity – status and expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Recommendations 1. Implement a clearinghouse for existing biodiversity models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Proposed constituent actions: a. Build classifications of critical ecological (functional) attributes of species . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 b. Establish a decision support system for selecting and using biodiversity models . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 c. Track reuse of biodiversity models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 d. Enable and promote peer review of biodiversity models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 B. Data and information for biodiversity modeling - status and expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Recommendations 2. Identify and catalog the relevant data universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Constituent actions: a. Automate competent data discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 b. Assess information needs and data gaps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 c. Advocate and fund data digitization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3. Improve data integration through schema element or ontology reuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Proposed constituent actions: a. Develop and manage a federated data schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 b. Registry support and data services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4. Promote data quality, data exchange, and peer review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5. Provide education on biodiversity information management and modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Proposed constituent actions: a. Use metadata to educate model users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 b. Develop multi-scale consciousness and ecological perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 c. Educate collaborators about biological and ecological informatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 d. Train and expose users to biological and ecological informatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 e. Develop a teaching text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 f. Found and sponsor an electronic journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 6. Provide a service outlet to develop mo


 
 



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