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Título: Perspective The Azorean Biodiversity Portal: An internet database for regional biodiversity outreach
Autor: Borges, Paulo A. V.
Gabriel, Rosalina
Arroz, Ana Margarida Moura
Costa, Ana C.
Cunha, Regina Tristão da
Silva, Luís
Mendonça, Enésima
Martins, António M. de Frias
Reis, Francisco
Cardoso, Pedro
Palavras-chave: Azores
Biodiversity
Database
Science Communication
Species Distribution
Webpage
Data: Ago-2010
Editora: Taylor & Francis
Citação: Borges, Paulo A.V.; Gabriel, Rosalina; Arroz, Ana M.; Costa, Ana; Cunha, Regina T.; Silva, Luís; Mendonça, Enésima; Martins, António M. F.; Reis, Francisco & Cardoso, Pedro (2010). "The Azorean Biodiversity Portal: An internet database for regional biodiversity outreach", «Systematics and Biodiversity», 8(4), 423-434. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2010.514306.
Resumo: There is a growing interest in academia to provide biodiversity data to both the scientific community and the public. We present an internet database of the terrestrial lichens, bryophytes, vascular plants, molluscs, arthropods, vertebrates and coastal invertebrates of the Azores archipelago (Portugal, North Atlantic): the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (ABP, http://www.azoresbioportal.angra.uac.pt/). This is a unique resource for fundamental research in systematics, biodiversity, education and conservation management. The ABP was based on a regional species database (ATLANTIS), comprised of grid-based spatial incidence information for c. 5000 species. Most of the data rely on a comprehensive literature survey (dating back to the 19th century) as well as unpublished records from recent field surveys in the Azores. The ABP disseminates the ATLANTIS database to the public, allowing universal, unrestricted access to much of its data. Complementarily, the ABP includes additional information of interest to the general public (e.g. literature on Macaronesian biodiversity) together with images from collections and/or live specimens for many species. In this contribution we explain the implementation of a regional biodiversity database, its architecture, achievements and outcomes, strengths and limitations; we further include a number of suggestions in order to implement similar initiatives.
Descrição: Copyright © 2010 The Natural History Museum.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/2459
ISSN: 1477-2000 (Print)
1478-0933 (Online)
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2010.514306
Aparece nas colecções:DEDU - Artigos em Revistas Nacionais / Articles in National Journals

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