Active Symbiota Projects

The following biodiversity projects use the Symbiota Virtual Biota software package to establish biodiversity portals with specific regional and/or taxonomic scopes. Each portal represents the community of collaborating researchers that manage the core scientific data. If you are interested in becoming a data contributor for an already established data portal, contact the portal administrator for more information on gaining access to their data editing tools. For more information on what is involved in being a data provider, read the Specimen Integration page.

Callosamia promethea (Drury, 1773)

Callosamia promethea (Drury, 1773) Photo courtesy of Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection (ASU). Catalog #ASUHIC0001263

Quick Index


SEINet Network of North American Plant Herbaria

The SEINet North American plant network was the first Symbiota-based project to be configured as a fully integrated portal network. Below is a list of regional partners actively participating in the network. For more information, visit the SEINet partnership page.

Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria

The Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria (CNABH) data portal was created to serve as a gateway to distributed bryophyte resources of particular interest to the research community in North America. Through a common web interface, CNABH offers tools to locate, access and work with a variety of bryophyte data.

Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria

The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH) data portal was created to serve as a gateway to distribute lichen resources of particular interest to the taxonomic and environmental research community in North America. Through a common web interface, CNALH offers tools to locate, access and work with a variety of lichen data, such as interactive keying to species.

Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria Portal

The CNH portal provides access to herbarium specimen data housed in member institutions, with particular emphasis on specimens collected in the region. The database includes taxa traditionally found in herbaria, including plants, fungi, diatoms, algae, and lichens.

Cooperative Taxonomic Resource for American Myrtaceae

Cooperative Taxonomic Resource for American Myrtaceae (CoTRAM) was created to aid researchers of American Myrtaceae, as well as help others learn more about this taxonomic group. The objective of this project is to create a Myrtaceae-specific web resource that is scientifically based upon authority-identified specimens and images. Web resources available include regional checklists, images, identification keys, and distribution maps.

Herbario Virtual Austral Americano

The purpose of the Herbario Virtual Austral Americano (HVAA) data portal is primarily to support the distribution of herbarium specimen data for plants that grow in southern South America (Argentina and Chile). This specimen-based resource is specifically designed to integrate and distribute natural history information from multiple sources, including images, descriptive text, checklists, interactive keys and museum specimen data.

Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium Portal

Data provided through this project portal will allow researchers to determine how macroalgal biodiversity and our aquatic ecosystems have changed over the past 150 years as a result of climate change, bioinvasions, and a wide range of human activity.

Mycology Collections Data Portal

The Mycology Collections data Portal (MyCoPortal) is a suite of user-friendly, web-based data access technologies to aid taxonomists, field biologists, ecologists, educators, and citizen scientists in the study of fungal diversity. The data is derived from a network of universities, botanical gardens, museums, and agencies that provide taxonomic, environmental, and specimen-based information.

Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network

This portal brings together arthropod collections at universities and museums from the Southwest and beyond to create a virtual information network of arthropod occurrences.

Neotropical Arthropod Portal

This portal is a developing platform to manage and integrate occurrence data for arthropod specimens across many countries and collections with relevance to the greater Neotropical region.

Neotropical Flora Portal

In development – emphasis on herbarium collections with a New World tropical concentration.

Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Project

The Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Project (MABA) virtual data portals were created to serve as a gateway for the environmental research community, as well as the general public, to access and contribute to a growing collection of specimen records and observations. This data represents the products of contemporary field research, as well as historic data mined from publications and historic records.

 

Institutional Portals

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

Institutional portal for the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Monarch

Institutional portal for the California Academy of Sciences. In development.

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