Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorallia (corals, sea anemones,and theirallies) interfacing geospatial, taxonomic, and envir. data for a group of marine invert.
Entry ID: ukans_corals

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Summary
Abstract: The Biogeoinformatics of Corals provides a public information resource of data,
interpretation, and methods related to the taxonomy, biogeography, and habitat
characteristics or environmental correlates of the Hexacorallia and allied
taxa. Data include a bibliographic reference to the work in which each taxon
was originally described, synonymy of each taxon taxonomic status of each
taxon, images of many species - from the published literature as well as
previously unpublished ones, type specimens - by species and by museum, type
locality of each species, published distribution of each species, list of
relevant publications by each author, and classification schemes of
Hexacorallia. There is another Environmental database at this site which
provides data about such variables that are important to hexacorallia as wind
speed, air temperature, precipitation, and water surplus.

Information was obtained from
"http://hercules.kgs.ku.edu/hexacoral/anemone2/index.cfm".

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: DODS Directory page.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Hexacoral Database


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Daphne G. Fautin and Robert W. Buddemeier
Dataset Title: Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorallia (corals, sea anemones, and their allies) interfacing geospatial, taxonomic, and envir. data for a group of marine invert.
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Wichita, Kansas
Dataset Publisher: Kansas Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: database
Other Citation Details: Funded by the US National Science Foundation grant OCE 00-0397
Online Resource: http://hercules.kgs.ku.edu/hexacoral/anemone2/index.cfm


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS >SEA ANEMONES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE >CORALS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Quality
Updates, including both additions and corrections, are being made
continually in all categories. Corrections are made as errors are
found. Additions of data and functionalities are made at intervals of
several months; the date of the current version is prominently
displayed. Archival copies of previous versions can be obtained upon
request.

As of 15 July 2002, the inventory of genera and species was virtually
complete for Actiniaria, Ceriantharia, Corallimorpharia, and
Ptychodactiaria (now considered a component of Actiniaria), although
not all associated data are available for every species. As
bibliographic details for higher taxonomic levels are assembled, the
hierarchical placement of each taxon will be specified.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
biogeoinformatics
environmental data
geospatial data
taxonomic data
world
corals
hexacorallia
sea anemones


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Geological Survey, Kansas    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAPHNE G. FAUTIN
Phone: (785) 864-3062
Fax: (785) 864-5321
Email: fautin at ku.edu
Contact Address:
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Kansas
City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045
Country: USA


Personnel
DAPHNE G. FAUTIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (785) 864-3062
Fax: (785) 864-5321
Email: fautin at ku.edu
Contact Address:
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Kansas
City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-10-28

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