Taxonomically comprehensive assessment of biodiversity of animal plankton throughout the world oceanEntry ID: CMarZ_zooplankton
Abstract: The Census of Marine Zooplankton (CMarZ) is a field project of the Census of
Marine Life (see http://www.CoML.org ). CMarZ will work toward a taxonomically
comprehensive assessment of biodiversity of animal plankton throughout the
world ocean. The project goal is to produce accurate and complete information
on zooplankton species diversity, biomass, ... biogeographical distribution,
genetic diversity, and community structure. Our taxonomic focus is the animals
that drift with ocean currents throughout their lives. This assemblage
currently includes ~6,800 described species in fifteen phyla; our expectation
is that at least that many new species will be discovered as a result of our
efforts. The census will encompass unique marine environments and those likely
to be inhabited by endemic and undescribed zooplankton species.
A distributed database - fully integrated with and searchable from the Ocean
Biogeographical Information System (OBIS) portal - contains species-level,
specimen-based, geo-referenced entries.
Molecular analysis will include determining a DNA barcode (i.e., reference DNA
sequence) for each species; describing genetic diversity and structure of
populations and species, identifying cryptic species, and reconstructing their
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ann Bucklin
Dataset Title: CMarZ - Taxonomically comprehensive assessment of biodiversity of animal plankton throughout the world ocean
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Connecticut
Dataset Publisher: University of Connecticut
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://www.cmarz.org/jg/dir/CMarZ/
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > EUPHAUSIIDS (KRILL)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > COPEPODS > CALANOID COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > OSTRACODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARROW WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > JELLYFISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > CEPHALOPODS > SQUIDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES > LARVACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES > SALPS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > AMOEBOIDS > FORAMINIFERS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints It is not ethical to publish data without proper attribution or co-authorship.
The data are the intellectual property of the collecting investigator(s).
The intellectual investment and time committed to the collection of a data set
entitles the investigator to the fundamental benefits of the data set.
... Publication of descriptive or interpretive results derived immediately and
directly from the data is the privilege and responsibility of the investigators
who collect the data.
The purpose of a data archive is to facilitate collaboration between
scientists, the combination of multiple data sets for interdisciplinary and
comparative studies, and the development and testing of new theories.
Any person making substantial use of the data set must communicate with the
investigators who acquired the data prior to publication and anticipate that
the data collectors will be co-authors of published results. This extends to
model results and to data organized for retrospective studies.
The data available here are intended for scholarly use by the academic and
scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will
properly acknowledge the originating investigator. Use or reproduction of any
material herein for any commercial purpose is prohibited without prior written
permission from the CMarZ Management Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.
Also, for information purposes, email to email@example.com the
full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS
or any constituent part.
Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS and CMarZ.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: rgroman at whoi.edu
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1127
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-10-29