Species 2000
Entry ID: Species2000

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Summary
Abstract: Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of
plants, animals, fungi and microbes on Earth as the baseline dataset
for studies of global biodiversity. It will also provide a simple
access point enabling users to link from here to other data systems
for all groups of organisms, using direct species-links. Users
worldwide will be able to verify the scientific name, status and
classification of any known species through species checklist data
drawn from an array of participating databases.

The purpose of Species 2000 is to provide a uniform and validated
quality index of names of all known species for use as a practical
tool. The index will be used to provide an electronic baseline species
list for use in inventorying projects worldwide; the index for an
Internet gateway to species databases worldwide; a reference system
for comparison between inventories; a comprehensive worldwide
catalogue for checking the status, classification and naming of
species. The thrust of the Species 2000 plan is to create an array of
participant global species databases covering each of the major groups
of organisms.

Implementation of the Species 2000 programme involves forming a
"federation" of existing taxonomic databases: Species 2000;
stimulating the establishment of global species databases for all
groups of organisms, by accelerating the completion of existing
databases and developing new ones; working to an ultimate goal of
providing a computer-based index of all known species; developing
procedures to maintain the databases and to update the taxonomy;
cooperating with international nomenclatural authorities in
stabilizing nomenclature.

Information was taken from the Species 2000 web site:
http://www.species2000.org/aboutsp2000.html; The Species 2000
Programme was established by the International Union of Biological
Sciences (IUBS), in cooperation with the Committee on Data for Science
and Technology (CODATA) and the International Union of Microbiological
Societies (IUMS) in September 1994. It was subsequently endorsed by
the UNEP Biodiversity Work Programme 1996-1997, and associated with
the Clearing House Mechanism of the UN Convention on Biological
Diversity.

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Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in National Biological Information Infrastructure format.


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: AIMS, Biosys UK, DSMZ, CABI, ETI, ICLARM, ICTV, IOC, IOPI, IOP, ILDIS, ITIS, Missouri Botanical Garden, RIKEN, Royal Botanic Gardens, USDA,
Dataset Title: Species 2000
Dataset Release Place: United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: Species 2000
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.sp2000.org/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >DOMINANT SPECIES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >AMPHIBIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >REPTILES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CHELICERATES >ARACHNIDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >MYRIAPODS >CENTIPEDES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >MYRIAPODS >MILLIPEDES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ROUNDWORMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS >SEA ANEMONES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >JELLYFISHES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SPONGES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >AMOEBOIDS >AMOEBAS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >AMOEBOIDS >RADIOLARIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >AMOEBOIDS >FORAMINIFERS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >FLAGELLATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >FLAGELLATES >HAPTOPHYTES >COCCOLITHOPHORES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >CILIATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >DIATOMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA >CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE >HAPTOPHYTES >COCCOLITHOPHORES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >SLIME MOLDS >PHYTOPHTHORA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >SLIME MOLDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >MUSHROOMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >SPOROZOANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >YEASTS/TRUFFLES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >GYMNOSPERMS >CONIFERS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >FERNS AND ALLIES >FERNS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE >DIATOMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >LICHENS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >VIRUSES
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >SLIME MOLDS
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXOTIC SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Quality
The thrust of the Species 2000 plan is to create an array of
participant global species databases covering each of the major groups
of organisms. Each such database will cover all known species in the
group, using a consistent taxonomic system. The headquarters of the
present databases are widely distributed throughout the world, and
this trend will continue as new databases are added. The existing
global species databases may presently account for some 40% of the
total known species, so substantial investment in new databases will
be needed for full coverage of all taxa to be achieved. Some of the
taxonomic groups being addressed by the organisations starting the
Species 2000 programme are as follows: Viruses, Bacteria, Corals,
Molluscs, Crustacea, Diptera, Ichneumon Wasps, Moths & Butterflies,
Curculionid Beetles, Fishes, Birds, Mammals, Fungi, Cacti, Palms,
Legumes, Umbellifers and Fossil Plants.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
biodiversity
list of species
species
viruses
bacteria
corals
molluscs
crustacea
diptera
ichneumon wasps
moths and butterflies
curculionid beetles
fishes
birds
mammals
fungi
cacti
palms
legumes
umbellifers
fossil plants
animal
plant
microbiota
BDP
Biological Data Profile


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.systematics.reading.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SPECIES 2000 SECRETARIAT
Phone: +44 118 931 6466
Fax: +44 118 975 3676
Email: sp2000 at sp2000.org
Contact Address:
Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics
School of Plant Sciences,
The University of Reading,
City: Reading
Postal Code: RG6 6AS
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


Personnel
FRANK BISBY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 0118 931 6437
Email: F.A.Bisby at sp2000.org
Contact Address:
International Legume Database Information Service
University of Reading
Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics
School of Plant Sciences
City: Reading
Postal Code: RG6 6AS
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


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
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-26

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