California Flora Database

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: California Flora Database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: online
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: CA
Publisher: Digital Library Project, UC Berkeley
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.calflora.org/
Description:
Abstract:
CalFlora is a comprehensive database of plant distribution information for California, a web accessible, publicly available tool for synthesis of data from disparate sources. Calflora is designed to provide ready access to data needed to identify critical issues in conservation of plant diversity at varying scales and to analyze consequences of land use alternatives and environmental change on distribution of native and exotic species. It also serves research in ecology, botany, and conservation biology, as well as providing an educational and informational resource for the general public. CalFlora is a community resource. It has been built by collaboration among people and institutions who have each brought different ideas, resources, and areas of expertise to our common effort. Funding for Calflora mainly comes from grants and contracts from private foundations, public agencies, and donations from private individuals. The project welcomes new collaborators, data contributors, and volunteers. CalFlora Database Project is nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information about California plants. CalFlora started as a collaborative project of the USDA Forest Service, the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project, the United States Geological Survey, the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and other organizations and individuals. CalFlora has three interconnected components: * Species Database Summaries of geographic distribution, habitat, and lifeform data for the approximately 8400 vascular plant taxa known to be native or naturalized in California, based on published literature as well as specific documented observations. * Occurrence Database Over 600,000 specific observations of plants at locations within California, uniting data holdings of numerous public agencies, herbaria, private organizations, and individuals. * Nomenclature Database Information on relationships between plants names as used by various observers, past and present, serving as a tool for accessing and summarizing occurrence observations as well as providing a stand-alone source of historical information on usage of plant names in California. The CalFlora Project was initiated in 1994 as part of the USDA Forest Service-Kings River Ecosystem Project, in collaboration with the California Native Plant Society and the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment. Since 1997, the UC Digital Library Project has been a major supporter and project participant. In 1999, the US Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division and the California Department of Transportation joined in supporting the CalFlora Project. Other agencies participating as major data contributors have included the USDA National Plant Data Center, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Department of Fish and Game, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the UC Berkeley and Jepson Herbaria, and others.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: For a complete set of references, see: "http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=379724"
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.61
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.51
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.02
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > WEEDS, NOXIOUS PLANTS OR INVASIVE PLANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DECIDUOUS VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > EXOTIC VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > INDIGENOUS VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PLANT CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > EVERGREEN VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > GYMNOSPERMS > CONIFERS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > FERNS AND ALLIES > FERNS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI > LICHENS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INVASIVE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: Agriculture And Food Security > Biota >
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Protection > Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Protection > Biota >
Theme_Keyword: Elevation Flora
Theme_Keyword: Endangered Plants
Theme_Keyword: Geographical Distributions
Theme_Keyword: Plant Habitats
Theme_Keyword: Taxa
Theme_Keyword: Vascular Plants
Theme_Keyword: Applied Sciences
Theme_Keyword: Agricultural Sciences
Theme_Keyword: Botany
Theme_Keyword: Forestry
Theme_Keyword: Horticulture
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CALFLORA > Calflora
Contact_Person: CALFLORA
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: The Calflora Database
Address: 937 San Pablo Avenue
City: Albany
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94706
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: calflora@calflora.org
Resource_Description: CALFLORA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.calflora.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.calflora.org/
Access_Instructions:
Access to the CalFlora Database
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19980130
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090316
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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