Biota of North America Program, Botanical Garden, North Carolina
Data Center Description
The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was founded in 1969 by Dr. John Kartesz. The program's goal is to develop a unified digital system for assessing the North American biota. The BONAP database now includes data for all vascular plants and vertebrate species (native, naturalized, and adventive) of North America, north of Mexico. Our goal is to maintain the taxonomic, nomenclatural, and biogeographic data for all members of the biota.