Grant: $408,594 - National Science Foundation - Jul. 29, 2009
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Award Description: 08-563 Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI)
Project Description: The University of Kansas and the University of Connecticut are awarded collaborative grants to develop software to create large data sets of species distributions on continental and global scales. The proposed computational software and web services tools will pull together all of the available species occurrence data from Internet sources and provide a computational pipeline for moving that data into an environmental niche modeling environment which will generate single species distribution data and model outputs as inputs for the creation of multi-species data grids. These multi-species grids are used by macroecologists for analyses of the geospatial patterning of species and for determining the ecological and evolutionary determinants of current species distributions. The research challenges being addressed by macroecology include the most vital and insightful research predictions biologists can produce today to anticipate the biotic consequences of the changing natural environment, including global climate change.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: No jobs were created or retained this quarter. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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