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1. Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project [ASAC_2792]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2792 See the link below for public details on this project. Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project. This project is a part of the international ...


2. Direct Molecular Analysis of Antarctica and Southern Ocean Microbial Communities [ASAC_867]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 867 See the link below for public details on this project. Dataset Sea-ice bacteria data are associated with ASAC_1012 and included there Data for bacteria ...


3. Diversity and evolution of Australian Antarctic sea spiders: Understanding species diversification and distribution patterns [ASAC_3010]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3010. Public Pycnogonids are primitive, bizarre arthropods. Found worldwide, Antarctic pycnogonids are the most diverse, abundant, and include some ...


4. Exopolysaccharides from Antarctic bacteria [ASAC_2348]
Exopolysaccharide (EPS) is complex sugar made by many microbes in the Antarctic marine environment. This project seeks to understand the ecological role of microbial EPS in the Southern Ocean, where ...


5. Morphology, Taxonomy and Ecology of Terrestrial Antarctic Ciliates and Testaceans (Protozoa) [ASAC_565]
Project 565: The database provides a list of species of ciliates and testate amoebae (Protozoa: Ciliophora; Testacea) recorded in various edaphic habitats, e.g., mineral soils (fellfield), ornithogenic ...


6. The Geochemistry, Ecology and Taxonomy of Antarctic Methanogenic Bacteria [ASAC_264]
The Antarctic methanogen Methanococcoides burtonii contained only diether phospholipids. These membrane components were analysed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Of ...


7. Cold adaptation and functionality of the Antarctic Coastal Benthic Zones [ASAC_1165]
Antarctic sediments and sea-ice are important regulators in global biogeochemical and atmospheric cycles. These ecosystems contain a diverse range of bacteria whose biogeochemical roles remains largely ...


8. Antarctic Biodiversity Database [antarctic_biodiversity_db]
The biodiversity database is planned to be a reference on Antarctic and subantarctic flora and fauna collated by the Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change (RiSCC) group and developed by the Australian ...


9. PALYNODATA - Palynological Literature Information Collection [Canada_GSC_PalyLit]
PALYNODATA is an exhaustive database of pre-Quaternary palynological information and is the largest database of its kind in the world. The data is the result of abstracting from over 20,000 publications, ...


10. Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) [USGS_BISON]
Abstract: The USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) project is an online mapping information system consisting of a large collection of species occurrence datasets (e.g., plants ...


11. IUCN PROTECTED AREAS OF AFRICA [a78f0eb5-a146-4129-9066-519378e22fd8]
The Protected Areas of Africa were provided by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC) of Gland, Switzerland ...


12. African Mammals Databank [IAE_AfricanMammals]
The African Mammals Databank is a GIS-based databank on the distribution and conservation of all the big and medium-sized mammals over the whole African continent. The databank has been ...


13. U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Distribution Models [USGS_GAP_Species_Distribution_Models]
GAP distribution models represent the areas where species are predicted to occur based on habitat associations. GAP distribution models are the spatial arrangement of environments suitable for occupation ...


14. U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Ranges [USGS_GAP_Species_Ranges]
GAP species range data show a coarse representation of the total areal extent of a species or the geographic limits within which a species can be found (Morrison and Hall 2002). To represent these ...


15. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K020_2008_2013_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


16. Rare Species in Atlantic Canada and Adjacent Marine Waters (OBIS Canada) [obis.accdc]   PARENT DIF
The Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre (ACCDC) collects data on rare species and natural communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador ...


17. ANTXXIII-8 Birds and Mammals Observations [SCAR-MarBIN] [scarmarbin_ANTXXIII8TP]   PARENT DIF
This dataset is a compilation of observation recorded by Henri Robert (Royal Belgian Instiute of Natural Sciences) and Gauthier Chapelle (International Polar Foundation) during the ANTXXIII-8 ...


18. Grand Manan Basin - Deep Water Sediment Community (OBIS Canada) [obis.deepwatersedimentcom]   PARENT DIF
This study investigates the faunal biodiversity of the deep water sediments of Grand Manan Basin in the Bay Fundy on the East Coast of North America. Specimens were collected using a 0.1m2 grab, and ...


19. MARINE INVERTEBRATE FROM ARGENTINA, URUGUAY AND CHILE [Invertebrate_Argentina]
Data on invertebrate taxa were obtained from available literature, technical reports, databases, museum data collections and from the NaGISA project in the case of Golfo Nuevo rocky shore invertebrates. ...


20. MarBEF Publication Series data (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_674]
These data are published in papers held within the MarBEF Publication Series. The MarBEF Data Management team has been screening these papers and provides the distribution data via EurOBIS. [Source: ...


21. Marine Turtles (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_747]
Sightings and strandings of marine turtles from the U.K. and Ireland. Size reference: 849 records; 783 sites; 790 samples; 7 species [Source: The information provided in the summary was extracted ...


22. Seabird 2000 (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_748]
The Seabird 2000 dataset is a full census of all of the breeding seabirds in Britain and Ireland. The data was gathered by over 1000 surveyors mainly between the years 1999 and 2003 from both coastal ...


23. SEAWEED RECORDS [Algae_Argentina]
Seaweeds inventory includes the species recorded on the coast of Uruguay and Argentina. These records combine data obtained from scientific papers, technical reports, databases and personal communications ...


24. USGS 2001 Buck Island National Monument Cryptic Fish Survey [BuckIslandFish]
Because cryptic fishes are difficult to accurately survey, they are undersampled components of coral reef habitats. Fifty-eight enclosed stations were sampled in shoreline, nearshore reef, lagoon, ...


25. Invasive Crayfish in the Pacific Northwest [USGS_FRESC_Pac_NW_invasive_crayfish]
Biological invasions can have dramatic effects on freshwater ecosystems and introduced crayfish can be particularly impacting. We document crayfish distribution in three large hydrographic basins ...


26. Forest Primary Designated Function - Conservation of Biodiversity [geodata_2201]
DESIGNATED FUNCTIONS (of Forest and Other wooded land) the designated function refers to the function or purpose assigned to a piece of land either by legal prescriptions or by decision of the land ...


27. Protected Areas (Terrestrial, IUCN Categories I-VI and not Classified) - Percent of Terrestrial Area [geodata_2175]
A protected area is defined by The World Conservation Union (IUCN) as: An area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and ...


28. Protected Areas (Terrestrial, IUCN Categories I-VI and not Classified) - Total [geodata_2174]
A protected area is defined by The World Conservation Union (IUCN) as: An area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and ...


29. Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) Archive of Project Documentation [CAML_Project_Archive]   CHILD DIFs
The Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) Project Archive is a collection of scanned documents, maps, videos, and other related material that comprise the organisation and management documentation ...


30. Biogeographical regions, Europe 2001 [EEA_BIOGEOG_REGION]
The Biogeographical regions of Europe dataset contains the official delineations used in the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and for the EMERALD Network set up under the Convention on the Conservation ...


31. Digital Map of European Ecological Regions [EEA_DMEER]
The Digital Map of European Ecological Regions DMEER- delineates and describes ecological distinct areas in Europe, on the basis of updated knowledge of climatic, topographic and geobotanical European ...


32. Carbon Stock in Living Forest Biomass [geodata_2199]
CARBON STOCK The quantity of carbon in a ?pool?, meaning a reservoir or system which has the capacity to accumulate or release carbon. Examples of carbon pools are Living biomass (including Above ...


33. Protected Areas International - All National and International Marine Sites (Points) [geodata_2062]
All national and international marine protected areas, including national sites not formally declared by government (e.g. proposed). Including MPA Global 2008 and any other sites which have been identified ...


34. Protected Areas International - Biosphere Reserves, Ramsar and World Heritage Sites (Points) [geodata_2122]
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the core database representing protected areas at a global scale including -where available- GIS- compatible point and boundary files. Compiled from ...


35. Protected Areas International - Biosphere Reserves, Ramsar and World Heritage Sites (Polygons) [geodata_2121]
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the core database representing protected areas at a global scale including -where available- GIS- compatible point and boundary files. Compiled from ...


36. Protected Areas National - IUCN category I to VI (Polygons) [geodata_2115]
All designated protected areas (marine and terrestrial) with IUCN management categories IA - VI only, sites not formally declared by government are excluded (e.g. proposed).


37. Protected Areas National - IUCN unkown (Points) [geodata_2118]
All designated protected areas (marine and terrestrial) where IUCN mangament category is unknown. Sites nor formally declared by government are excluded (e.g. Proposed, Recommended and sites with ...


38. Protected Areas National - IUCN unkown (Polygons) [geodata_2117]
All designated protected areas (marine and terrestrial) where IUCN mangament category is unknown. Sites nor formally declared by government are excluded (e.g. Proposed, Recommended and sites with ...


39. Protected Areas National - Other Areas (Points) [geodata_2120]
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the core database representing protected areas at a global scale including -where available- GIS- compatible point and boundary files. Compiled from ...


40. Protected Areas National - Other Areas (Polygons) [geodata_2119]
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the core database representing protected areas at a global scale including -where available- GIS- compatible point and boundary files. Compiled from ...


41. Protected Areas National - IUCN category I to VI (Points) [geodata_2116]
All designated protected areas (marine and terrestrial) with IUCN management categories IA - VI only, sites not formally declared by government are excluded (e.g. proposed).


42. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PADUS) - Combined: Version 1.3 [USGS_GAP_PAD-US]
The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is a geodatabase, managed by U. S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program, that illustrates and describes public land ownership, management ...


43. Amphibians - Threatened Species as Percent of Species Evaluated [geodata_2028]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


44. Birds - Threatened Species as Percent of Species Evaluated [geodata_2029]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


45. Crustaceans - Number of Threatened Species [geodata_2024]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


46. Fishes - Threatened Species as Percent of Species Evaluated [geodata_2027]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


47. Mammals - Threatened Species as Percent of Species Evaluated [geodata_2031]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


48. Molluscs - Number of Threatened Species [geodata_2026]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


49. Reptiles - Threatened Species as Percent of Species Evaluated [geodata_2030]
Threatened species are those listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR) A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence ...


50. Protected Areas (Marine, IUCN Categories I-VI and not Classified) - Percent of Marine Area [geodata_1876]
A marine protected area is an area of sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biodiversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other ...


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