FAUNMAP- An Electronic Database Documenting Late Quaternary Distributions of Mammal Species
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Summary
Abstract: FAUNMAP is an electronic database documenting the late Quaternary
distribution of mammal species in the United States. It has been
developed at the Illinois State Museum (ISM) with support from the
National Science Foundation (BSR-9005144). This project is co-directed
by Drs. Russell W. Graham formally of ISM and now at the Denver Museum
of Natural History, and Ernest L. Lundelius, Jr. from the University
of Texas at Austin. The primary purpose of this database is to
investigate the evolution of mammalian communities. Specifically, with
statistical techniques and mapping capabilities of a Geographic
Information System (GIS), changes in the distributions of individual
species and their effects upon mammal community composition can be
documented for the late Quaternary. Understanding these processes will
also facilitate paleoenvironmental reconstructions.

For the past four years, data have been captured from paleontological
and archaeological sites that contain mammalian remains. There are
currently encoded data from 2919 sites. FAUNMAP focuses on sites in
the contiguous 48 states during the last 40,000 years, i.e., 40 ka, or
essentially the limits of radiocarbon dating.


Data were derived from the scientific literature, including selected
theses and contract reports. Information on site names and numbers,
location, relative and absolute chronologies, including cultural
associations, depositional systems, taphonomic attributes, and mammal
species from each site was recorded. The structure of the database
allows for differentiation of the smallest component of a site, e.g.,
microstratigraphy, cultural component, etc., as defined by the
original author. This information is then linked with an electronic
bibliography documenting data sources.
Faunmap is available online from:
http://www.museum.state.il.us/research/faunmap/aboutfaunmap.html

Faunmap is also available as part of the CHRONOS system:
http://portal.chronos.org/gridsphere/gridsphere

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Query the Faunmap database online


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access Faunmap and other paleo geoscience data from CHRONOS


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: FGDC metadata


Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.0 S: 22.0  E: -52.0  W: -148.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Russell W. Graham
Dataset Title: An electronic database documenting late Quaternary distributions ofmammal species
Dataset Release Date: 1996-03-21
Dataset Release Place: Springfield, IL
Dataset Publisher: Illinois State Museum GIS Lab
Issue Identification: sites
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource: http://www.museum.state.il.us/research/faunmap/aboutfaunmap.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-01-01


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 40 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ka
Chrono Unit:
Chrono Unit:
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOVEGETATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
Reproduction or redistribution of copyrighted digital data sets
or products derived therefrom outside of licensees'
organization or entity is expressly forbidden. The only
exception is redistribution to consultants working for the
licensee, and then only for purposes, related to work for the
licensee. Such consultants may not further reproduce or
redistribute these data sets. None of these data shall be
electronically duplicated on magnetic or optical media for
use by others, in whole or in part, without permission of the
appropriate custodial division of the Illinois State Museum Society.

Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate
their source. If the licensee has modified the data in any way
they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they
have performed on the hardcopy map. Licensee specifically
agree not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes
they made were approved by the Illinois State Museum Society.


Keywords
ECOLOGY
GEOLOGY
PALEOECOLOGY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
ISM


Data Center
Illinois State Museum, Department of Natural Resources, Illinois    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.museum.state.il.us/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ERICH K. SCHROEDER
Phone: 217-785-0033
Fax: 217-785-2857
Email: erich at museum.state.il.us
Contact Address:
1011 East Ash
City: Springfield
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 62703
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online, hardcopy, CD, zip files
Fees: none for online or download


Personnel
RUSSELL W. GRAHAM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 217-785-4844
Fax: 217-785-2857
Email: rgraham at dmnh.org
Contact Address:
Denver Museum of Natural History
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Country: USA


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
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
AUNMAP Working Group
1996 Spatial Response of Mammals to Late Quaternary Environmental
Fluctuations. Science, 14 June, volume 272, pp. 1601-1606.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-08-28

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