An electronic database documenting late Quaternary distributions ofmammal species

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Russell W. Graham
Publication_Date: 19960321
Title: An electronic database documenting late Quaternary distributions ofmammal species
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification: sites
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Springfield, IL
Publisher: Illinois State Museum GIS Lab
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.museum.state.il.us/research/faunmap/aboutfaunmap.html
Description:
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
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: AUNMAP Working Group 1996 Spatial Response of Mammals to Late Quaternary Environmental Fluctuations. Science, 14 June, volume 272, pp. 1601-1606.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930101
Ending_Date: 19970101
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -52.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > PALEOVEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Paleoecology
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RUSSELL W. GRAHAM
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Denver Museum of Natural History
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 217-785-4844
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 217-785-2857
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rgraham@dmnh.org
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.museum.state.il.us/research/faunmap/fmdist.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
A larger and clearer (about 70 kb) distribution map of Faunmap sites.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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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: IL/DNR/ISM > Illinois State Museum, Department of Natural Resources, Illinois
Contact_Person: ERICH K. SCHROEDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1011 East Ash
City: Springfield
State_or_Province: IL
Postal_Code: 62703
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 217-785-0033
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 217-785-2857
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: erich@museum.state.il.us
Resource_Description: Faunmap
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.museum.state.il.us/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.museum.state.il.us/research/faunmap/que...
Access_Instructions:
Query the Faunmap database online
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://portal.chronos.org/gridsphere/gridsphere
Access_Instructions:
Access Faunmap and other paleo geoscience data from CHRONOS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/anthro/staf...
Access_Instructions:
FGDC metadata
Fees: None For Online Or Download
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20060828
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@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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