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Animal Diversity Web
Entry ID: um_animaldiversityweb


Summary
Abstract: The Animal Diversity Web is an online database of animal natural
history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the
University of Michigan. Students learn considerable detail about the
biology of a species, then share their work with users worldwide by
making it part of the permanent database. The web-based template
ensures a consistent format for accounts. Help pages suggest content
and sources. The system checks that no one else is writing about the
student's chosen species, checks spelling of scientific names, and
fills in the scientific classification. Instructors and ADW staff
review and edit accounts before they are added to the site. Classes at
a number of universities contribute to the ADW project, and the
resulting growth of the database makes it even better for inquiry
learning.

Animal Diversity Web is an on-line encyclopedia, a science learning
tool, a virtual museum. An essential feature of the ADW is student
authorship of species accounts.

Information was obtained from "http://www.animaldiversity.org" and
related pages.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: University of Michigan
Dataset Title: Animal Diversity Web
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dataset Publisher: University of Michigan
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.animaldiversity.org


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >AMPHIBIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >REPTILES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CHELICERATES >ARACHNIDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >MYRIAPODS >CENTIPEDES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >MYRIAPODS >MILLIPEDES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ROUNDWORMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS >SEA ANEMONES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >JELLYFISHES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SPONGES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >SPECIES LIFE HISTORY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXOTIC SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


Quality
Thousands of species accounts about individual animal species. These
may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies
of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds. Students write the text of
these accounts and ADW cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
animal diversity
descriptions
photographs
classifications
mammals
birds
amphibians
reptiles
sharks
bony fish
molluscs
arthropods
echinoderms
CONSERVATION


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
Animal Diversity Web, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PHILLIP MYERS
Phone: (734) 647-2206
Fax: (734) 763-4080
Email: pmyers at umich.edu
Contact Address:
University of Michigan
Museum of Zoology
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: Michigan
Postal Code: 48109-1079
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Format: online web database


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: METADATA 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


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12



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