biodiversity

Online Taxonomic Key Application

"Welcome to Online Taxonomic Keys, a joint project of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Royal BC Museum. This project seeks to facilitate the development of, and make readily available, a variety of regional and global identification keys in a format that is concise and easy to use. The information presented is compiled from published and unpublished works from taxonomic specialists worldwide.

Thésaurus Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité

"Ce thesaurus a été élaboré selon un classement thématique à deux niveaux hiérarchiques. Chaque chapitre se voit associer un nombre limité de mots-clés (généralement moins de 50). Afin d’éviter les redondances de mots-clés, chacun de ceux-ci est attribué à une ou deux thématiques maximum."

"This thesaurus has been developed according to a thematic classification at two hierarchical levels: each chapter is associated with a limited number of keywords (generally less than 50) In order to avoid redundancy of keywords, each of these Is allocated to one or two themes maximum. "

Convention on Biological Diversity Controlled Vocabulary

"It facilitates searching and retrieving information by linking similar documents and on-line resources with unique terms. It standardizes descriptions, and so assists in efforts to make information interoperable. Because most terms are taken from official Convention documents, UNEP's ENVOC, and FAO’s AGROVOC, the translation of these terms is facilitated. The CBD Controlled Vocabulary was developed in 2003 with the intent to establish a list of terms to be used as descriptors (i.e. metadata) for CBD documents and web pages."

Tree of Life Web Project

"The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Its goal is to contain a page with pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups."