577 Ecology

Natural England Corporate Vocabulary

"The Corporate Vocabulary is a purpose-built indexing tool which can be used for many applications across Natural England to search for and retrieve information more effectively. It facilitates accurate and consistent indexing and, by showing the relationships between different terms, it allows the most appropriate terms to be chosen, which improves the relevance of the information found."

Everglades Online Thesaurus

"The Everglades Online Thesaurus is a structured vocabulary of concepts and terms relating to the south Florida environment. Designed as an information management tool for both researchers and metadata creators, the Thesaurus is intended to improve information retrieval across the many disparate information systems, databases, and web sites that provide Everglades-related information. The vocabulary provided by the Everglades Online Thesaurus expresses each relevant concept using a single ‘preferred term’, whereas in natural language many terms may exist to express that same concept.

Tesauro del Medio Ambiente para América Latina y el Caribe

"Para una mejor comprensión del tema y adecuada aplicación de los descriptores en el proceso de análisis de información ambiental, hemos considerado necesario presentar en la primera parte del tesauro, los módulos o grandes categorías bajo los cuales se han agrupado los descriptores.
Estas categorías ofrecen una visión de conjunto de los componentes del medio ambiente y coinciden con la organización que le otorgan la mayoría de los especialistas, para estudiar el contexto ambiental latinoamericano.

"For a better understanding of the subject and adequate application of the descriptors in the process of analysis of environmental information, we considered it necessary to present in the first part of the thesaurus, the modules or large categories under which the descriptors have been grouped.
These categories offer an overview of the components of the environment and coincide with the organization that is given by the majority of specialists to study the Latin American environmental context.


"The TOP-Thesaurus defines standards for a functional approach to plant diversity by stabilizing the terminology for concepts widely used in ecology and evolution. TOP provides names, definitions, formal units and synonyms for more than 700 plant features: plant traits, environmental preferences and spatial distribution. TOP can be searched via: FACETED SEARCH, filtering the available information by grouping terms into facets; HIERARCHY SEARCH, providing a tree that progressively unfolds; INDEX, a complete alphabetical list of all concepts defined in TOP.

Environmental/Chemical thesaurus

"The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus approaches scientific language control problems from a multidisciplinary view. The Environmental/Biomedical Terminology Index (EBTI) was used as a base for the present thesaurus. The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, used as its source of new terms those major terms found in 13 Environmental Protection Agency data bases. The scope of this thesaurus includes not only environmental and biomedical sciences, but also the physical sciences with emphasis placed on chemistry.