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Biodiversity and Museum Informatics Lab


In 2003, the Museum created a new Biodiversity Informatics Lab to accommodate our growing activities in this field. This lab is the hotspot for programming and database management activities in the MVZ, many of which are collaborative with other organizations such as the Berkeley Natural History Museums and the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center.

The lab houses office and computing space for professional and student programmers working on a variety of projects, including the MVZ database (Arctos), distributed data networks (MaNIS, HerpNET, ORNIS), and digitization of the Museum's audio recordings. The lab also has numerous workstations for georeferencing of specimen locality data, and provides a facility for GIS research and training by the Museum's specialist. Contact Michelle Koo for more information.

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