EBIO 6460 Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics

This upper-level course explores theory and practice in biodiversity informatics, an emerging field of cyber-enabled discovery and innovation. Topics to be discussed include natural history collection databases and networks, data mining, morphological databases and ontology, digital libraries, phyloinformatics, cybertaxonomy, Georeferencing methods and algorithms, GIS and predictive niche modeling. A computer laboratory is a required corequisite.