The United States Geological Survey (USGS) hosts the U.S. Node to GBIF since the U.S. joined GBIF in 2001. The USGS-coordinated National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) served first as the primary implementation vehicle for the node. Since NBII’s cancellation in 2010, the USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis and Libraries Program implements the node. The Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) project comprises most node activities.
The U.S. node to GBIF represents an integral part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s activities to collect, organize and share biological information. As with other initiatives, the U.S. GBIF node streamlines access to U.S. biodiversity information and links it with broader geoscience data to address critical societal issues.
BISON is the primary project contributing to the node. It provides a specialized view of GBIF records for the U.S. and assists with provision of U.S. records to GBIF.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) coordinates EcoINFORMA, a broader U.S. government effort to organize and share data on biodiversity, environmental health and ecosystem services.
The Biological and Ecological Informatics Working Group is made up of representatives from numerous U.S. government agencies. It helps organize and prioritize contributions to both EcoINFORMA and BISON.
Since establishing the node in 2001, the United States Geological Survey has fully funded direct implementation of the U.S. Node to GBIF as a key contribution to its broader biodiversity informatics activities.
Deputy Assistant Director
National Science FoundationDirectorate for Biological Sciences National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard22230 ArlingtonUnited Statesjsilvert@nsf.gov
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Division Director for BIO/Division of Biological Infrastructure
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street02138 Cambridge, MAUnited Statessedwards@fas.harvard.edu+1 617 384 8082
U.S. Geological SurveyCenter for Biological Informatics USGS Biological Resources Discipline P.O. Box 25046 DFC MS302 CO 80225-0046 DenverUnited Statesmark_fornwall@usgs.gov+1 303 202 4220
U.S. Geological Suvery Biological Informatics 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 302, VA 20192 RestonUnited Statesmike_frame@usgs.gov+1 703 648 4164
Gerald “Stinger” Guala
U.S. Geological SurveyU.S. Geological Survey 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 30220192 Reston, VAUnited Statesgguala@usgs.gov+1-703-648-4311
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University of KansasBiodiversity Institute Dyche Hall, Room 602B 1345 Jayhawk Blvd KS 66045 LawrenceUnited Stateskrishtalka@ku.edu+1 785 864 3451
Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication Florida State University TallahasseeUnited Statesgriccardi@fsu.edu850-644-2869
Informatics and Botanical Researcher
P.O. Box 37012 DC 20013-7012 Washington, United Statesweitzman@si.edu+1.202.633.0846
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