Biodiversity Informatics

Biodiversity Informatics provides essential scientific knowledge to better understand global ecosystems and to inform land use and policy decisions. It tends to focus more on entire organisms, the interaction of different organisms and their place in the environment. Biodiversity Informatics also provides a tools to attempt to create a digital version of a complete list of species. It is typically builds on a foundation of taxonomic, biogeographic, or ecological information stored in digital form, which, with the application of modern computer techniques, can yield new ways to view and analyse existing information, as well as predictive models for information that does not yet exist.