The goal of antmaps.org is to provide an intuitive and efficient framework for professional and amateur myrmecologists to visualize the known distribution of ant species or higher taxon, and to access the underlying records for those data.
Antmaps.org is not a database per se, but rather a client-end tool for visualizing and interacting with the GABI database. The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) project (Guénard et al. In Review) is an attempt to consolidate and curate a comprehensive global database of ant species distributional records, including literature records, museum databases, and online specimen databases. The database includes records from over 8400 publications, most major digitized museum collections, and specimen databases such as Antweb. In total, the database now has over 1.6 million records including around 15000 described ant species and subspecies. The GABI data are currently housed in a PostgreSQLdatabase that syncronizes once per week with antmaps.org.
The Azorean Biodiversity Portal is a unique resource for fundamental research in systematics, biodiversity, education and conservation management in the Azores (Portugal). It also provides an original platform for biogeographical and macroecological research on islands.
The species database (ATLANTIS) is comprised of spatial grid-based (500x500 m) presence-absence information for ca. 5000 species, drawing on a thorough literature survey (dating back to the 19th Century) as well as on unpublished records from recent intensive field surveys in the Azores. Many species are also accompanied by images from collections and/or live specimen
A database for the Iberian Arthropod biodiversity,including Macaronesia.
It has certainly been very laborious commissioning project, based on a figure of between 50 and 60,000 species of arthropods, and the first phase consists of 104 manuals, over 1492 pages, including an introduction to the project, overall guidance and key arthropods and several specific chapters on Iberian biodiversity and each considered Macaronesian archipelagos (Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira ), plus dedicated to the conservation of arthropods, exotic and invasive species and the own taxonomy as a tool (crisis ?) knowledge. The following four sections, each dedicated to a specific subphylum (Chelicerata , Myriapoda , Hexapoda and ' Crustacea ') including 95 manuals on one or several orders of arthropods, to complete the range of 108 orders cited in our territory and waters.
Obtaining marine data is economically very costly process, and efficiency must prevail to get the data once and use it many times. Therefore, the purpose of the OAG is to create a repository of marine data where any data on it is deposited, it becomes the maximum potential use , always respecting the authorship and source of the data. This approach involves enabling processes of homogenization and integration of data and metadata and to devise appropriate protocols for collaboration between producers and users of data organisms.
The aim of this webpage is to provide information about the spider fauna of the Azores. In time this site is planned to contain images and species descriptions of all species occurring on the archipelago. Images of alcohol preserved specimen will be used until images of live specimens are available. It is hoped to supplement habitus images with images of female epigynes and male palps to enhance the ability of anyone wanting to successfully identify spiders collected on the archipelago. Images shown on this page may not be based on Azorean specimens but spiders collected or observed elsewhere in their distributional range. Many of these images together with the detailed distribution of species on the nine Azorean islands could be accessed in the Azorean Biodiversity Portal. The images taken by Enésima Mendonça were taken under the Project Interreg IIIB Bionatura and a Grant of CITA-A (University of Azores)