DIGITIZATION OF THE U.S. NATIONAL POLLINATING INSECTS COLLECTION
Pollinating Insects-- Biology, Management and Systematics Research
Project Number: 5428-21000-015-05
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2014
Complete a comprehensive database of the U.S. National Pollinating Insects Collection, improve search capabilities of the database, and enhance the data access on the internet. This will provide web-based access to researchers in pollination biology, crop pollination, bee systematics, and other scientific disciplines to biological, distributional, and phenological data of the approximately one million specimens of bees in the world.
Bee specimens in the U.S. National Pollinating Insects Collection will be identified, all label data captured in a relational database, localities georeferenced, species identities and their sex entered. Resulting data will be served through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility portal.