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Eco-informatics for decision makers advancing a research agenda

January 1, 2005

Resource managers often face significant information technology (IT) problems when integrating ecological or environmental information to make decisions. At a workshop sponsored by the NSF and USGS in December 2004, university researchers, natural resource managers, and information managers met to articulate IT problems facing ecology and environmental decision makers. Decision making IT problems were identified in five areas: 1) policy, 2) data presentation, 3) data gaps, 4) tools, and 5) indicators. To alleviate those problems, workshop participants recommended specific informatics research in modeling and simulation, data quality, information integration and ontologies, and social and human aspects. This paper reports the workshop findings, and briefly compares these with research that traditionally falls under the emerging eco-informatics rubric. ?? Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

Publication Year 2005
Title Eco-informatics for decision makers advancing a research agenda
Authors J.B. Cushing, T. Wilson, L. Brandt, V. Gregg, S. Spengler, A. Borning, L. Delcambre, G. Bowker, Mike Frame, J. Fulop, C. Hert, E. Hovy, J. Jones, E. Landis, J.L. Schnase, C. Schweik, W. Sonntag
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70027589
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries