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Multi-taxa database data dictionary

February 9, 2021

The conservation of biological resources relies on the successful management of ecological and physiological research data. The Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey is working with researchers, land managers, and decision makers from non-government organizations and city, county, state, and federal resource agencies to develop data management methods. Access to the most current and applicable research data available in making sound decisions to conserve species diversity is foundational. We sought to accomplish several goals in developing the data management strategy used in the Multi-Taxa database. Data persistence and availability are primary goals of well-developed databases. By documenting and sharing the structure and definitions of Multi-Taxa database, we hope to further the successful management of these crucial data. 

Publication Year 2021
Title Multi-taxa database data dictionary
DOI 10.3133/tm16B1
Authors Elise Watson, Carlton J. Rochester, Chris W. Brown, Donn A. Holmes, Stacie A. Hathaway, Robert N. Fisher
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques and Methods
Series Number 16-B1
Index ID tm16B1
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization California Water Science Center; Western Ecological Research Center