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The word ecoinformatics was coined less than a decade ago and is defined as “the science of information in ecology and environmental science."  TraitNet is committed to implementing cutting-edge semantic technologies to improve the curation, discovery, and sharing of ecological data. 

The growth in ecoinformatics research has given rise to a dedicated scientific journal: Ecological Informatics

Additional informatics journals include:

Ecoinformatics initiatives:


Registry of plant trait data - COMING SOON!
Plant Functional Traits Ontology - COMING SOON!

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0639161. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.