Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 12001: Martinez: Synthesizing and analyzing complex ecological networks with ecoinformatics , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Martinez N. 2007.
PEaCE Lab description
nceas.363.2 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.363.2/nceas)
General Information:
Title:PEaCE Lab description
Identifier:nceas.363
Abstract:
The Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab (PEaCE Lab) is a Berkeley, California-based non-profit research institute founded in January 2004 to promote awareness of ecological interdependence through research, development and education related to ecoinformatics and computational ecology. Ecoinformatics refers to technologies and practices for gathering, analyzing, visualizing, storing, retrieving and otherwise managing ecological knowledge and information. Computational Ecology refers to scientific research focused on the quantitative description and analysis of ecological systems using empirical data, mathematical and statistical models, and information technology. The Lab investigates the structure, function and dynamics of complex networks of organisms interacting with each other and their environment. The study, conservation and management of ecosystems demands an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach as well as the development of new information technology and computational tools, all of which are hallmarks of our research. The PEaCE Lab's mission is to conduct scientific research, spearhead informatics tool development, and generate, compile and disseminate ecological information in partnership with researchers, universities, research institutes and centers, foundations, NGOs and governmental organizations. Our research activities are supported primarily by grants from the National Science Foundation, with additional institution, foundation and corporate support noted within particular research projects. Current NSF grants are administered by the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado, whose purpose is to facilitate research and education in field biology. The online portal for the PEaCE Lab is www.foodwebs.org. This website provides access to information on the people, publications and projects associated with our research. Current Lab projects involve developing information technologies and research applications for analyzing, modeling and visualizing ecological networks with a focus on food webs, or who eats whom among species in ecosystems. Come back frequently to see what's new.
Keywords:None:
  • food webs
  • complex networks
  • fun
Publication Date:2007-11-29

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 12001: Martinez: Synthesizing and analyzing complex ecological networks with ecoinformatics
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Neo Martinez
Organization:Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab
Address:
Berkeley, California 94703 USA
Phone:
5102957624 (voice)
Email Address:
neo@peacelab.net
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Neo Martinez
Organization:Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab
Address:
Berkeley, California 94703 USA
Phone:
5102957624 (voice)
Email Address:
neo@peacelab.net
Associated Parties:
Individual: Neo Martinez
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Neo Martinez

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Global
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -122.2781  degrees
East:  -122.2781  degrees
North:  37.8769  degrees
South:  37.8769  degrees
Time Period:
Date:
2004-01-01

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File