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The USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Land Cover Data Set includes detailed vegetation and land use patterns for the continental United States. The data set incorporates the Ecological System classification system developed by NatureServe to represent natural and semi-natural land cover. The 590 land use classes in the data set...MORE
A digital record of a historic comprehensive survey of the marine benthic fauna and flora of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA are available at OBIS . The OBIS compiled data includes species name, individual count, lat/lon, and some environmental correlates like depth and salinity. Dataset Location: OBIS Waters of...MORE
Dryad is a general-purpose data repository. It's goal is to make data underlying scientific publictions discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad partners with scientific journals to include data from publications. Submission of data from other publications not directly partnered with Dryad is also welcome. Data Location: Conditions for use...MORE
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a long-term data repository dedicated to open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data supported by the National Science Foundation. Data Location: DataONE ; ONE Mercury Search Tool Conditions for use : Datasets on DataONE are individually...MORE
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments that provides free and open access to biodiversity data. Dataset Location: GBIF Site Location: Global Site(s) Georeferenced: Yes Timespan: 1700s - Present Data collected: species id, location Conditions for use : GBIF is an open access...MORE
This web site hosts data on amphibian species including: decline, conservation, natural history, and taxonomy. Data Location: AmphibiaWeb Sites Georeferenced: Yes Comments: Multiple user interfaces are included within this web site. Species accounts can be accessed through searching by species name, family, reason for decline, and conservation status. An interactive...MORE
Global plant species richness data from Ellis, E. C., E. C. Antill, and H. Kreft. 2012. All is not loss: plant biodiversity in the Anthropocene. PLoS ONE 7:e30535. Online Appendices (in one .zip file) *Detailed methods *Global statistics (Excel file) *Supplementary Maps Maps in Shapefile format (in one .zip file)...MORE