The database combines the information that you would find on a traditional museum label with the
field notes that document circumstances of time, habitat, environment. and observer. For
example, each record of a road killed turtle may represent an actual specimen that provides
samples and measurements for the systematics of the species. The record may also flag an
adjacent wetland as the habitat of a species at risk, and contribute to the studies of road
ecology and population dynamics, as well as seasonal habitat use of the species.
The Database stores data related to specimens or research projects and attempts to make it possible to test foreseeable hypotheses about ecological change. It also elucidates the life histories of particular species. We have written this database to handle any kind of observation, including various kinds of text, measurements, and images.
A History of the Database
Screenshot of a sample record
Example of a printed record