Integrated Biodiversity Information System
I B I S
Australian National Herbarium
What is IBIS ?
IBIS, the Integrated Biodiversity Information System, provides the infrastructure, applications and services supporting biodiversity informatics for the ANBG, CANB and their partnership with CSIRO Plant Industry, the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR).
IBIS incorporates systems for the integration, retrieval and disemination of biodiversity information; collections management (ALIVE, ANHSIR, APII); digital asset management; nomenclatural and taxonomic indices (APNI, APC); information delivery (www.anbg|cpbr.gov.au); web services (flora-online) and; federated database support (AVH, IPNI, GBIF).
IBIS links the data held in the various collections of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Australian National Herbarium, the Australian Plant Image Index and the Australian Plant Name Index.
We rely heavily on open source solutions (Apache, Perl, Java) and employ national and global standards (HISPID,TDWG,BioCase) for both information management and delivery where-ever possible. Oracle provides our production RDBMS (and SQL engine).
Australian Plant Name Index -- APNI
Australian Plant Census - APC
The APC is a work in progress with only half of our names assigned to an APC taxon. We are still about 18 months away from completing the first pass.
A quick guide to names and name changes?
Plants alive in the Botanic Gardens at the last stocktake - VIC-query
Complete search of the Living Collections database - STOCK
Stocktake an ANBG Section - links living plants, herbarium specimens and APNI.
New User interfaces : An upgraded version of the system(s) which support the Nursery, Plant Records, Seedbank and Horticultural functions is being developed. This will meet our requirements for more complete documentation of plants in the Gardens - provenance, propagation history, treatments and success rates. The proposed system will also give greater support to business processes that are required to manage the collection such as propagation, plant out, stocke take, clone and section assessments. It will also provide the basis for moving forward with GIS in the gardens.
Australian National Herbarium Specimen Information Register - ANHSIR
ANHSIR specimen records within a radius of a map point or location: Plant Locator (under development)
Australian Tropical Herbarium - CNS
Search for digital images
using Genus (and species) .
Search for records of all plant photos
using Genus and species (only 50% digitized).
Search for non-plant photos
using key words (landscapes, animals, national parks etc).
Collaborative Projects - national and international
Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria - EOL
IBIS contributes its data to the AVH project, and maintains a node on our server. (about AVH - ppt)
Atlas of Living Australia - (ALA)
Species Links – Open speciesLinks Portal
Global Biodiversity Information Facility - GBIF
Encyclopedia of Life - EOL
Taxonomic Databases Working Group - TDWG
on a word or a plant name from the non-database web pages
Browse the site - you might be surprised what you find !