Eco-informatics for decision makers advancing a research agenda

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Edited by: Ludascher B.Raschid L.


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Resource managers often face significant information technology (IT) problems when integrating ecological or environmental information to make decisions. At a workshop sponsored by the NSF and USGS in December 2004, university researchers, natural resource managers, and information managers met to articulate IT problems facing ecology and environmental decision makers. Decision making IT problems were identified in five areas: 1) policy, 2) data presentation, 3) data gaps, 4) tools, and 5) indicators. To alleviate those problems, workshop participants recommended specific informatics research in modeling and simulation, data quality, information integration and ontologies, and social and human aspects. This paper reports the workshop findings, and briefly compares these with research that traditionally falls under the emerging eco-informatics rubric. ?? Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Eco-informatics for decision makers advancing a research agenda
Volume 3615
Year Published 2005
Language English
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Title Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
First page 325
Last page 334
Conference Title Second International Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences, DILS 2005
Conference Location San Diego, CA
Conference Date 20 July 2005 through 22 July 2005
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