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Lifemapper (http://www.lifemapper.org) is a predictive electronic atlas of the Earth’s biological biodiversity. Using a screensaver version of the GARP genetic algorithm for modeling species distributions, Lifemapper harnesses vast computing resources through ’volunteers’ PCs similar to SETI@home, to develop models of the distribution of the worlds fauna(More)
The Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK) is a knowledge environment that is being developed to address many of the current challenges associated with data accessibility and integration in the biodiversity and ecological sciences. The SEEK information technology infrastructure encompasses three integrated systems: (1) EcoGrid—an open(More)
The Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK) [1] is an information technology project designed to address the many challenges associated with data accessibility and integration of large-scale biocomplexity data in the ecological sciences. The SEEK project is creating cyberinfrastructure encompassing three integrated systems: EcoGrid, a Semantic(More)
The peach palm, Bactris gasipaes H.B.K., in Costa Rica, possesses unusual trichomes on the inflorescence epidermal surface. Certain cells of the trichome possess a thick, highly lignified cell wall and are consumed by the beetle Cyclocephala amazona L. before it ingests pollen from the same inflorescence. Chemical analyses show the trichome to possess no(More)
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