Component-based end-user database design for ecologists

@article{Cushing2006ComponentbasedED,
  title={Component-based end-user database design for ecologists},
  author={Judith Bayard Cushing and Nalini Nadkarni and Michael Finch and Anne Fiala and Emerson R. Murphy-Hill and Lois M. L. Delcambre and David Maier},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent Information Systems},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={7-24}
}
To solve today’s ecological problems, scientists need well documented, validated, and coherent data archives. Historically, however, ecologists have collected and stored data idiosyncratically, making data integration even among close collaborators difficult. Further, effective ecology data warehouses and subsequent data mining require that individual databases be accurately described with metadata against which the data themselves have been validated. Using database technology would make… CONTINUE READING