Nongeospatial Metadata for the Ecological Sciences

  title={Nongeospatial Metadata for the Ecological Sciences},
  author={William K. Michener and James W. Brunt and John J. Helly and Thomas B. Kirchner and Susan G. Stafford},
Issues related to data preservation and sharing are receiving increased attention from scientific societies, funding agencies, and the broad scientific community. Ecologists, for example, are increasingly using data collected by other scientists to address questions at broader spatial, temporal, and thematic scales (e.g., global change, biodiversity, sustainability). No data set is perfect and self-explanatory. Ecologists must, therefore, rely upon a set of instructions or documentation to… CONTINUE READING
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