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Ecoinformatics

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Table of Contents

Ecoinformatics

Objectives

I. Ecoinformatics

“Big Ecology”

Ecoinformatics

History of Ecoinformatics

Future: Federated Information Infrastructure

Impediments to FII

II. Metadata

Metadata

Data Entropy

Classes of Data and Metadata

History of Geospatial Data and Metadata Standardization

Generic Ecological Metadata Descriptors (Non-geospatial)

Implementation Strategies

III. Dilemmas

Standardization

Data Ownership

Unfunded Mandates

IV. Challenges

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