Accession Number : ADP007275

Title :   Interactive Information System: Database Elaboration for Biodiversity Research,

Corporate Author : AKADEMIYA NAUK SSSR MOSCOW

Personal Author(s) : Belchansky, G. I. ; Petrosyan, V. G. ; Boukvareva, E. N.

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The conceptual framework of an interactive information system (IIS) for biological research, with emphasis on biodiversity is presented. Topics include: (1) the general approach for synthesis of an IIS; (2) the elements of organizational structure of IIS-Biodiversity; and (3) the main problems of biodiversity research. Traditional biohierarchy is considered as the framework for elaborating the database structure and IIS architecture. The discussion is illustrated by some results of concrete elaborations. Under examination were the significance of functional subsystems on the local, state, and regional levels, the problems pertaining to the set-up of conceptional and logical models for a Mammalian component, and the elaboration of an integrated database including models for ecological studies with emphasis on biodiversity. Some parts of the present report are considered in general view, because the discussed problem has a multidisciplinary character.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURE, STRUCTURES, SYNTHESIS, DATA BASES, ECOLOGY, MODELS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Ecology
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE