Chapter 18. Insect Biodiversity Informatics

  1. Robert G. Foottit2 and
  2. Peter H. Adler3
  1. Norman F. Johnson

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch18

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Johnson, N. F. (2009) Insect Biodiversity Informatics, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, 1315 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211



  • insect biodiversity informatics;
  • primary specimen-occurrence data;
  • mission of Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) - developing standards and protocols making sharing of data possible;
  • Entomological Collections Network (ECN) advocate - use of a Code 49 stacked bar code for insect specimens;
  • taxonomic names;
  • NEXUS - used as data input format for phylogenetic analyses;
  • cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research project (CIPRES)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Primary Specimen-Occurrence Data

  • Taxonomic Names

  • Literature

  • Characters

  • Encyclopedia of Life, Tree of Life

  • Conclusions and Prospects

  • Acknowledgments

  • References