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Atlas of Living Australia

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Atlas of Living Australia
Available inEnglish
LaunchedOctober 2010
Current statusActive

The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is an online repository of information about Australian plants, animals,[1] and fungi.[2][3] Development started in 2006.[4] The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an organisation significantly involved in the development of the ALA.[5] The Atlas of Living Australia is the Australian node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.[5] The ALA is being used to help assess suitability of revegetation projects by determining species vulnerability to climatic and atmospheric change.[6]

The Atlas of Living Australia is hosted by CSIRO and supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.[7]

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  1. ^ "John La Salle, The Atlas of Living Australia". The Australian. News Limited. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ May, Tom W. (2011). "An overview of the fungi of Melbourne". Victorian Naturalist. 128 (5, sp. iss. S1): 183–197.
  3. ^ Belbin, Lee; Wallis, Elycia; Hobern, Donald; Zerger, Andre (21 April 2021). "The Atlas of Living Australia: History, current state and future directions". Biodiversity Data Journal. 9: e65023. doi:10.3897/BDJ.9.e65023. ISSN 1314-2828. PMC 8081701. PMID 33935559.
  4. ^ Foden, Blake (6 June 2018). "Internationally respected Canberra scientist killed in head-on crash". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "The Atlas of Living Australia". Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  6. ^ Booth, Trevor H.; Williams, Kristen J.; Belbin, Lee (2012). "Developing biodiverse plantings suitable for changing climatic conditions 2: Using the Atlas of Living Australia". Ecological Management & Restoration. 13 (3): 274–281. doi:10.1111/emr.12000.
  7. ^ Atlas of Living Australia: About Us. Retrieved 08 January 2024.

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