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Theme Lead Agency: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme Lead: Marcia McNiff (USGS)



Committees and Work Groups

Geospatial Standards

Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme* Definition: Pertain to, or describe, the dynamic processes, interactions, distributions, and relationships between and among organisms and their environments.

The Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme name was approved by the FGDC Steering Committee on June 16, 2016. Previously, it was called the Biota Theme.

FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee
FGDC Wetlands Subcommittee

Classification of Wetlands and Deep Water Habitats in the United States (1996)

Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, Part 1: Biological Data Profile (1999)

Biological Nomenclature and Taxonomy Standard Proposal (1999)

National Vegetation Classification Standard (Version 2, 2008)

Wetlands Mapping Standard (2009)

NGDA Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme Community

NGDA Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme Community

Community Type: A-16
Sponsor: FGDC
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