Holos is on the move! We are currently reconfiguring our tools so stay tuned for updates! You still may perform the same searches, using current data, at the following sites:
- Reservemapper (interactive map queries for specimen, photo, and checklist data for any University of California Reserve)
- Wieslander Vegetation Type Mapping project (historic landscape-level landcover archive)
- Map of Life (Mapping global biodiversity) – external
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility (Global Biodiversity Occurrence Records, including those from BNHM) – external
- BNHM online tools (a complete list of Berkeley Natural History Museum informatics tools)
- EcoEngine (API and data access tools for specimen records, checklists, and photos)
- RShiny apps (special projects)
What is HOLOS?
Holos is a multifaceted project, originally conceived and initiated in 2015, which aims to digitize and aggregate many diverse biological and environmental collections into the Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine (‘Ecoengine’), a web service that can be searched and visualized via graphical tools: Explore, Compare, and other Applications. Primarily Holos focused on liberating ‘dark data’ from the repositories at UC Berkeley in order to achieve a holistic understanding of the complex interactions and feedback among organisms, climate, and their physical and biotic environments across space and time. The data in the Ecoengine is global in scope, and since much of the data is sourced from BNHM museums, reserves and partners, and the data coverage for California is thorough.