Data Mobilization & Discovery

A significant goal of the Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine project was to uncover "dark" data, mobilize isolated collections, and digitize targeted specimens within the Berkeley Natural History Museums and Berkeley's research labs. The collections listed below were recovered, organized, databased, georeferenced, connected and/or made available for public use by our staff and undergraduate students. These data become available for exploration in the Explore and Compare tools.

Click on the links below to explore the story behind each collection, projects and relevant research, and the people who brought them to "light."

Wieslander Vegetation Map

Project (VTM)

Natural Reserve System 

Field Station Data



University and Jepson


University Museum of 


Essig Museum of 

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Pollen Core Data

Soil Database

Natural Reserve System

Environmental Sensor Array
Climate Data