The conceptual framework of an interactive information system IIS for biological research, with emphasis on biodiversity is presented. Topics include 1 the general approach for synthesis of an IIS 2 the elements of organizational structure of IIS-Biodiversity and 3 the main problems of biodiversity research. Traditional biohierarchy is considered as the framework for elaborating the database structure and IIS architecture. The discussion is illustrated by some results of concrete elaborations. Under examination were the significance of functional subsystems on the local, state, and regional levels, the problems pertaining to the set-up of conceptional and logical models for a Mammalian component, and the elaboration of an integrated database including models for ecological studies with emphasis on biodiversity. Some parts of the present report are considered in general view, because the discussed problem has a multidisciplinary character.
This article is from 'Proceedings of the International Conference on the Role of the Polar Regions in Global Change Held in Fairbanks, Alaska on 11-15 June 1990. Volume 1', AD-A253 027, p112-118.