Disclaimer and Acknowledgements


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Mandala Acknowledgements

Research cited in on this website is supported in part by the National Science Foundation’s program on Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy(PEET) Grants DEB 95-21925, 99-77958, and 07-31528; the Schlinger Foundation, the University of IllinoisNorth Carolina State University, the University of QueenslandCSIRO, the Illinois Natural History Survey, and the Bernice P. Bishop Museum; the Biodiversity Surveys & Inventories, DEB-0425790“Terrestrial Arthropod Survey – Fiji;” and the Diptera Tree of Life project, EF-03-34948.

A special thanks is due to John Pickering and DiscoverLife.org for encouragement and mapping integration between the online PHP databases and DiscoverLife.

Thanks are also due to the FileMaker® developer community, who has been a generous source of help, inspiration, tips, and ideas, and especially the folks at FMWebschool for their support and development of FileMaker webtools, especially the FMStudio® integration of FileMaker, PHP, and Dreamweaver®.

Finally, I would like to thank the TDWG group working on biodiversity information standards, the initial meeting of which I attended in 1996 as one of the first zoologists in this originally plant systematist-dominated group. Developing standards for sharing information is vital if not always considered cutting edge in the scientific world, yet communication among us is key: while on the surface our concepts may appear similar, it takes little digging to realize just how different these can be!

Tabanid Acknowledgements

The research cited in on this website is supported in part by the National Science Foundation’s program on Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (DEB 0731528). Other findings are supported by an NSF US-South Africa Dissertation Enhancement grant for Co-PI Morita (DEB 0183288): The Evolution of Long-Tongued Fly Pollinators (Diptera: Tabanidae) and by the following institutions: North Carolina State UniversityCSIRO (Canberra, Australia), and the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.