Atlas of Living Australia

Doi (identifier) The Canberra Times Australia

Atlas of Living Australia
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Available inEnglish
LaunchedOctober 2010
Current statusActive

The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is an online repository of information about Australian plants, animals,[1] and fungi.[2] Development started in 2006.[3] The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an organisation significantly involved in the development of the ALA.[4] The Atlas of Living Australia is the Australian node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.[4] The ALA is being use to help assess suitability of revegetation projects by determining species vulnerability to climatic and atmospheric change.[5]

The Atlas of Living Australia is hosted by CSIRO and supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "John La Salle, The Atlas of Living Australia". The Australian. News Limited. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ May, Tom W. (2011). "An overview of the fungi of Melbourne". Victorian Naturalist. 128 (5, sp. iss. S1): 183–197.
  3. ^ Foden, Blake (6 June 2018). "Internationally respected Canberra scientist killed in head-on crash". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "The Atlas of Living Australia". Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  5. ^ Booth, Trevor H.; Williams, Kristen J.; Belbin, Lee (2012). "Developing biodiverse plantings suitable for changing climatic conditions 2: Using the Atlas of Living Australia". Ecological Management & Restoration. 13 (3): 274–281. doi:10.1111/emr.12000.
  6. ^ Atlas of Living Australia: Who we are. Retrieved 11 April 2019.