Competitive Exams: Science and Technology Biodiversity Informatics
Biodiversity Informatics vs. Bioinformatics:
Biodiversity informatics includes application of information technologies to the management, algorithm exploration, analysis and interpretation of primary data regarding life particularly the species level organization while Bioinformatics is the use of computer technologies for mining, capture, storage, search, retrieval, modelling, and analysis of genomic and proteomic data.
Benefits of Biodiversity Informatics
Permits mining, capture, storage, search, retrieval, visualization, mapping, modeling, analysis and publication of data.
Networking of database between different institutions, laboratories, universities, and research organizations that will help scientists and research scholars carry out research on different aspects of biodiversity conservation.
Access to useful data at little or no cost with interactive and user-defined readability. Improved education and training process a teacher can obtain real data sets for various student exercises.
Significant role in policy and decision-making processes that directly or indirectly affect billions of lives.
Information and data gaps are more apparent, and these gaps will encourage scientists to carry out research on the neglected, unexplored and much awaited themes and issues.
Increased public confidence and participation in more transparent and accessible science.
Courtesy: Science Reporter