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This work was funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

We gratefully acknowledge the following people for their invaluable help:

Jesse Ausubel (Rockefeller University and Afred P. Sloan Foundation) for developing the concept of the Census of the Fishes, and encouragement on this project.

Mike Behrenfeld and Paul G. Falkowski (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) for use of their data - please refer to the input data page for details.

Stan Blum (University of Kansas) for explanation of the ASC model and general advice on database design.

Bruce Collette (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian) for explaining the ITIS database.

Daphne Fautin and her database group (University of Kansas) for a display of her anemone database, for her hospitality, and for use of her anemone data - please refer to input data page for details.

Laura Green (University of Kansas) for a tour of the Oz collections managements software and advice about database project management.

Dorota Kolber (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Dorota was kind enough to help us obtain the most up to date model output and other binary data from Dr. Behrenfeld and Dr. Falkowski.

Mary Mikevitch (National Musem of Natural History, Smithsonian) for showing us the ITIS and Marine Biodiversity Information databases, and for general database advice.

Thomas Munroe (Staff Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.) For use of his tonguefish data; please refer to the information presented on the input data page.

A. Townsend Peterson (University of Kansas) for a description of the Mexican Bird Project and database.

Raul Jiminez Rosenberg (Director of Systems, Conabio) for information about the Conabio diversity database.

David Stockwell (San Diego Supercomputer Center) for use and explanation of the GARP model for predicting species ranges from distribution data.

Dave Vieglais (University of Kansas) for a beta copy and help using his ZBig/Darwin Core application

John Wiggins and Charlie Belmonte (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers) for computer support.

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