Atlas of Living Australia

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Atlas of Living Australia
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Available in English
LaunchedOctober 2010
Current statusActive

The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is an online repository of information about Australian plants, animals, [1] and fungi. [2] [3] Development started in 2006. [4] The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an organisation significantly involved in the development of the ALA. [5] The Atlas of Living Australia is the Australian node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. [5] The ALA is being used to help assess suitability of revegetation projects by determining species vulnerability to climatic and atmospheric change. [6]


The Atlas of Living Australia is hosted by CSIRO and supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. [7]

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  2. May, Tom W. (2011). "An overview of the fungi of Melbourne". Victorian Naturalist. 128 (5, sp. iss. S1): 183–197.
  3. Belbin, Lee; Wallis, Elycia; Hobern, Donald; Zerger, Andre (21 April 2021). "The Atlas of Living Australia: History, current state and future directions". Biodiversity Data Journal. 9: e65023. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.9.e65023 . ISSN   1314-2828. PMC   8081701 .
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  6. 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.
  7. Atlas of Living Australia: Who we are. Retrieved 11 April 2019.