Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia is an initiative to improve access to information on Australia’s biodiversity.

Green Vegetable Bug specimen

Green Vegetable Bug specimen
Photographer: Andrew Donnelly © Australian Museum

The Atlas of Living Australia provides tools for researchers and others to access, combine and map data on Australian species.

The Atlas project is a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian natural history collections community - as the Australian Museum - and the Australian Government.

The Atlas offers

  • A page for each Australian plant, animal and fungi with photos, descriptions, distribution maps and observations.
  • Lists of scientific and common names for Australian species.
  • Identification keys and tools,
  • Information on the specimens in Australian collections at museums, herbaria and other institutions.
  • Mapping tools to analyse and visualise biodiversity and environmental data and trends.
  • Information and tools for citizen science projects.
  • Tools to track biodiversity and ecological environmental changes over time.
  • Open source tools to download and use.
  • Australian nodes of international biodiversity databases and tools.
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Mr Martin Pueschel , Scientific Illustrator
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