|ECOLOGICAL FLORA OF CALIFORNIA|
The Ecological Flora of California (EFCal) is a new component of the Jepson Flora Project that will provide ecological information on the California flora. EFCal will serve as a comprehensive database of ecological characteristics including life history, phenology, morphology and other traits for the California flora. Data entry and database design are now underway, and we hope to have a preliminary version of the database available by January, 2006.
The Ecological Flora project has two goals:
As a component of the Jepson Flora Project, EFCal will be closely coordinated with the revision of The Jepson Manual (scheduled for 2008), ensuring a high level of taxonomic quality and consistency.
Initial funding for EFCal has been provided by the California Biodiversity Center and the Committee on Research of UC Berkeley.