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Database

Biodiversity conservation | Environmental monitoring | Genetic information | Environment map | Taxonomic information |


Biodiversity conservation
Invasive species of Japan

This is a searchable database containing information on the main invasive alien species of Japan.



image of Avian influenza virus invasion risk map

This map helps predict domestic areas where the risk of avian influenza infiltration from overseas is high (for administrative agencies only). japanese version only


Tropical coastal ecosystems portal

A website that provides information on tropical coastal ecosystems that includes the world distribution maps, mangrove species lists and the ecosystem functions.
We hope this information contributes to better understanding of tropical coastal ecosystems and stimulates further discussion on these ecosystems.

Biodiversity web mapping system

BioWM is a mapping system for GBIF occurrence data (e.g., observation and specimen records) and research data provided by Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies.


image of Lake Biwa Underwater-Video Archive: from a Carp’s-eye view

This database archives underwater videos filmed in Lake Biwa using carp-mounted video-loggers. The videos provide valuable information about nature of fishes and other animals inhabiting the lake.  new arrivals updated Oct. 3

Image of Hokkaido freshwater fish database

The largest fish distribution database in Hokkaido, Japan. japanese version only



Image of Creatures of irrigation pond and its environment

Provide biodiversity information accumulated in the study of the southern part of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, using the geographic information system (GIS) (as of May 2017, release of GIS is suspended) japanese version only




Environmental monitoring
Lake Kasumigaura Database

Database providing water quality and aquatic organisms data of Lake Kasumigaura, which has been monitored for more than 40 years since the establishment of NIES.


Image of Lake Mashuu Long-term Environmental Monitoring

Provide outline of monitoring survey conducted for many years, observation result, observation data, related literature information provided at Lake Mashuu. japanese version only


Image of Land water monitoring department of Global Environmental Monitoring System

Inland water monitoring division of Global Environmental Monitoring System "GEMS (Global Environmental Monitoring System)." The only monitoring project covering global freshwater quality. japanese version only

Image of Acoustic monitoring of avian assemblage

Acoustic monitoring of avian assemblage in and around the evacuation area of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. japanese version only




Genetic information
Microbial culture collection at NIES

It is possible to refer to the list of strains preserved in the microbial culture collection at NIES, which includes the essential information of the culture strains, references, and image data. Additional information such as how to order, deposit, handle, and cultivate strains is also available.

Chironomid DNA Barcode Database

Database search system providing DNA barcoding information on chironomid specimens, including DNA barcodes, taxonomy, and collection sites.


Image of Wildlife genetic resource database

Database of wildlife cells, tissues, and DNA stored at Environmental Specimen Time Capsule Building of NIES and Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University. japanese version only

Image of genome database

The draft sequence of whole genome with a focus on endangered species (FASTA format)- Outcomes of Project for the Promotion of environmental genomics studies, NIES. japanese version only new arrivals updated Dec. 5

Image of Sample database of endangered species (algae)

Database search system of stocks of endangered algae possessed by Microbial Culture Collection. japanese version only





Environment map
Image of Japan national standard land-use mesh data

Land use data that can be used to estimate biodiversity on a national scale. It was constructed by integrating and standardizing the vegetation survey data of National Survey on the Natural Environment, which was conducted from 1988 to 1998 by Ministry of the Environment, Japan. japanese version only

Image of Japan Satoyama index mesh data

A database that calculates the heterogeneity of land use (called the "Satoyama Index") for evaluating biodiversity in agricultural landscapes from the Japan national standard land use mesh data. japanese version only




Taxonomic information
Image of Japanese algae Ishisango species in Tanegashima

Information and image retrieval system published in the catalog of "Zooxanthelalte corals of Japan - Tanegashima -" issued by the Center in 2015. japanese version only

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