Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine

An open API serving UC Berkeley's Natural History Data


API access and documentation for developers interested in building their own applications


Access to data and tools for researchers interested in analysis


Updates from the development and research team

The Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine, funded by the W. M. Keck Foundation, aims to provide access to biodiversity information from the university’s rich and diverse repositories as well as tools to promote visualization and in depth analysis. This effort is a part of the Berkeley Initiative In Global Change Biology, and you can find a full description of the project at

We are beta-testing the Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine. The data currently served by the Ecoengine are for test use only as we work on software performance, data integration, and display.

We welcome your feedback, both what you like and what problems you may encounter; please contact us at Thanks for your help!

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