Image Acquisition, Digitization, Databasing and Delivery

The University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health operates a set of educational web sites in cooperation with a wide array of federal, state, and private agencies, as well as with many individuals, colleges and universities. Images available through The Bugwood Network image sites (www.ForestryImages.org, www.Invasive.org, www.IPMImages.org, and www.InsectImages.org) can be used for educational and noncommercial purposes with no royalties and fees contingent upon credit being given to the photographer, the photographer's affiliation (if appropriate) and to appropriate image site thereby ensuring that full descriptive and photographer credit information is available for every image. All commercial usage rights are retained by the photographer or designated image rights' holder.

Database Statistics

Number of Images Available: 124,539
Total Number of Photographers: 1,652
Total Number of Subjects: 14,103

Bugwood Image Database System Websites:

forestry Forestry Images
www.forestryimages.org

Forestry Images is provides an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to forest health and silviculture.

80 million hits in 2009
2 million unique users in 2009

invasive Invasive.org
www.invasive.org

Increased interest in the effect of invasive species on our natural ecosystems created a great demand for quality images to identify current and potential invaders. Invasive.org provides an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to identification and management of invasive species.

42 million hits in 2009
2 million unique users in 2009

ipm IPM Images
www.ipmimages.org

IPM Images provides an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to Integrated Pest Management of various commodities. The organization of the site lends itself to finding images of insects or diseases in individual commodities. This site also serves as a portal for diagnostic laboratories in finding and contributing images to be used in education and training across the nation and the world.

10 million hits in 2009
600,000 unique users in 2009

insects Insect Images
www.insectimages.org

Insect Images provides an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to insects focusing on the organization of images by taxonomic relationships and the type of damage they cause and the various life stages of each species.

21 million hits in 2009
700,000 million unique users in 2009


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