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Orrell, Thomas

Deputy Director, ITIS

Does an index of global biodiversity allow for information to be connected?  Through my research and collaborative activities, I investigate making biodiversity and research information available and connected. I explore a virtual work space that networks scientists, tools, collections and research information, systems, and workflows in order to efficiently model and understand global biodiversity.

Background And Education

Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Marine Science: Systematic Ichthyology, Molecular Systematics, College of William and Mary , School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, A Molecular Phylogeny of the Sparidae (Perciformes: Percoidei) 1993 - 2000
  • B.A. in Biology, University of Richmond 1983 - 1987
  • NMFS Systematics Laboratory , National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate 2001 - 2003

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Publications

Selected Publications

  • Article

  • Book

    • Roskov, Y., Kunze, T., and Orrell, Thomas M. 2014. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2014 Annual Checklist. Leiden, the Netherlands: Naturalis Biodiversity Center. 2014
  • Chapter

    • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Alepocephalidae." In The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1765–1770. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. 2016
    • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Argentinidae." In The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1751–1753. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. 2016
    • Orrell, Thomas M. and Hartel, K. E. 2016. "Leptochilichthyidae." In The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1762–1764. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. 2016
    • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Microstomatidae." In The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1754–1755. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. 2016
    • Hartel, K. E. and Orrell, Thomas M. 2016. "Opisthoproctidae." In The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1759–1761. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. 2016
    • Orrell, Thomas M. and Hartel, K. E. 2016. "Platytroctidae." In The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, editors. 1771–1782. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. 2016
  • Dataset

  • Information Content Entity

  • Webpage

    • Bisby, Frank, Roskov, Yuri, Culham, A., Orrell, Thomas M., Nicolson, David, Paglinawan, L., Bailly, Nicolas, Appeltans, W., Kik, P., Bourgoin, T., and Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D., eds. 2012. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2012 Annual Checklist. 2012
    • Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell, Thomas M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., and Ouvrard D. 2011. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist. 2011

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