The Interaction Web Database is a cooperative effort of scientists interested in the study of species interactions. Users are at universities and research institutions in over thirty countries all over the world. Many members have been involved in field projects that have produced many of the datasets available at the web site.

The database is currently managed by Paulo R. Guimarães (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rafael L. Galdini Raimundo (Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil), Luciano Cagnolo (Cordoba, Argentina), and Roberta Bonaldo (Florianópolis, Brazil). Past coordinators were Diego Vázquez (Mendoza, Argentina) and Carlos Melián (Santa Barbara, USA). The IWDB was originally created by Diego Vázquez, Jeremy Goldberg and Rupesh Naik in September 2003.

The goal of the Interaction Web Database is to help disseminate ecological data on species interactions to be used for scientific purposes. If you have a dataset that you think could be included in the database, please send us an e-mail, and we'll send you the necessary information. In the future we plan to have an online interface for data entry, so members can enter and edit their data directly.


The best way to get in touch with us is to send us an e-mail (interact@nceas.ucsb.edu).
If e-mail doesn't work for you, please e-mail to prguima@ib.usp.br

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