Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date



"Develop a computerized indexing system for sorting and accessing data records and develop descriptive summaries of existing data files."

Project Title

Wildlife Ecology, Behavior and Habitat Improvement in New York


"The Huntington Wildlife Forest (HWF) of the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has served as a research station for the biology and management of wildlife species and their habitats for the past 50 years. Approximately 25 percent of this research has been funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife (PR Project W-105-R). The data collected have extensive potential applications, which are enhanced by increased accessibility. These data provided from past research activities are collectively referred to as the "Database". This Database is organized into "Data Files". The computerized "Database System", serves as an efficient tool for accessing Data Files that meet user specified criteria. The Data Files are classified by various criteria which provide information about the particular file. These criteria include file type, subject, taxa, study areas, investigators, dates of study and key words. Following completion of the search, the system responds with a one page summary of the Data File, and information specifying access procedures to the thesis or report. The Database System is functional on an IBM—PCXT. The program is "user-friendly" and allows searching, creating, and editing Data Files."