Scientific Program Committee - Dora Canhos

D. CanhosDora Ann Lange Canhos, Associate Director, Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA) (, has been working with databases and on-line information systems since 1985. She is a member of the developing team of the speciesLink network (, of the information system of collections of biotechnological interest ( and is part of the coordinating team of the National Institute of Science and Technology Virtual Herbarium of Plants and Fungi ( She also represents CRIA at the Clearing-House Mechanism Informal Advisory Committee of the Convention on Biological Diversity (, and as a member of the steering committee of GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network - During the period of 2003-2008 she was a member of the CODATA Task Group on Preservation and Archiving of Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries.