The BioSystematic Database of World Diptera is a community effort lead
by us. Without the dedication and support of our scientific
team, we could not deliver the information that the public wants and
needs, so we first and foremost acknowledge all our team members.
Facilities and financial support have mainly been provided by our host
organization, the Systematic
Entomology Laboratory, Plant
Sciences Institute, Agricultural
Research Service, USDA. Financial
support has also been provided by the Schlinger Foundation, without which
the WWW interface could not have been completed. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility
has provided support for a post-doctoral fellowship (2003-2004) to
accelerate the data review process. Elaine B.
Jamison, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, deserve special thanks for
she has spent much of the past 12 years entering fly names into various
computer databases. Thanks are also due to Robert Carlson,
who previously maintains our WWW server and connection.
Finally, we thank our spouses for their tolerant understanding of our
other passions: flies, names and books.