An overview of the Species File Group


Address general questions to our Community Liason Deborah Paul or Matt Yoder


While the group has now has a diverse background some of the its earliest history is in the context of the Orthoptera Species File. Read more here. Much more remains to be written.

Organization structure

Nested in the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, part of the Prarie Research Institute, the Species File Group has core members and collaborators around the world.



The SFG is funded by an endowment to the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. The endowment provides a relatively rare environment within the field of biodiversity informatics, i.e. fixed funding for long term research and development.


Additional funding has come from grants to PIs of the Core team


The speciesfilegroup.org website