Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Curtis Dyreson


This project presents a Web search engine for North American plant species that provides easy and fast access to plant information from multiple data sources. This project’s overarching goal is to integrate plant information from different sources under a single interface to allow any user to search said information from a universal portal rather than searching in several places. The user interface was designed and customized to help the user search for anything related to North American plants and get the required information within few clicks with the help of the faceted browsing. The user experience is more enhanced by sorting the plants based on their geographical location with the help of Google maps.


This work made publicly available electronically on April 26, 2012.