Biota manages specimen-based, spatially and taxonomically referenced data for ecologists, conservation biologists, evolutionary biologists, systematists, museums and herbaria.
Biota is open-source software, distributed under a BSD-3 Open Source License. You may freely download, use, and distribute fully-enabled copies of the standalone desktop versions of Biota 3 (BiotaAppWin and BiotaAppMac) or Biota 2.0.4 at zero cost. If you wish, you may also request and modify the source code (as a 4th Dimension Structure File, which requires 4th Dimension to open).
The comprehensive Biota Manual is also available for immediate download, at no cost, under a GNU Free Documentation License.
By mutual and amicable agreement, long-time Biota partner Sinauer Associates will no longer distribute Biota.