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NMNH people on EOL

Last updated about 2 years ago

These EOL members also work at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The collection icon was taken by Chip Clark, a staff photographer who died in 2010.

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Sarah Miller: Hm, that's odd. It's definitely overdue now. I will ask somebody from our technical team to check what's going on. Thanks!

    2 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Bart C.: You can email it to hammockj@si.edu -- she's a pro at this. CSV is fine.

    4 months ago

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    Bart C. commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    Hi Cyndy, This is a reply on your answer on a comment I left on the "EOL Discussion Group" about a month ago. Relating to uploading lists of species in batch to a collection. You mentioned you could generate these if I send you the lists. Please tell me via which way I need to submit this. Would .csv format fine? Thanks, Bart

    4 months ago

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    Rene Noam commented on "Katja Schulz":

    I would like to invite you to join "Project H2O: Hydro 2.0".

    4 months ago

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    Rene Noam commented on "Jennifer Hammock":

    I would like to invite you to join "Project H2O: Hydro 2.0".

    4 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Lourdes Chamorro":

    @Lourdes Chamorro: It looks like Apoderus giraffa should be merged with Trachelophorus giraffa. We could then select the hierarchy with Apoderus giraffa Jekel, 1860 as the preferred classification. Would that solve the problem? The weevil data in Catalogue of Life are unfortunately a mess. Lots of synonyms are listed as valid names, and lots of author data are mixed up. It's been a known issue for years.

    5 months ago

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    Lourdes Chamorro commented on Lourdes Chamorro's newsfeed:

    You are welcome. Mostly yes. At least it has Jekel as the author, which is correct. T. giraffoides is not valid but appears as valid in wikipedia. Thanks for responding so quickly. The authors for almost all other species in the genus is wrong in EOL at the moment.

    5 months ago

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    سعيد الرفاعي commented on "Katja Schulz":

    ماذا يا اختي

    7 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Bruno Petriccione: I don't have enough of an understanding of the group to know how L. alpinum and L. nivale are differentiated. I recommend that you use the name that makes the most sense to you. If you think that Leontopodium alpinum should be recognized as a separate species, you can tag the images with "taxonomy:binomial=Leontopodium alpinum" If you think treating it at the subspecies level is appropriate, you can use "taxonomy:trinomial=Leontopodium nivale alpinum" In either case, your contributions will show up on the Leontopodium alpinum/Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum page.

    8 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @David Illig: Thanks David, if you have updated the machine tags, the taxon association should fix itself within a day or two. No other action is required. Let me know if you notice any problems.

    8 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Tom Devitt: Looks like you've been working things out with Katja. As you've learned, EOL is not designed for direct curation of names and hierarchies, as we are a consumer not producer of those. We'll work closely with you and the providers however. That said (and for future record): For any given image you will want to associate the image with the most specific valid name appropriate for the image. You only need to choose from one classification, your preference. You don't need to associate with synonyms or higher taxonomic names (though this should not cause problems if you do) because our system *should* take care of those. If the image includes more than one organism, you should associate with a name for each organism. If the identification is uncertain, I usually recommend associating only with the taxon at which you are certain (so if it is unclear which species in the genus it is, just associate with the genus). But if it is clearly between two particular species and both pages (and science) would benefit from the tentative identification, then I suppose you could associate with both names.

    9 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @David Illig: I just checked, and the machine tag is still "taxonomy:binomial=Cymbalophora sp." Please also note that binomial tags should be used only for two-part names, i.e., when you know both the genus and the species. If you just know the genus, simply use the genus tag: http://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/discuss/72157629880163919/

    10 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Jack Hall: Neopanope texana is a synonym of Dyspanopeus texanus, i.e., these two names refer to the same species http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=98771

    11 months ago

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    Jack Hall commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Katja Listen the Neopanope Texana is a completely different specimen than the Dyspanus Texanus, you have to un merge the two page they're not the same creature

    11 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Deniz Martinez: HI Deniz, our instructions for content partners are here: http://eol.org/info/partners They can also reach us via our Contact Us form, by selecting "Become a content partner." Once they open the conversation, we'll be in touch via email.

    11 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Hello, I have been talking to the Executive Director of the newly founded Invertebrate Studies Institute https://www.facebook.com/InvertebrateStudiesInstitute/ (I am going to be helping them out with some projects as they develop their website and online presence), and he has expressed interest in becoming a content partner with EOL. Whom should I put him in contact with to get info on how to proceed with this? Thanks! Cheers, Deniz

    11 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Roderic Page: Sounds like a good suggestion for the API improvement thread here: http://eol.org/forums/2 (for anybody else who happens to notice, we're testing a forum behind the scenes but would be happy to give you access, just ask)

    11 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Paul Bedell: That's really strange. When you search for Neoitamus flavofemoratus, you get nothing, and when you search for Neoitamus, you get a bunch of names, but not Neoitamus flavofemoratus.

    12 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Derek Sikes: Two things: (1) Not all synonyms are displayed in the synonyms tab. We currently list only the data from EOL classification providers. We really need to change that, but haven't gotten around to doing that yet. (2) But in this case that wouldn't have helped, because we actually don't have a formal N. confusus = jnr syn of N. sepultor from any of our data partners. Instead I have simply merged the taxon concepts based on your advice. So we have a tool to merge/split taxon concepts, but we don't have a tool to manually enter synonym relationships. If you can provide a silphid hierarchy somewhere that includes synonyms, we could upload these data as an alternative browsing hierarchy on EOL, and we could promote it to an EOL classification providers, so the synonyms would become visible.

    about 1 year ago