Jennifer Hammock

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Good question, Yan. It's rare for partners to elect not to post a source url, but it's not required, so we do have a few media like that. In the attribution section, only license and owner (or Public Domain designation) are required.

    about 6 hours ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    How come this doesn't have a source http://eol.org/data_objects/19888582 . I thought all images had?

    about 7 hours ago

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    Yan Wong changed the thumbnail image of "Giant Damselfish".

    about 17 hours ago

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    ashleyb added text to "Development" on "Flabellina iodinea (J. G. Cooper, 1863)".

    F. iodinea's initial stages of development are in vividly colored egg...

    1 day ago

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    ashleyb added text to "Defense" on "Flabellina iodinea (J. G. Cooper, 1863)".

    Nematocysts used by F. iodinea for defense can be very harmful...

    1 day ago

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    ashleyb added text to "Affect of climate on species distribution" on "Flabellina iodinea (J. G. Cooper, 1863)".

    A study in 2010 using climate index response profiling concluded that...

    1 day ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "data about Babesia bovis":

    from common name mentioned in text

    1 day ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Any solution for getting the iNat picture harvest going again?

    1 day ago

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    Frédéric Ducarme marked the classification from "World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)" as preferred for "Scyphozoa Götte, 1887".

    3 days ago

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    Deniz Martinez added the English common name "Felines" to "Felidae".

    4 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Matthew E. Smith":

    Is that your posse that all just signed up to curate, Matthew? Thanks! If there's something in particular you are all planning to work on (classifications, trait data...) please holler for guidance if needed. Some tools are easier to find than others.

    4 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "File:Environmental-Dimensionality-Controls-the-Interaction-of-Phagocytes-with-the-Pathogenic-Fungi-ppat.0030013.sv001.ogv":

    Behnsen J, Narang P, Hasenberg M, Gunzer F, Bilitewski U, et al. (2007) Environmental Dimensionality Controls the Interaction of Phagocytes with the Pathogenic Fungi Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans. PLoS Pathog 3(2): e13. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0030013

    4 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr marked the classification from "Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)" as preferred for "Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792)".

    5 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi everyone! I've added a bunch of synonymies and proposed changes, could someone carry these out where deemed appropriate? http://eol.org/users/77958/newsfeed/comments

    5 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    Either photo is a perfectly suitable exemplar. They were taken less than 100 miles apart, one at a breeding center, the other in a reserve. Since nobody has identified either photo to subspecies level, the identifiability issue is not very compelling, but even if both remain identified to species only, both still have value. One shows habitat well, the other shows features well. Neither shows dentition, the first thing an evolutionary researcher may wish to see, so I am grateful we also have the nice annotated dentition image. Regardless of which is the exemplar, it is most useful to have a variety of images on the overview tab, providing complementary information.

    5 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, specimen acquired from the Detroit Zoo

    5 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Retag as map type":

    @Deniz Martinez: Fair enough. I should probably set up some sort of automated process so you can pass in a set of EoL pictures from wikicommons and have them all automatically tagged as a particular category on commons. No time to do that yet though.

    6 days ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    But since it IS currently still a single species, then for the present all these photos are satisfactory to identify that single species, are they not? It's true that taxonomy is not static, especially these days, but it would still seem simpler to OK photos based on the *current* status of the taxon rather than trying to guess what the *future* status might end up being. But, perhaps more importantly, as scientifically valuable as that other camera trap photo may be, the fact remains that it's a low-quality image, with the animal itself somewhat blurry. It's hardly a "five-star" image, which is what an exemplar photo is ideally supposed to be per the curation guidelines. I still respectfully submit that a high-quality image that happens to be from a zoo should trump a low-quality image that happens to be from the wild, within this narrow context of an exemplar image on what is an open-access, web-based public resource (as opposed to a strictly professional scientific database).

    6 days ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Retag as map type":

    @Yan Wong: Sorry that there has been such an influx over the past couple days...what I've been doing is mass scanning through all the pages in the media section for each order in Mammalia and adding every map I find to the collection here, as opposed to checking individual images over on Wikimedia Commons for tags. Chiroptera alone has 150 pages of media, and that's just one order of dozens that I've been through...I usually just work as the finder not the fixer. ;)

    6 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    Sorry, I have to disagree there. First, the animal is not in its natural surrounds, it is in a habitat it wouldn't be seen dead in, let alone alive. Second, and more important, it is of unknown provenance. Ailurus is currently treated as a single species with two allopatric subspecies; should future research conclude that it should be divided into two (or more) taxa at species rank (a very possible scenario, that has occurred with numerous other species recently), then these zoo images become (because of their unknown provenance) untrustable, unidentifiable Ailurus species: in effect, worthless. A wild specimen with location is however identifiable by its location, and therefore, valuable.

    6 days ago