Arthur Chapman

Environmental Consultant and Wildlife Photographer

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "Eating biodiversity":

    I have a set on Flickr showing a number of images of Crop Wild Relatives http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman/sets/72157626330796758/

    5 months ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "Eating biodiversity":

    An image on Flickr posted by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) shows a woman selling a variety of maize in a Mexican Market http://www.flickr.com/photos/cimmyt/13093289844/in/set-72157625188008397

    5 months ago • edited: 5 months ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "Eating biodiversity":

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has set up a Set on Flickr showing Rice Diversity . http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricephotos/sets/72157624403591110/with/4753367631/

    5 months ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "Eating biodiversity":

    Now that I am back in Australia - I will link some images into this community. It is one I have a lot of interest in - especially Crop Wild Relatives and the need to conserve the relatives of crops for genetic diversity in this time of rapid climate change.

    5 months ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "Image of Symphyotrichum subulatum":

    Not Aster subulatus.

    about 1 year ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "EOL Curators":

    I think we need to keep in mind why we want to include common names. For my mind it is so they can be searched for, and often common names are regional - even within one country, so we should list as many as possible so they can be searched. I like Michael's original idea of having some structure to how they are written. The bird people do this well and I have tried to bring this into the way I do plants (and insects) etc. For example Livistona nitida - "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-Palm" Palms are a well-known group and thus get a Capital 'P' . There are then groups of palms of which "Cabbage-Palms" are one so they get a capital and a hyphen and then within those you have the "Australian Cabbage-Palm", "Carnarvon Gorge Cabbage-Palm", etc. Another group of plants are known as "Beauty-heads" It would have the capital 'B' and a lower-case 'h' as the "Heads" are not a group on the own. I am in favour of the judicial use of capitals in the names as above. I don't think we should force definitive lists of common names - it defeats the purpose, although lists of common names are good and encourage (rather then force) their use. I like the Atlas of Living Australia's treatment of common names - where full lists are given, and you can "vote" as to what you think is the most appropriate/common, etc. and that moves it up in the order in which they are displayed.

    over 1 year ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on Arthur Chapman's newsfeed:

    I think we need to keep in mind why we want to include common names. For my mind it is so they can be searched for, and often common names are regional - even within one country, so we should list as many as possible so they can be searched. I like Michael's original idea of having some structure to how they are written. The bird people do this well and I have tried to bring this into the way I do plants (and insects) etc. For example Livistona nitida - "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-Palm" Palms are a well-known group and thus get a Capital 'P' . There are then groups of palms of which "Cabbage-Palms" are one so they get a capital and a hyphen and then within those you have the "Australian Cabbage-Palm", "Carnarvon Gorge Cabbage-Palm", etc. Another group of plants are known as "Beauty-heads" It would have the capital 'B' and a lower-case 'h' as the "Heads" are not a group on the own. I am in favour of the judicial use of capitals in the names as above. I don't think we should force definitive lists of common names - it defeats the purpose, although lists of common names are good and encourage (rather then force) their use. I like the Atlas of Living Australia's treatment of common names - where full lists are given, and you can "vote" as to what you think is the most appropriate/common, etc. and that moves it up in the order in which they are displayed.

    over 1 year ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on Arthur Chapman's newsfeed:

    Michael's comment reminds me that we need some way of archiving information on Flickr. Whether EOL or some other organisation (BHL perhaps) could set up an image archive so that those that wished on Flickr could request their images be archived for use into perpetuity. Any suggestions as how this may be able to be achieved?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "Eating biodiversity":

    I have created a set on my Flickr site for "Crop Wild Relatives" most of thses images are also linked through the EOL Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman/sets/72157626330796758/

    almost 3 years ago