Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

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    abdul qayyum joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    4 months ago

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    abdul qayyum commented on "EOL Curators":

    i have pictures of animals and worms mostly but i do not know there name the picture quality is not so good so whether i should add them?

    4 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Mohsen Amini: The book that I have is pretty useful -- it is Jaegers A source-book of biological names and terms and here is a review: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC200911/?page=1 It looks like inexpensive used copies of this book are not difficult to find.

    5 months ago

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    Mohsen Amini commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: oh thanks a lot. i probably should search more for that :) anyway there is a book "The Etymological Dictionary of Earth Science" by Matt Horrigan about 400 pages. maybe it has good information. but i could not find any review or anything about it's content. you don't know nothing about that book? :/

    5 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Mohsen Amini: Etymology might help but isn't always easy to find. I have a book that says that ""milio" is related to a kind of hawk or kite. But "milium" is related to millet or grain. "Lida" might have to do with a cap. I don't know anything about forams to know if this makes sense for that group.

    5 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: No, sorry, we don't yet have a way to batch upload a list of taxa to a collection, other than creating a content partner. If you send us a list we can do it for you.

    5 months ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: It has been some time (8 months apparently), so just want to check if anything is moving/moved around uploading a batch of taxa into a collection? The suggestion to take the 'content partner' approach seemed a bit too much, so I preferred to wait for some time.

    5 months ago

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    Mohsen Amini commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    hey all. I'm learning about foraminifera now. have a problem memorize the names cause too many as u know. so i think if i have the etymology it will help a lot to memorize. but i could not find for lots of them. for example what is the meaning of Miliolida?

    6 months ago

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    6 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: OK thanks. I figured the scientific illustrations were fine (especially BHL ones), but seeing postage stamps and coins is always amusing. :)

    6 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: Yes, mark them as trusted and visible (assuming they are correctly identified!), but you can give them a low rating (one or two stars), so they appear toward the end of the images list.

    6 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    I run into a lot of images that are drawings, or even postage stamps...i know that for some rare/extinct species this is all we have, but what is the general protocol for such images when there are plenty of images of live animals? Do I still mark all of them "trusted" and/or "visible"? Thanks.

    6 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Cream Wild Indigo (Longbract Indigo), one of the false/wild indigos, which are part of the pea family. They all have that distinctive pealike flower, most species can be easily distinguished by their flower color (blue, yellow, white, and for these, well, cream). I'm more an a zoology person usually, botany is a secondary interest, so of course I double-checked this flower in my field guides and online to make sure I got it right. ;)

    6 months ago • edited: 6 months ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: :-) So, the flower we are talking about, what species is it supposedly from ? And what are the key features that distinguish it from related species ?

    6 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Ok, I had more time to look up the image review process, and see that is available to full and master curators only...I don't have a worklist tab visible since I am still an assistant curator. (I'm still an undergraduate student, not sure if and when I can apply for full curator just based on my stats here? LOL) But I do know this flower, and those images all look correct to me...

    6 months ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: Are you in the worklist ?

    6 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: How do I change an image from unreviewed to trusted/untrusted? I can only seem to do this with names. All of the still unreviewed images look like the right flower to me, and I set one as an exemplar.

    6 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    The best photos we have of this Cream Wild Indigo are not reviewed -- can somebody trust the unreviewed photos and pick one for an exemplar? Thanks. http://eol.org/pages/642836/media

    6 months ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hey everyone! In case you need us, (say, for advice about applying for our upcoming research sprint with NESCent): Yes, our offices at the Smithsonian are closed during the government shutdown, but most of the EOL staff are not federal workers, so we're still at your service. :)

    7 months ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Call for proposals for NESCent-EOL-BHL Research Sprint

    The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), and Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) announce a call for proposals for a research sprint event to take place at NESCent in February 2014.

    EOL currently has text and/or multimedia information on more than 1.3 million taxa from more than 250 content providers. Structured data (species interactions, numeric data, and controlled vocabulary data) are coming soon. BHL has digitized more than 41 million pages of legacy biodiversity literature. During the research sprint, biologists will use EOL and BHL to address outstanding and novel questions about the ecology and evolution of biodiversity. Successful applicants will be matched with an informatician, in two-person teams, and receive support to travel to and work on-site at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center for four days.

    For more information on the event and to get proposal instructions, please visit http://eol.org/info/nescent_EOL_BHL

    Applications must be submitted no later than 15 November 2013.

    Questions regarding the NESCent-EOL-BHL Research Sprint should be directed to Cynthia Parr

    7 months ago • edited: 7 months ago