Kathryn Hall

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    Roderic Page added "Rhacophorus" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
    Katja Schulz added "Megistommum W. Schulz, 1906" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added an unknown item to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    trobertson commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi all, @Constantine Wing Heng Lau @Cyndy Parr I will contact Discover Life but please see the DL page for that record [1] which states "decimal latitude_longitude from gazetteer ••• 41.1_-85.1". DL are automatically (and too optimistically) using a reverse geocoding to provide coordinates based on textual information on the record. The record published through GBIF [2] does not contain coordinates and the GBIF network content does not appear at first glance to be particularly problematic for that species [3]. I hope this helps explain the content you are seeing. Best wishes, Tim - Systems architect, GBIF [1] http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20l?id=GBIF50315052&btxt=Encyclopedia+of+Life&burl=www.eol.org/pages/311781 [2] http://data.gbif.org/occurrences/50312715 [3] http://data.gbif.org/species/2435451/

    almost 4 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Constantine Wing Heng Lau: Please click through to the map object page (http://eol.org/data_objects/21430628) and leave your comment so that the source and other visitors will know there is a problem. You can untrust and hide the map but again, give an explanation so that the source can fix the problem. This can also be a problem with our GBIF maps which currently are not curatable. We are aware and hope to improve this in the future.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Claudia Sotgia commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Constantine Wing Heng Lau: After a quick look, if I understand correctly, you're right. The maps should represent the natural range of a species; the presence in a zoo cannot be considered as a population. I am a new curator and I still haven't seen as make changes, but I suggest leavingg only the distribution map. I hope I have been helpful. Also I would like to tell you that I'd like to contact you because my working group is writing a manual of good practices on bees. I am writing on pollination service and on the problems of habitat loss, fragmentation etc. Can you give me some advice? Ciao, Claudia

    almost 4 years ago

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    Constantine Wing Heng Lau commented on "EOL Curators":

    I just took a random look on the page for Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), and found an issue. As I understood this species should live on one or more islands next to Australia. However, the one of the 2 maps on its page showed that it appeared in the USA. Turns out, I checked the original source of the data point at USA, and found that it was a collection of the Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana, US. (http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20m?act=make_map&kind=Sarcophilus+harrisii) In this case, the map seems misleading to the public because it was neither showing the natural occurance or all of the zoo records. Any suggestion?

    almost 4 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Lomatia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Thesium" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Thesium" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added an unknown item to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro added "Ceraia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Strigosella" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
    Katja Schulz added "Strigosella" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Ecological synthesis, anyone? The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) is pleased to invite applications from early-career researchers for a 3-week intensive workshop in ecological analysis and synthesis, to take place at NCEAS in Santa Barbara CA June 19-July 10, 2013. All travel and living expenses of participants will be covered during the workshop, thanks to generous support from the Packard Foundation. Applications are due March 1. For more information and application instructions, go to: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/news/nceas-summer-institute-2013

    almost 4 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Dugesia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
    Katja Schulz added "Dugesia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Arthur Chapman: I'd disagree strongly on the Livistona nitida example; in English, hyphens are not followed by capital letters. So "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage Palm" or "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-palm", but not "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-Palm", which looks plain ghastly. This follows standard usage everywhere except among US ornithologists heavily influenced by the ideas of one or two ivory tower scientists who know much about birds, but nothing about English grammar. This idea has been rejected by ornithologists everywhere else; see e.g. the introduction in Vol. 1 of Handbook of the Birds of the World.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Excellent, thanks!

    almost 4 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Wesener: Perhaps museum specimen data is particularly problematic in Diplopoda. While other groups also have issues (note the warnings we have posted) outliers are usually easy to spot especially if someone with better maps have been kind enough to share them. We're in the process of updating from GBIF and as they've been working on automated data cleaning maybe things will get better. In any case, we are planning improvements in our maps area over the next year. Sometimes a captive zoo individual has died; it would be nice if we could show these as a different color or not show them at all. While it is time consuming to track down the source of geospatial errors they often persist unless the source knows about and can fix them. If you leave a comment on the overview tab for that EOL page explaining the problem, others will know what can't be trusted in the meantime.

    almost 4 years ago