@Iain Caldwell: Hi Iain, It is great that you are planning on picking up this research question! The IUCN had a workshop where they compiled certain traits which they think could be associated with climate change vulnerability. I made a list of those that are applicable to aquatic organisms (because this is my interest area, and because lot of data are available about fish e.g. on FishBase). I got stuck because many of these traits were not quantifiable/no data available about them. Especially I was wondering how to quantify the contribution of these traits to vulnerability in an objective way... So the issue seems to be harder then I thought but worth to pursue for sure. I am absolutely happy to share with you the workshop report I used as a basis and my list, if you give me your email address. Mine is bbauer_at_geomar.de.
Barbara Bauer commented on "What is the most efficient way to extract existing knowledge about interactions from the biological literature and the biological community and make it available in a useful fashion on the EOL platform?":
@Jennifer Hammock: I very much agree with the idea in the second paragraph. I think that would be a fantastic addition.
@Jennifer Hammock: This seems to be one of the wishes that are the most straightforward- and realistic- to answer. I woud be interested in hearing more about how that information would be useful for biogeographers- and other researchers.