[tdwg-content] FW: domesticated species identifier in GBIF?
dhobern at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 16:15:43 CEST 2015
I understand the value and interest of what you are seeking to achieve.
However, it is a little more complicated.
The Darwin Core data that you see in GBIF is from data shared by many
different publishers from work on their collections or field research. Few
of these data sets standardly mark all records e.g. as "alien" or
"naturalised" or "domesticated" - because it is not necessarily a
significant factor in the context of their research.
For this reason, marking data which relates to "domesticated" organisms or
"wild relatives" can only easily be handled as a secondary interpretation
of the data. This would be possible if we had an agreed list of species
which should be tagged this way. It may however be that the tags should
only apply in certain localities, since the species may exist in the wild
in other areas. This introduces more complexity.
For this reason, right now, it makes most sense for researchers to identify
the list of species of interest to them and the areas of interest and
filter data accordingly. If you are able to identify a suitable and
generally useful list of species that could be of value to others, we can
explore ways to make it accessible and to use it to tag the species in
Sorry if this is not a quick answer, but I hope it helps.
GBIF Executive Secretary
> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:16:36 +0200
> From: Mergen Patricia <mergen.patricia at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] FW: domesticated species identifier in
> To: Daniela Soleri <soleri at geog.ucsb.edu>, tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org
> CAKpZQj35tnhHX6joXVMXcEqq2JNjiuGcGPqQp9x_N0QgX9V5Yw at mail.gmail.com>
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> Dear Daniela
> I forward your question to the TDWG-content list where experts can further
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> all the best
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM, Daniela Soleri <soleri at geog.ucsb.edu>
> > Dear Patricia Mergen,
> > I have been referred to the TDWG by the GBIF secretariat. I am very
> > interested in pursuing the inclusion of the categories "domesticate" and
> > "domesticate wild relative" as identifiers on the GBIF platform, which I
> > believe will have wide utility for a diversity of users. Can you please
> > tell me who I should contact, and/or the process of proposing and
> > justifying such inclusions?
> > Thank you for your assistance. Best wishes,
> > Daniela Soleri
> > -------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: FW: domesticated species
> > identifier in GBIF? Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:20:59 +0200 From: GBIF
> > Helpdesk <helpdesk at gbif.org> <helpdesk at gbif.org> To:
> soleri at geog.ucsb.edu CC:
> > Dmitry Schigel [GBIF] <dschigel at gbif.org> <dschigel at gbif.org>, 'GBIF
> > Helpdesk' <helpdesk at gbif.org> <helpdesk at gbif.org>, portal at gbif.org
> > Dear Daniela,
> > We do not have an identifier for domesticated species and there is no
> such property on the horizon either. GBIF is employing the Darwin Core
> terms (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm ) and you would need to
> engage with TDWG if you want to submit recommendations. You can sign up for
> the mailing list here:http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-content
> > If you have a list of the species of interest, I can generate a custom
> download for you.
> > Sincerely,
> > Jan K. Legind
> > GBIF Secretariat
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Daniela Soleri [mailto:soleri at geog.ucsb.edu <soleri at geog.ucsb.edu
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:20 PM
> > To: info at gbif.org
> > Subject: domesticated species identifier in GBIF?
> > Is there a domesticated species identifier for GBIF entries so that it
> is possible to search exclusively for or within domesticated species only?
> Please let me know if any such identifier exists or is being planned.
> > Thank you,
> > --
> > Daniela Soleri, PhD
> > Associate Research Scientist
> > Geography Department
> > UC Santa Barbara
> > Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060
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