[tdwg-content] biostatus

Markus Döring m.doering at mac.com
Thu Sep 10 21:16:29 CEST 2009

... and we use gna/gbif terms for biostatus which we split in two,  
occurrenceStatus and nativeness.
Pretty much all other terms used in this extension are qualifiers  
providing additional context to name and area:


On Sep 10, 2009, at 7:48 AM, David Remsen (GBIF) wrote:

> We have a draft Distribution extension that Markus initiated that  
> represents our thoughts in this area.
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=r4I1G8E7mDIgY_kt9Rxyc8A&output=html
> DR
> On Sep 10, 2009, at 6:52 AM, Blum, Stan wrote:
>> OK, I think we're in agreement that taxon (concept) attributes  
>> could include some kind of summary or assertion about whether its  
>> presence in some area is native or otherwise.  As Rich says, that  
>> may need further thought to be included in DwC in this round.  I  
>> think there is a strong rationale for having the ability to say the  
>> native range of taxon X is footprint Y.  Any organism occurrence  
>> outside that would characterized (as native, invasive, etc.) by  
>> comparison against that footprint.  That means...
>> The data concept that would best be applied to organism occurrence  
>> would be "wasCultivatedOrCaptive" and therefore not representative  
>> of viability at the place at that time.  Whether a non-cultivated/ 
>> captive occurrence is native, invasive, naturalized, or ?? remains  
>> a comparison to the (a) distribution of the taxon.
>> -Stan
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Kevin Richards [RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz]
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 9:01 PM
>> To: Blum, Stan; tuco at berkeley.edu
>> Cc: tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org
>> Subject: RE: [tdwg-content] biostatus
>> <snip>
>> I do believe biostatus applies to Taxon Concepts, not specimens (if  
>> that was what you were implying Stan), as you cannot really say  
>> that the specimen itself is invasive - it is the concept you have  
>> identified it to that can be deemed invasive, surely.
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