[tdwg-content] biostatus

David Remsen (GBIF) dremsen at gbif.org
Thu Sep 10 14:13:14 CEST 2009


Each sheet in the file is a different extension, that includes a  
verncular extension.   The one I wished to direct you to is the one  
entitled Distribution.    The taxon concept ID is implied as the  
extension is conceptually tied to the core taxon class via taxonID.

the term gbif:occurrenceStatus corresponds to your biostatus  
occurrence and is tied to a vocabulary for this term at
under the sheet entitled OccurrenceStatus

the term gbif:nativeness corresponds to your biostatus origin and is  
tied to a vocabulary entitled Nativeness.

source, locality, and other elements are included.  This stuff is in  
draft for us but it seems fairly congruent.


On Sep 10, 2009, at 1:20 PM, Kevin Richards wrote:

> This draft you mention looks like it is for vernacular names, and  
> other stuff, but not biostatus in particular.  But the same  
> propeties could be applied to biostatus, ie
> - taxon concept id
> - biostatus origin (indigenous, exotic, etc)
> - biostatus occurrence (absent, present, etc)
> - date / temporal
> - publication / source
> - locality / locationId / code / geospatial parameters
> hopefully mostly using Dublin Core properties, ISO codes and other  
> standards.
> Kevin
> From: David Remsen (GBIF) [dremsen at gbif.org]
> Sent: Thursday, 10 September 2009 5:48 p.m.
> To: Blum, Stan
> Cc: David Remsen (GBIF); Kevin Richards; tuco at berkeley.edu; tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org
> Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] biostatus
> 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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