[tdwg-content] biostatus

David Remsen (GBIF) dremsen at gbif.org
Thu Sep 10 07:48:34 CEST 2009

We have a draft Distribution extension that Markus initiated that  
represents our thoughts in this area.



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
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> 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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