[tdwg-content] biostatus

John R. WIECZOREK tuco at berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 10 02:53:17 CEST 2009

...from an independent source.

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 5:52 PM, John R. WIECZOREK<tuco at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Makes sense, but need a "second" of the motion to include.
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM, Kevin
> Richards<RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz> wrote:
>> Yes, thats a good start, however, biostatus is a more complicated topic than that, eg whther it is "native" may depend on the region you are looking at - so region data needs to be included, and whether it is present or not also is another important piece of data.
>> biostatus is also really a name/concept oriented piece of data, not specimen/occurrence.  So maybe useful to have as domain (RDF) independent??
>> So I suggest a "class" fro biostatus that includes:
>> Biostatus (eg Endemic, Indigenous, Exotic)
>> BiostatusOccurrence (eg Present, Absent)
>> BiostatusRegion (eg, New Zealand)
>> so you could have biostatus about a taxon in NZ like
>> "Aus bus" has biostatus in NZ, Exotic and Present
>> and a more lacalised biostatus for a region of NZ, eg
>> "Aus bus" has biostatus in Canterbury NZ, Exotic and Absent
>> Make sense?
>> Kevin
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>> Sent: Thursday, 10 September 2009 11:53 a.m.
>> To: Kevin Richards
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>> Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] biostatus
>> Hi Kevin,
>> Not exactly sure what is meant by biostatus given what you have
>> written, but have a look at the term establishmentMeans
>> (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#establishmentMeans) and see if
>> that is the same or similar.
>> John
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Kevin
>> Richards<RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz> wrote:
>>> This is a bit out of the blue, and I haven't had the chance to look into it
>>> fully, but...
>>> is there allowance for Biostatus in the new Dariwn Core format?
>>> An imprtant, and common field - ie Biostatus occurrence, locality, and
>>> status, eg "Present Indigenous"
>>> Kevin
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