[tdwg-content] biostatus

John R. WIECZOREK tuco at berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 10 02:52:15 CEST 2009

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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> 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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