[tdwg-content] biostatus

Kevin Richards RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz
Thu Sep 10 02:21:37 CEST 2009

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?


From: gtuco.btuco at gmail.com [gtuco.btuco at gmail.com] On Behalf Of John R. WIECZOREK [tuco at berkeley.edu]
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.


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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