[tdwg-content] A proposal to improve Darwin Core for invasive species data (Quentin Groom)

Quentin Groom quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be
Sat Jun 11 14:03:26 CEST 2016

Dear Ramona and all,
I've made a summary of the comments so far and have added them to the
GitHub Wiki (
Please let me know if I've missed or misunderstood something.

Regarding "*some concrete next steps for moving forward*".

   - We intend to discuss the proposal in the GBIF Task Group on Invasive
   Alien Species (
   - I will also try to present the proposal at Neobiota 2016, it is too
   late to get a talk, but there is a premeeting where I might get the
   opportunity  (http://www.neobiota2016.org/).
   - I've submitted an abstract to TDWG 2016 and have applied for funding
   to get there.
   - We're currently working on a project proposal where we use these
   fields in automated workflows to provide IAS information.

Some of these steps are more concrete than others, and I would welcome
additional suggestions.


Dr. Quentin Groom
(Botany and Information Technology)

Botanic Garden Meise
Domein van Bouchout
B-1860 Meise

ORCID: 0000-0002-0596-5376 <http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0596-5376>

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On 10 June 2016 at 07:34, Ramona Walls <rlwalls2008 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Quentin and all:
> I finally had a chance to read through this long list of emails. It's
> great to see the discussions inspired by Quentin's proposal.
> To bring this particular thread back into focus, Quentin, I think it would
> be helpful if you could summarize the comments and suggestions that pertain
> specifically to the proposed term changes, perhaps in the github doc if you
> think that is appropriate. I would like to see some concrete next steps for
> moving forward.
> ​I too am encouraged by Donald's remarks, as they capture much of what
> inspired work on the BCO and are consistent with the directions that I
> think TDWG needs to move to keep pace with biodiversity and data science.
> As important as those high level changes are, I want to make sure we we
> don't loose track of the much needed work on origin, occurrenceStatus and
> establishmentMeans.
> Ramona
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Ramona L. Walls, Ph.D.
> Senior Scientific Analyst, CyVerse, University of Arizona
> Research Associate, Bio5 Institute, University of Arizona
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