[tdwg-content] A proposal to improve Darwin Core for invasive species data

Gil Nelson gnelson at bio.fsu.edu
Tue May 24 14:13:41 CEST 2016

I serve on the invasive plant listing committee for the Florida Exotic 
Pest Plant Council. To list a plant species as invasive in Florida, our 
rules require at least one voucher from a natural area in which the 
plant has become established and is displacing native flora. The means 
by which populations of invasive plant species become established is 
important to us with regards to early detection and rapid response as 
well as expanding our understanding of the source of introduction 
(hurricanes, nursery industry, inadvertent introduction, escapes from 
gardens, etc.).


On 5/23/2016 2:36 PM, John Wieczorek wrote:
> Hi Quentin,
> Thank you for your effort in putting forth these welll thought out 
> proposals. At various times I have heard discussions on the inadequecy 
> of establishmentMeans. Your work encapsulates the problem well.
> One of the things that helps when proposing to add a Darwin Core term 
> is demonstrating that there is a community that needs it. Can you tell 
> us who has a demonstrated need to share this information? Anyone out 
> there who has this interest is also welcome to share that here to 
> provide evidence of demand from more than one group, project or 
> individual.
> Cheers,
> John
> On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Quentin Groom 
> <quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be 
> <mailto:quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be>> wrote:
>     I've been working on a proposal to improve Darwin Core for use
>     with invasive species data.
>     The proposal is detailed on GitHub at
>     https://github.com/qgroom/ias-dwc-proposal/blob/master/proposal.md.
>     The proposal is for a new term "origin" and suggested vocabularies
>     for establishmentMeans and occurrenceStatus.
>     I'd welcome your feedback on the proposal.
>     From my perspective it provides some needed clarity on
>     the establishmentMeans and occurrenceStatus fields, but also adds
>     the origin that is needed for invasive species research and for
>     conservation assessments.
>     I'm not sure of the best way to discuss this, but if you have
>     concrete proposals for changes you might raise them as issues on
>     GitHub, as well as mentioning them here.
>     Regards
>     Quentin
>     Dr. Quentin Groom
>     (Botany and Information Technology)
>     Botanic Garden Meise
>     Domein van Bouchout
>     B-1860 Meise
>     Belgium
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>     Landline; +32 (0) 226 009 20 ext. 364
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>     E-mail: quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be
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Gil Nelson, PhD
Assistant Professor/Research
iDigBio Steering Committee
Integrated Digitized Biocollections
Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication
College of Communication and Information

Courtesy Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Florida State University
gnelson at bio.fsu.edu

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