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Professor Norm Johnson from Ohio State University will present the topic ‘A virtual co-laboratory for large scale taxonomic research’.

Professor Norm Johnson from Ohio State University will present the topic ‘A virtual co-laboratory for large scale taxonomic research’.

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  • 1. Environment Institute Science Seminar Series 2009 A virtual co-laboratory for large scale taxonomic research Presented by: Professor Norm Johnson Ohio State University
  • 2. A virtual co-laboratory for large-scale taxonomic research Norman F. Johnson The Ohio State University urn:lsid:zoobank.org:author:3508C4FF-F027-445F-8417-90AB4AB8FE0D
  • 3. Planetary Biodiversity Inventory Goals & Focus
    • new collections of specimens
    • phylogenetic analysis
    • species description of a “major” taxonomic group
  • 4. Focal taxon: Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera)
    • Biology
      • egg parasitoids of insects, spiders
      • egg-larval parasitoids of gall flies
    • 1 family, 4840 “known” species
  • 5. Project participants
    • Australia : A. Austin, M. Dowton, J. Jennings, S. Thompson
    • Brazil : A.P. Aguiar, B. Coelho
    • Canada : L. Masner, C. Darling, M. Yoder, A. Guidotti
    • Costa Rica : A. Valerio
    • Hungary : I. Mikó
    • India : Rajmohana K.
    • Italy: F. Bin, G. Salerno, R. Conti
    • New Zealand : J. Early
    • South Africa : S. van Noort
    • Taiwan: Chen S.-P.
    • UK : A. Polaszek
    • USA : L. Musetti, H. Klompen, J. Cora, S. Hemly, E. Talamas, C. Taekul, M. Buffington
  • 6. Project goals: Collecting
    • Brazil: A.P. Aguiar
    • South Africa: S. van Noort
    • southeast Asia: D.C. Darling
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  • 8. Project goals: Phylogenetics
    • ~250 genera considered valid
      • add/subtract about equal numbers for new genera & synonyms
    • preliminary work: > 70 in-group taxa, 3 genes (18S, 28S, COI)
    • goal: 200 in-group, 5 genes
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  • 10. Project goals: Taxonomy
    • Scelionini s. lato
      • extrusible, telescoping ovipositor
  • 11. Infrastructure Canadian National Collection, Ottawa
  • 12. Infrastructure
    • Taxonomic catalogs
      • Johnson 1992, Vlug 1995
    • Electronic version
      • Hymenoptera Name
      • Server
      • 10,725 platygastroid names
      • 218,013 hymenopteran
      • names
  • 13. Inaugural workshop
    • Workshop: 5-9 Feb., 2007
  • 14. Specimen Acquisition Museums Published Literature Science Taxa Characters Description Publication New Collections Taxonomic Workflow Model Taxonomic History Keys Material Examined Images Maps
  • 15. Published Literature
    • PDF library of taxonomic publications
      • 1,177 articles
      • 28,213 pages
      • 93% of total
      • linked to catalog
      • annotations
  • 16. Taxon-Character Loop
    • specimen documentation
      • bar-code added
      • label data recorded
      • parsed
      • verbatim
  • 17. Taxon-Character Loop
    • specimen documentation
      • extended-focus imaging
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  • 43. Software Components
    • Database: Oracle
      • custom applications to handle data
    • Images
      • Cartograph/Archimed, Automontage
      • Specimage
    • Web servers: Apache
    • Scripting: Perl, JavaScript
  • 44. Data/Protocol standards
    • specimen data: DarwinCore
    • specimen queries: DiGIR
    • character data: SDD
    • literature data: MODS
    • taxonomic concepts: TCS
    • taxonomic treatments: TaxonX
    • unique identifiers: LSIDs
  • 45. Life Sciences Identifiers (LSIDs)
    • Globally unique identifiers for
      • taxonomic concepts, taxonomic names, people, publications, specimens, etc.
    • Retrieve data about object
    • Mechanism to establish identity between objects
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  • 48. Heptascelio lugens Kieffer: urn:lsid:biosci.ohio-state.edu:osuc_concepts:4542
  • 49. Acknowledgments
      • PBI team: A. Austin, A. Aguiar, B. Coelho, H. Clebsch, J. Cora, C. Darling, M. Dowton, J. Early, A. Guidotti, J. Jennings, H. Klompen, L. Masner, I. Mikó, L. Musetti, A. Polaszek, Rajmohana K., C. Taekul, E. Talamas, S. Thompson, A. Valerio, S. van Noort, M. Yoder
      • National Science Foundation (Grant DEB-0614764)
  • 50. Environment Institute Science Seminar Series 2009 Next Seminar – 4 May A tale of three rivers: The Nile, the Darling and the Son Presented by: Emeritus Professor Martin Williams