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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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    • Environment Institute Science Seminar Series 2009 A virtual co-laboratory for large scale taxonomic research Presented by: Professor Norm Johnson Ohio State University
    • 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
    • Planetary Biodiversity Inventory Goals & Focus
      • new collections of specimens
      • phylogenetic analysis
      • species description of a “major” taxonomic group
    • Focal taxon: Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera)
      • Biology
        • egg parasitoids of insects, spiders
        • egg-larval parasitoids of gall flies
      • 1 family, 4840 “known” species
    • 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
    • Project goals: Collecting
      • Brazil: A.P. Aguiar
      • South Africa: S. van Noort
      • southeast Asia: D.C. Darling
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    • 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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    • Project goals: Taxonomy
      • Scelionini s. lato
        • extrusible, telescoping ovipositor
    • Infrastructure Canadian National Collection, Ottawa
    • Infrastructure
      • Taxonomic catalogs
        • Johnson 1992, Vlug 1995
      • Electronic version
        • Hymenoptera Name
        • Server
        • 10,725 platygastroid names
        • 218,013 hymenopteran
        • names
    • Inaugural workshop
      • Workshop: 5-9 Feb., 2007
    • Specimen Acquisition Museums Published Literature Science Taxa Characters Description Publication New Collections Taxonomic Workflow Model Taxonomic History Keys Material Examined Images Maps
    • Published Literature
      • PDF library of taxonomic publications
        • 1,177 articles
        • 28,213 pages
        • 93% of total
        • linked to catalog
        • annotations
    • Taxon-Character Loop
      • specimen documentation
        • bar-code added
        • label data recorded
        • parsed
        • verbatim
    • Taxon-Character Loop
      • specimen documentation
        • extended-focus imaging
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    • Software Components
      • Database: Oracle
        • custom applications to handle data
      • Images
        • Cartograph/Archimed, Automontage
        • Specimage
      • Web servers: Apache
      • Scripting: Perl, JavaScript
    • Data/Protocol standards
      • specimen data: DarwinCore
      • specimen queries: DiGIR
      • character data: SDD
      • literature data: MODS
      • taxonomic concepts: TCS
      • taxonomic treatments: TaxonX
      • unique identifiers: LSIDs
    • 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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    • Heptascelio lugens Kieffer: urn:lsid:biosci.ohio-state.edu:osuc_concepts:4542
    • 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)
    • 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