The emonocot Team<br />Iris hymenospatha. Photo M. Zarrei<br />
Background<br /><ul><li>Started late 2010
Funded by NERC via consortium grant
Large scale, coherent, sustainable taxonomically based information resource on the monocots
Primarily aimed towards biodiversity scientists
Why monocots?</li></ul>Fritillariaraddeana. Photo M. Zarrei<br />
Aims<br />Aid identification of monocots worldwide<br />Provide wealth of information about monocot taxa<br />Separately a...
Organisation<br />Content team: Kew<br /><ul><li>Content development
Integration with strategic & ICT programmes
Post project sustainability</li></ul>ICT team: Oxford<br /><ul><li>Software development
Link with bioinformatics & eScience</li></ul>Outreach team: Natural History Museum<br /><ul><li>Scratchpad functionality
Extension to Zoology
Web metrics</li></ul>Dioscoreadodecaneurafruit Photo A. Popovkin<br />
Existing resources<br />CATE-Araceae(www.cate-araceae.org)<br /><ul><li>104 genera, c. 4000 species</li></ul>Palmweb(www.p...
Deliverables<br />APGIII families key/pages (77 families) <br />Generic keys/pages (c.2100 genera):<br /><ul><li>Araceae [...
Arecaceae  [Palmweb]
Asparagaceae
Cyperaceae
Dioscoreaceae
Liliaceae
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Introduction to eMonocot (Dave Simpson)

  1. 1. The emonocot Team<br />Iris hymenospatha. Photo M. Zarrei<br />
  2. 2. Background<br /><ul><li>Started late 2010
  3. 3. Funded by NERC via consortium grant
  4. 4. Large scale, coherent, sustainable taxonomically based information resource on the monocots
  5. 5. Primarily aimed towards biodiversity scientists
  6. 6. Why monocots?</li></ul>Fritillariaraddeana. Photo M. Zarrei<br />
  7. 7. Aims<br />Aid identification of monocots worldwide<br />Provide wealth of information about monocot taxa<br />Separately address the needs of different users<br />Link together monocot taxonomists to enhance productivity<br />Provide a model for web taxonomy<br />Lysichiton americanum. Photo I. Kitching<br />
  8. 8. Organisation<br />Content team: Kew<br /><ul><li>Content development
  9. 9. Integration with strategic & ICT programmes
  10. 10. Post project sustainability</li></ul>ICT team: Oxford<br /><ul><li>Software development
  11. 11. Link with bioinformatics & eScience</li></ul>Outreach team: Natural History Museum<br /><ul><li>Scratchpad functionality
  12. 12. Extension to Zoology
  13. 13. Web metrics</li></ul>Dioscoreadodecaneurafruit Photo A. Popovkin<br />
  14. 14. Existing resources<br />CATE-Araceae(www.cate-araceae.org)<br /><ul><li>104 genera, c. 4000 species</li></ul>Palmweb(www.palmweb.org)<br /><ul><li>190 genera, c. 2600 species</li></ul>GrassBase(www.kew.org/data/grasses-db.html)<br /><ul><li>C.700 genera, 11,611 species</li></ul>World Checklist (www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots)<br /><ul><li>C.70,000 species </li></ul>MonsteraadansoniiPhoto I. Andrade<br />
  15. 15. Deliverables<br />APGIII families key/pages (77 families) <br />Generic keys/pages (c.2100 genera):<br /><ul><li>Araceae [CATE-Araceae]
  16. 16. Arecaceae [Palmweb]
  17. 17. Asparagaceae
  18. 18. Cyperaceae
  19. 19. Dioscoreaceae
  20. 20. Liliaceae
  21. 21. Orchidaceae
  22. 22. Poaceae [GrassBase]</li></ul>Species level resources: <br /><ul><li>European Monocots (c.2000 spp)
  23. 23. Cypripedioideae (c.130 spp)
  24. 24. Sampled Red List Index Project (1500 spp)</li></ul>CarexjuvenlisPhoto Dave Simpson<br />
  25. 25. Cyperaceae one <br />of eight key <br />families<br />Expected outputs:<br /><ul><li>Key to genera
  26. 26. Genus pages – all genera worldwide
  27. 27. Species pages for European Cyperaceae
  28. 28. Species pages for Sampled Red List Index Cyperaceae</li></ul>Cyperaceae community can contribute much more<br />
  29. 29. Content Progress<br />Developing keys in LUCID: Monocot families<br />
  30. 30. Content Progress<br />Developing keys in LUCID: Dioscoreaceae<br />
  31. 31. Content Progress<br />Developing keys in LUCID: Cypripedioideae<br />Cypripedium kentuckiense. Photo N. Turland<br />
  32. 32. Content Progress <br />Identifying content sources and acquiring content; an administration database has been constructed. <br />
  33. 33. Content Progress <br /><ul><li>Report on communities and content
  34. 34. Establishing a collaborative link with the Swiss Orchid Foundation to deliver Orchid content
  35. 35. Dioscoreaceae scratchpad in development</li></ul>Dactylorhizapraetermissa. Photo I. Kitching<br />
  36. 36. Content Progress - Cyperaceae<br /> <br />Protologues<br />Links to BHL: 611 <br />Digitised: 214 <br /> <br />Taxon descriptions <br />104 generic descriptions from Kubitzki<br />9 additional genera about to be processed<br />35 species descriptions from Sedges of the British Isles (out of 106) <br />Mapaniamangenotiana.Photo A . Mesterhazy<br />
  37. 37. ICT progress <br /><ul><li>Stakeholder survey
  38. 38. Documentation of existing systems
  39. 39. Existing systems functionality workshop
  40. 40. Content documentation
  41. 41. Data exchange standards, tools & technologies documentation
  42. 42. emonocotdesign work</li></ul>Iris acutiloba Photo M. Zarrei<br />
  43. 43. ICT progress <br />Prototype architecture<br /><ul><li>Portal plus data editing system
  44. 44. Scratchpad role</li></ul>Cyperaceae<br />Cyperaceae contributors<br />
  45. 45. Outreach Progress<br /><ul><li>Impact plan – UK monocot ID guide
  46. 46. Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
  47. 47. Developing links to UK biodiversity scientists & volunteer scientists</li></ul>Hyacinthoides non-scripta Photo Paul Wilkin<br />Monocot guided walk Photo Ed Baker<br />
  48. 48. Outreach Progress <br />Workshops for Monocot systematists<br /><ul><li>Call for proposals in Summer 2011
  49. 49. First workshop in Chicago in September: Carex</li></ul>Subsequent workshops in London & potentially worldwide in late 2011 & 2012<br />Iris reticulata. Photo M. Zarrei<br />
  50. 50. In summary…<br /><ul><li>Significant progress in all project areas
  51. 51. Much more work to do</li></ul>Allium ursinum<br />
  52. 52. Website<br />http://e-monocot.org<br />Crocus sieberi & Scilla bifolia<br />
  53. 53. Thailand and Malaysia<br /><ul><li>Flora of Thailand
  54. 54. Flora Malesiana
  55. 55. Flora of Peninsular Malaysia
  56. 56. Flora of Vietnam
  57. 57. Nothing for Cambodia or Laos </li>

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