TDWGTaxonomic Data Working GroupBody to create standards to exchange data to build highly distributed global information systems
Darwin CoreGlobal standard to describe specimen data needed for exchange
An example from the Neurocommons text miningpilot:• PubMed abstracts: > 16,000,000• CNS classified abstracts: 874,727• text mining recognized: 368,688• text mining processed: 94,381• extracted graph of 30,000+ relationships and 5,500genes and proteins “protein-protein interaction networks” John Wilbanks, Neurocommons
“protein-proteininteraction networks” John Wilbanks, Neurocommons
This is the world we live in:A truly global community where machines can do an unimaginable amount of work.
Monitoring as a comparative scienceChange over timeChange over land use
What kind of and how many ants? Δt ? Δt ? What is the impact ofΔt ? land use change? Δ? Δt ? What happens over time? Δt ? What happens overForest Urban areas space and time?Pasture CampusCacao / Cabruca
Before antbase.org, Harvard„s Museum ofComparative Zoology could claim to be the onlylocation with a complete set of ant systematicspublications from 1758 - present.Through antbase.org„sdigital library, accessto this body ofliterature is worldwide,and it is actively used(>10,000 visits in onemonth only).
What do we need for monitoring?Access Identification aids
Who are you? What do you do? Who is this? Where are you from? What do I know about her? Where does she live?
What do we need for monitoring?Access Identification aids What species is it?
Standards „Iran ants“:Use iran ants in google 495,000 recordsShow iran ants in plazi.org
Semantic, XML enhancedtreatments do the job ...
This can also be applied to entire sections of text, such as the treatment of a species and its parts. <tax:treatment> <tax:nomenclature> <tax:name> <tax:xid source="HNS" identifier="19 <tax:xmldata> <dc:Genus>Mystrium</dc:Genus> <dc:Species>leonie</dc:Species> </tax:xmldata> Mystrium leonie </tax:name> <tax:status>n. sp.</tax:status> Fig 1 D - F </tax:nomenclature> <tax:div type="description"> <tax:p>HOLOTYPE WORKER: TL 3.95, H 1.30, SI 137, PW 0.73, ML 0.38. Mand
What do we need for monitoring?Networks get info – provide info use standards use open access / open source
What do we need monitoring?Social networks Information is not free in the sense of „it doesn‘t cost anything“
What do we need?Social networks Information is not free in the sense of „it doesn‘t cost anything“ Information depends on you!
Monitoring biodiversity depends foremost on science...
Monitoring biodiversity depends foremost on science (and good scientists)...... technology makes it just more relevant and powerful.
Biodiversity data at work:The use of our monitoring data by IPBES is an indication that we deliver data and information that can be used beyond our own work to save planet earth.
With my best thanks! Donat Agosti firstname.lastname@example.org http://plazi.org http://antbase.org