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Writing species pages for the western Great Lakes Region is one of the immediate goals for the BioSynC project. Any other species pages that we can written for Carex worldwide will contribute to the long-range goal of getting all the species documented over the course of the next five years. One of the main issues to address for species page writing is what fields / information we will be including. As we are working with eMonocots, we have laid out below the draft eMonocots fields. We should think as a group of what fields we want to add to this, as well as how finely we want to break down the species descriptions into subfields. Once we agree on fields, Andrew can set this up in LifeDesks so we can start working on species pages in earnest.


Species pages coordination

Western Great Lakes region

One of our goals for the meeting is to lay out a plan for covering all species of Carex worldwide over a period of ca. 5 years. We have a shorter-term goal of posting species pages for the roughly 200 Western Great Lakes Carex species, all of which are included in the online keys to Carex of the Western Great Lakes region.

Carex worldwide

Preliminary interest expressed in writing species pages for various sections or geographic areas:

  • sections Hymenochlaenae and Porocystis -- Marcia Waterway
  • section Phyllostachyae -- Bruce Ford, with colleagues
  • section Acrocystis -- Eric Roalson
  • sections Spirostachyae, Ceratocystis, Rhynchocystis, Aulocystis, Glareosae (in part), and Eurasian clade of Phacocystis -- Modesto Luceno, Marcial Escudero, Berit Gehrke and colleagues
  • sections Heleoglochin (WGL spp: C. decomposita, C. prairiea, C. diandra), Physoglochin (WGL: C. gynocrates), Granulares (WGL: C. granularis, C. crawei), Anomalae (C. scabrata), Shortianae (C. shortiana), Leucoglochin (C. pauciflora), and Leptocephalae (C. leptalea) -- Theodore Cochrane
  • Carex of Korea -- Kyong-Sook Chung
  • East Asian sections of Carex subg. Vignea: sections Phleoideae, Macrocephalae, Divisae, Foetidae, Physodeae, and Remotae -- Kyong-Sook Chung
  • Carex of Africa -- Berit Gehrke
  • Schoenoxiphium -- Berit Gehrke, Modesto Luceno and colleagues
  • section Echinochlaenae and members of other Carex sections for New Zealand (including Spirostachyae, Capitellatae, Mitratae, Rhomboidales, Pseudocyperae, Physocarpeae, Paludosae, and 16 Vignea species) -- Kerry Ford
  • eastern North American Ovales and section Paniceae -- Paul Rothrock, with Tony Reznicek
  • western N. Am. Ovales -- Andrew Hipp, with Tony Reznicek and colleagues
  • sections Dornera, Bicolores, Limosae, Scirpinae, Ceratocystis -- Leo Bruederle
  • Australian spp of Carex and Uncinia of Australasia, Pacific, etc. (American as well if no-one else like Julian is offering to do them) – with help from Jeremy, Kerry and others as appropriate -- Karen Wilson

Goals for the Species Page group

The species page working group has three main goals for this meeting:

  1. Deciding on the fields and style for species pages (this has already been accomplished, though it remains to be seen whether the species page fields and style agreed upon will be a good fit as people begin work Systematics2011 04:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC))
  2. Identifying Western Great Lakes region species to work on in the short term (also done Systematics2011 04:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC))
  3. Making a longer-term plan for species pages worldwide

Additional fields (or child fields) that we might want to add to the eMonocots field list

  1. Similar species
  2. Species introduction
  3. Protologue / original description (text, not link)

Description subfields

Based on a long phone conversation and ongoing conversation (plus see Jeremy Bruhl's FNA list), we have settled on a list of subfields for the project: Cyperaceae species page fields and style guidelines.

Draft eMonocots fields

Content review for eMonocot v.3 - 02/03/2011; SV - DRAFT

Field numberTopicTypePossible child fields
1Taxon namestructured text
2Authoritystructured text
3Nomenclature referencestructured text
4Synonymystructured texttype (basionym, homotypic, heterotypic); name; authority; reference; type of the synonym
5Typestructured texttype (holo-; isotype, etc); locality; collector; collector number; herbaria
6Protologue / original descriptionlink
7Descriptionstructured/unstructured textCharactrers and states
8Distributionstructured/unstructured textTDWG units; status in an area (native, introduced, etc)
9Distribution maps - regionsbinary
10Distribution maps - pointsvector (?) / binary / link
12Image metadatastructured texttaxon name, author, locality, copyright, subject (habit, flower, etc), caption. Even if metadata embedded some fields may be required to make searches (e.g. subject)
13Common namestructured textname; language; country
14Conservationstructured textstatus following IUCN threat codes; CITES notes - legislation
15Conservation statuslinksearch IUCN red list
16Habitat and Ecologystructured/unstructured textclimate; soil; altitude; habitat; ecoregion; text from publications
17Molecular datalink/web services
18Referencesstructured textauthors; title; journal; editors; book name; microreference; year; etc
20Tips for identification / Field guide-style description / Distinguishing featuresunstructured text
22Phenologyunstructured text
23Phylogenybinary / link
24Usesstructured/unstructured textuse category (SEPASAL as a guide); country; ethnic group; economic data
25Type imagebinary / link
26Associated taxastructured texttaxon name; type of interaction (herbivore, pollinator, symbionts, plant community, etc)
27Pollinationunstructured text
28Dispersalunstructured text
29Population dynamicsunstructured text
30Evolutionary discussionunstructured text
31Cultivationstructured textgrowth conditions; cultivars; diseases
32Taxonomic notesunstructured text
33Taxon name statusunstructured text
35Etymologyunstructured text
36Physiologyunstructured text
37Anatomyunstructured text
38Cytogeneticsunstructured text
39Fossil recordunstructured text
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