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  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.

    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    @Keir Morse: Thanks for this information. Unfortunately, we cannot update our taxonomy right now. Our current system is de facto frozen as we are working on a new version of EOL. EOL v3 will have a consistent taxonomic backbone that can be updated based on feedback from the community. It would be great if you would be willing to provide taxonomic advice once the new backbone goes live.

    22 days ago

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    Keir Morse commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    Not sure if this is where I'm supposed to post this, but the "Classification Providers" page said: "We invite the scientific community to submit additional vetted hierarchies to improve EOL's coverage of current systematic hypotheses. Please contact the Species Pages Working Group for additional information." I'm working on the genus Malacothamnus and noted that all of the provided classifications are lacking in many species and varieties. Malacothamnus is a genus occurring predominantly in California and Baja California. Malacothamnus taxonomy is controversial with one author being very much a lumper, the most recent author bringing back several taxa after she did morphological and genetic analysis on the group, and the California Native Plant Society following a conservative approach and keeping all those taxa that are considered rare/threatened in California until there is solid evidence that they are not distinct taxa. The most recently accepted taxonomy can be found here except that it is missing the Mexican taxon M. foliolus: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?key=9579 The more conservative approach retaining all rare/threatened taxa is used here: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-genus=Malacothamnus

    23 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    @Dail Laughinghouse: Oh yikes. Thanks, Dail! That's corrected now

    10 months ago

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    Dail Laughinghouse commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    I don´t know where to put this. ON page: http://eol.org/info/222 there is a problem. Both Algaebase and Antweb have the same description: AlgaeBase AntWeb is generally recognized as the most advanced biodiversity information system at species level dedicated to ants. Altogether, its acceptance by the ant research community, the number of participating remote curators that maintain the site, number of pictures, simplicity of web interface, and completeness of species, make AntWeb the premier reference for dissemination of data, information, and knowledge on ants. AntWeb is serving information on tens of thousands of ant species through the EOL. AntWeb AntWeb is generally recognized as the most advanced biodiversity information system at species level dedicated to ants. Altogether, its acceptance by the ant research community, the number of participating remote curators that maintain the site, number of pictures, simplicity of web interface, and completeness of species, make AntWeb the premier reference for dissemination of data, information, and knowledge on ants. AntWeb is serving information on tens of thousands of ant species through the EOL.

    10 months ago

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    Dan Mihai Giurca commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

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    over 1 year ago • deleted: over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "smadwar":

    @smadwar: We are always looking for good writers, and they can join the Rapid Response Team http://eol.org/communities/18/members (you can join there, too). The Species Pages Working Group should just be those people who have worked directly with us as staff, intern, or contractor.

    over 3 years ago

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    smadwar commented on smadwar's newsfeed:

    @Cyndy Parr: Hi Cyndy, My apologies for the delay - I've been without a computer at home for a couple of months. I should be back online and ready to contribute to the working group in a few days! Are you looking for any other contributors? If so, please let me know as I do know one more writer with a biology background who is interested in join the working group. Thanks!

    over 3 years ago

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    smadwar joined the community "EOL Species Pages Working Group".

    over 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "smadwar":

    I would like to invite you to join "EOL Species Pages Working Group".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @smadwar: Oh Samia, didn't realize that was you (your name isn't in your profile). Hope you are well! If you do happen to have spare time, feel free to pick up something from the "Help needed" collection and write a little bit. We've still got quite a lot of work to do and would love to have your help. You also might want to edit your profile and register to be an assistant curator. This gives you more power to do things on the site.

    almost 4 years ago

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    smadwar commented on smadwar's newsfeed:

    @Cyndy Parr: Hi Cyndy! I've never sent messages on here so I hope I get this right. I'd be happy to contribute. Let me know how I can help! You can also reach me at samiamadwar@gmail.com.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "smadwar":

    I would like to invite you to join "Rapid Response team".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "smadwar":

    I just noticed you added a bunch of articles to EOL -- THANK YOU! In particular, I saw your brown pelican summary and it looks very good. I invite you to join our Rapid Response team and take a look at our Help Needed collection. We are always looking for good writers.

    almost 4 years ago