David Eickhoff

Native Hawaiian Plant Specialist

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    David Eickhoff marked "Gouania vitifolia" as unreviewed on the "Gouania vitifolia" page.

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff marked "Vigna o-wahuensis" as unreviewed on the "Vigna o-wahuensis" page.

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff marked "Luria tessellata" as unreviewed on the "Luria tessellata" page.

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff marked "Luria tessellata" as unreviewed on the "Cypraea tessellata" page.

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff marked "Homalocantha anatomica pele" as unreviewed on the "Homalocantha anatomica" page.

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff marked "Homalocantha anatomica pele" as unreviewed on the "Murex anatomica" page.

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff set "Panicum niihauense" as an exemplar on "Panicum niihauense H. St. John".

    over 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I am a great capital letter fan and have tried to do this in my wildlife travel company http://www.naturalist.co.uk/ (just for ref -not and advert!). But several of my tour leaders are also journalists and it has taken a long time to persuade them to capitalise. My reasoning is that when someone writes 'I saw a little ringed plover' do they mean a small Greater Ringed Plover, a small Ringed Plover whose species they couldn't quite determine, or a species named Little Ringed Plover? Caps make it clear at once. The other big confusion that might have already been mentioned is hyphenation. A Great Crested Grebe means a large grebe with a crest. A Great-crested Grebe would mean a grebe of any size with a large crest. A Great Crested-grebe would mean a large species of a distinctive group of grebes, all with crests. Hope this helps.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Calling ecologists and conservation biologists with a little time and expertise to spare: our colleagues at the Encyclopedia of Earth are looking for a few good editors. The Encyclopedia of Earth is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It was an important contributor of material for EOL's new Topics in Biodiversity articles. If you can review articles on broad topics in ecology, conservation biology or environmental science, please register with them as a topic editor. Your work on EoE may also be re-purposed on EOL and other open access venues. Thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: A "change image type to map" tool is on our list of features to develop in the future. For now, there's a collection for images that need to be moved to the maps tab. I have made both of you managers of that collection, so you can add images that need to be retagged.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: Hi, I have the same problem, as I have a mpa of distribution for all birds. I only changed description, and left in in pictures with comment. However, I am not sure whether it is okay.

    over 2 years ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    What (if anything) should be done with maps that are in the images section? I have run into lot of these. Is there a way to move them to the maps tab, or should a comment be left, or anything at all? Thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    David Eickhoff commented on an older version of Fiji Fan Palm {Pritchardia Pacifica}:

    Hi Drew, This is not Pritchardia pacifica. The flower stalks never exceed the leaf blades and in fact are short. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dweickhoff/8390104809/ This genus can be quite confusing. Your photo does resembles P. kaalae in some ways, but doubt this is it. Likely it is Pritchardia thurstonii or a hybrid Pritchardia. There are other species in this area. Compare P. pacifica with P. thurstonii http://www.flickr.com/photos/dweickhoff/8390100169/ Aloha, Dave

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: "Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress . . . . So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language"

    For English, there are no definitive rules, but the strong modern trend is for all formal species names to have the first letter of each separate word capitalised (i.e., after spaces, but not after hyphens):
    European Golden Plover
    Common Honey-buzzard
    Purple Hairstreak
    Honey Bee
    Stag's-horn Clubmoss
    Rough-leaved Globe-thistle

    There are still some reactionaries who insist that everything must be decapitalised, unless the name is derived from a proper noun, but they never say how one determines whether a word is so derived or not (nor why one should have to do so), nor have any answer to the ugliness of having lists with mixed 'superior' Capital Species and 'inferior' lower-case species.

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress. As we accumulate more content in particular languages, we'll try to catch up with interface adjustments to improve the presentation in each of these languages. So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language.

    over 2 years ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: I think the question has been settled. But there is another problem. In German all words of biological vernacular names are capitalised. That's a general rule. So why not integrate that rule into the programming like you did with English names?

    over 2 years ago