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Thursday, October 5 • 11:00 - 12:30
[W21 - Topic] Biological Interaction Data Workgroup

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Abstract

The objective of this workshop is to present the advances of the workgroup, since its creation at the 2016 TDWG Conference, work on specific issues raised during the year, and plan next steps, which may include the creation of an Interest Group on Biological Interactions Data within TDWG.
Scientists use a variety of methods to collect, record, and store biological interaction data (predator-prey, parasite-host, pollinator-plant, etc.). Uses for these data are equally diverse. For example, they could play an important role in building decision support systems for conservation and sustainable use in agriculture. Numerous efforts are underway to aggregate, organize, and efficiently disseminate these data. However, we lack a formal data standard to support this work. The goal of this workshop is to provide an opportunity, for those involved or interested in the digitization of biological interaction data, to share their experiences and ideas so that we can move forward and propose a biological interaction data standard.

Organizers
avatar for Quentin Groom

Quentin Groom

Botanic Garden Meise
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Jennifer Hammock

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, United States of America, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, United States of America, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, United States of America
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Antonio M. Saraiva

Universidade de São Paulo

Thursday October 5, 2017 11:00 - 12:30 EDT
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