Coding Phenological Data from Herbarium Sheets

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Workshop Materials

Agenda, Day 1
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Day One
Time Topic Presenter(s)/Leader(s)
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at University and Jepson Herbaria
8:00-8:10 a.m. Welcome Pam Soltis
iDigBio/University of Florida
8:10 - 8:20 a.m. Background/Orientation to workshop
Workshop goals and products
Jenn Yost
Cal Poly
8:20-9:40 a.m. Lightning Introductions (1 slide per person)
9:40-10:00 a.m. iDigBio introduction

How data moves from database to aggregators, to iDigBio.

Gil Nelson
iDigBio, Florida State University
10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 Discussion of Survey Results (provided in packet)
•Analysis of data gaps
•Draft priorities in groups
•Flora of North America
Jenn Yost, moderator
Data standards community
•Darwin Core
•Apple Core
John Wieczorek
James Macklin
12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Tour the University and Jepson Herbaria
1:15-1:35 p.m. Data standards community
•Plant Phenology Ontology
Ramona Walls
1:35-1:55 p.m. Tri-Trophic Interactions Experience with DwC extension Katja Seltmann
University of California, Santa Barbara
1:55-2:15 p.m.
2:15-2:45 p.m. NEVP and Symtiota Patrick Sweeney, Yale
Ed Gilbert, Symbiota
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. Breakout Session #1

Use specimens to assess and draft scoring schema, and rank according to priorities.Work in Google folder.

4:00-5:00 p.m. Discussion of ….
Priority ranking
Metrics to score
Propose fields/define fields
Scoring from images v. specimens

Daily Wrap-up/Q&A
Plans for Day 2
Create groups/topics for tomorrow
Dinner on Your Own
Recommended gathering place: Jupiter (

Agenda, Day 2
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Day Two
Time Topic Presenter(s)/Leader(s)
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Jepson Herbarium
8:00-9:00 a.m. Discussion from Day 1 and steps forward
Form groups or make new groups.
Gil Nelson, Moderator
9:00-11:00 a.m. Breakout Session #2
Groups formed around taxonomic groups: Angiosperms, grasses/sedges/rushes, Gymnosperms, and others formed on day 1.
Vegetative scoring from sheets: Is this worth it?
Draft of pros/cons of using specimens for phenology research.
Draft methods recorded on how to score that group, what to prioritize.
Draft issues regarding phenology from specimens.
11:00-12:00 p.m. Next steps forward with DarwinCore -
Set our DwC working group
Check in: Do our draft methods require revision?
How do our draft terms fit with current DwC?
John Wieczorek
James Macklin
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Next steps forward for databases
(Symbiota, Specify, iDigBio)
2:00-3:00 p.m. Mapping to Field Data - work in groups
(using Google sheet)
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Finalize drafts of methods, utility of
specimens for phenology research
4:15-5:00 p.m. Summary of next steps
Dinner on Your Own
Day 1: First break out groups
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Database Ed Gilbert David Baxter Ben Anhalt
Greg Riccardi
Gil Nelson Ramona Walls
Michael Denslow
Standards Stanley Blum Brian Stucky James Macklin
Ashley Morris
Katja Seltman Katie Stanley
John Wieczorek
International Kjell Bolmgren Marie Keatley Tim Sparks Constantin Zohner
Field Data Alycia Crall Ellen Denny Kathy Gerst Susan Mazer Jill Goodwin
Herbaria Ellen Dean
Charlie Willis
Staci Markos
Natalie Rossington
Richard Carter
Amanda Gallinat
Debra Trock
Jenn Yost
Patrick Sweeney
Mare Nazaire
Brent Mishler
Libby Ellwood