#IBC18 The Atlas of Living Australia: infrastructure for biodiversity research

Tweets from the Friday evening public lecture at the International Botanical Congress.

(The photo is from earlier this year, not the IBC, but it was the only one I could easily find)
First talk that I have been to at #ibc18 – Kevin Thiele introducing @dhobern talking about the atlas of living australia
peterneish
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 Public Lecture. Donald Hobern: The Atlas of Living Australia #alau – infrastructure for boidiversity research.
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Hobern – uses of the #alau – agriculture, climate change, pests and diseases, invasive flora and fauna – too many to tweet #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern – Shoutouts to AVH, OZCAM, Birds Australia, GBIF #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
… and EoL, Catalogue of Life, Barcode of Life etc. etc. – shoutouts for #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern – Names are important – don’t want users to think that giant pandas occur in Aust. First step is what occurs here. #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Donald Hobern #alau stressing the importance of scientifc names of organisms, links to all other biological and environmental data. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
hobern – talking about the value of web services – can’t agree more! #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Donald Hobern explaining #alau #webservices to the public. There are some things a bloke just has to know. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Yay – dots on maps. #loveit #nothinglikeit #ibc18 #alau
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern #alau: now getting into the good stuff – #dotzonmapz; herbarium specimens; Darwin Core, yes, #Dwc! #thepublicmustbetold. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Hobern – insects hard to database – in comparison to beautifully mounted herbarium specimens #ibc18 #alau
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Oh no! Donald Hobern is showing the public a plume moth. Yes, a plume moth! With a stainless steel stake through its heart! #alau ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Darwin Core elements on screen! And a typo. The public need to see how their sausages are made. #biodiversityisnotalwayspretty #alau #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Public still remaining in the theatre even after seeing confronting graphic demonstration of errors in data #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Donald Hobern trotting out his Australian #gbif error detection slides. #bestsbiodiversityinformaticslidesever #alau #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
#alau explore your area – find out what lives (or used to live) in your area. #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern – overview of collecting institutions – impressive visualisation of records collected over time and space #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
And now Donald introducing #alau mappy stuff with ‘explore your area’ and the spatial portal. Find it on http://www.ala.org.au #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Hobern talking about #alau spatial portal – 350 different map layers that can be used #awesome #moreisbetter #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern – sensitive data service – can restrict public view of the data based on configurable rules. #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Donald Hobern: strutting the #alau spatial portalfunctionality. try this: http://spatial.ala.org.au/ #gonuts #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Hobern. #alau species pages: information in a structured form. Images useful in identification, engaging volunteers. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Species pages – moving beyond the basic information – we want picutres #eyecandy #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Public can volunteer to transcribe label data – now I know why the public were invited to this talk #ibc18 #alau
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern plugging #IdentifyLife http://www.identifylife.org , a tool to help, um, identify life ‘n stuff. #alau #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Identify life – they have web services too #everyonesdoingit #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
And here it comes. Donald Hoberm spruiking the OZ node of Biodiversity Heritage Library #bhlau. #oldbookz #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
#bhlau hobern showing how annotations will work to link back to the #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern – Citizen Science: what we used to call amateur natural history. #ibc18 #alau
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Donald Hobern plugging the Taxonomic Resources Information Network #trin http://wiki.trin.org.au in partic. the mangrove wiki #alau #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Hobern shoutout to @museumvictoria biodiversity snapshots, birds australia and other cit. sci. initiatives #alau #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
#CitizenScience – public can collect ocurrence data, verify occurrences, check data, etc., and yes, use #webservices. #alau #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Hobern – contextual identification. Identify what is in your area using the #alau #identifylife and #webservices #ihaveadream #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Hobern answers question from David Cameron about accuracy of data and how to display the precision. #alau #ibc18 #thatsit
peterneish
July 29, 2011

And I think that concludes the tweets for the public lecture. I’m moving house now, but I hope to be online one way or another for the final day tomorrow.

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When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?