Community Call - Research Applications of rOpenSci Taxonomy and Biodiversity Tools
Our next Community Call, on March 27th, aims to help people learn about using rOpenSci’s R packages to access and analyze taxonomy and biodiversity data, and to recognize the breadth and depth of their applications. We also aim to learn from the discussion how we might improve these tools. Presentations will start with an introduction to the topic and details on some specific packages and we’ll hear from several people about their “use cases in the wild”.
- Stefanie Butland - welcome (5 min)
- Scott Chamberlain - introduction and
- Zachary Foster -
- Margaret Siple - using
taxizeto get IUCN statuses for species found via DNA barcoding of seafood samples and compare them among genera (4 min)
- Kathryn Turner - a use case for
rgbifto get all available occurrence records from GBIF for a handful of species, and scaling up to several thousand (4 min)
- Kari Norman - learning lessons in building
taxadb, a local database approach for working with taxonomic names (4 min)
- Ciera Martinez - exploring biodiversity data with undergraduate data scientists using
taxizeand database specific tools like
- Q & A (20 min)
🎤 See speaker bios below.
Join the Call
🕘 Wednesday, March 27th, 2-3PM PDT; 9-10PM GMT; March 28th in Australia, 8-9AM AEDT (find your timezone)
☎️ Find details for joining on our Community Calls page. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP needed.
🎥 After the Call, we’ll post the video and notes from the Q & A.
The Taxonomy Task View lists some relevant packages (not exclusive to rOpenSci).
Blog posts about the tools:
- rOpenSci taxonomy suite
- taxize: seven years of taxonomy in R
- rgbif: seven years of GBIF in R
- posts tagged with
- posts tagged with
Posts about applications of the tools:
- What are these birds? Complement occurrence data with taxonomy and traits information
- What’s this bird? Classify old natural history drawings with R
- Extracting and Enriching Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Data with R
- Checklist Recipe - How we created a template to standardize species data
- Foster, Z. S., Chamberlain, S., & Grünwald, N. J. (2018). Taxa: An R package implementing data standards and methods for taxonomic data. F1000Research, 7, 272. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.14013.2
- Foster, Z. S., Sharpton, T. J., & Grünwald, N. J. (2017). Metacoder: An R package for visualization and manipulation of community taxonomic diversity data. PLoS computational biology, 13(2), e1005404. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005404
- Chamberlain, S. A., & Boettiger, C. (2017). R Python, and Ruby clients for GBIF species occurrence data. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3304v1
- Chamberlain, S. A., & Szöcs, E. (2013). taxize: taxonomic search and retrieval in R. F1000Research, 2, 191. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.2-191.v2
Tell us about your use cases
We’ve tried to make it easy for you to tell us about how you have used our packages. Go to the UseCases category in our public forum. Starting a “New Topic” opens a template that suggests what to provide, like the name of the rOpenSci tool or resource you used, a link to a post or code snippet, and a few other optional things. We might share your use case during the Call or tweet about it, so be sure to give your twitter handle.
Have a question for the speakers?
Add yours to the comments below. See a question you’d like to have answered? Give it a ❤️. The moderator may select some of these questions to ask during Q & A.
Margaret Siple is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Ocean Modeling Forum at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.
Margaret on GitHub, Twitter, Website
photo by Theo Macabeo