Mini-Webinars

Mini-webinars are 5-15 minute web presentations that use a live data portal to demonstrate certain functionality within a Symbiota instance.  These webinars are short and focused on specific topics so that one can pick and choose the most appropriate presentation for their needs. For more instruction, you may want to visit the General Help pages or full length records of live webinars for specific projects.

Conducting field inventory research within a Symbiota portal

Topic: This two part presentation series shows how field researchers can make use of the tools within a Symbiota portal to conduct biotic inventories. This presentation is particularly appropriate for researchers, wildlife managers, and curators that are involved in floras projects, state checklists, research inventories, BioBlitz, etc.
Dates: 9 March 2015
Presentation Portal: 
SEINet – Arizona chapter
Presenter:
 Edward Gilbert
Part 1: 
Field Reach perspective (time: 10:20) – Show how a field research can enter a voucher specimen along with a field image, link voucher to a checklist, and print labels to be distributed with the specimen vouchers.
Part 2:
 Curator’s perspective (time: 11:05) – Shows how a curator can import a record from the collector’s data set to their own collection rather than retyping the label data from scratch. Also includes how identification annotations can filter down the network of specimen duplicates to correct a misidentification within the original checklist.

 

Modifying Taxonomic Thesaurus

Topic: Shows how to edit the central taxonomic thesaurus within the Lichen Symbiota portal. Shows how to change names between being accepted to not accepted, add a new name, change a taxon parent, and resolve taxonomic rooting problems.
Dates: 9 March 2015
Presentation Portal: 
Consortium or North American Lichens
Presenter:
 Edward Gilbert
Recording:
 Taxonomic adjustments (time: 07:40)

 

Rare, Threatened, and Sensitive Species Protection

Topic: Explains the mechanism of how the locality details for specimens of rare species are protected within a Symbiota portal.
Dates: 30 April 2015
Presentation Portal: 
SEINet – Arizona Chapter
Presenter:
 Edward Gilbert
Recording:
 Rare Species Protection (time: 15:14)

 

Skeletal Data Entry

Topic: Shows how an imaging team can use an online form to enter skeletal specimen data during the imaging process. Since collection are typically arranged by scientific name, country, and state, a stub record can easily be created with this information when the image is taken.
Dates: 7 April 2015
Presentation Portal: 
Generic Symbiota sandbox portal 
Presenter:
 Edward Gilbert
Recording:
 Skeletal Data Entry (time: 16:11)