Andreas Müller

Andreas Müller
Freie Universität Berlin | FUB · Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum

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Publications (46)
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With the increasing amount of interdisciplinary and international networks dedicated to long-term persistence and interoperability of research data, the demand for semantic linking of environmental research data has grown. Data related to organisms frequently inherit a major obstacle. Organisms often are ambiguously identified by using only the sci...
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This data paper presents a largely phylogeny-based online taxonomic backbone for the Cactaceae compiled from literature and online sources using the tools of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy. The data will form a contribution of the Caryophyllales Network for the World Flora Online and serve as the base for further integration of research result...
Poster
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The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy was initially developed as part of the EU Network of Excellence project EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy, 2006-2011) aimed at a concertation of different taxonomic computing platforms applied in Europe. For example, it incorporated the ideas about taxon concept handling that were a core feature of...
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Herbarium specimens are central to botanical science and of rising importance thanks to increasing accessibility and broadened usability. Alongside the many new uses of specimen data, sit a range of traditional uses supporting the collection of morphological data and their application to taxonomy and systematics. (Henning et al. 2018). Technical wo...
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The Platform for Cybertaxonomy (http://www.cybertaxonomy.org) is a standards-based open-source software framework covering the breadth of the taxonomic workflow, from fieldwork to publication (Ciardelli et al. 2009). It provides coupled tools for full, customized access to taxonomic data, editing and management, and collaborative team work. At the...
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Herbarium specimens have always played a central role in the classical disciplines of plant sciences and the global digitisation efforts now open new horizons. To make full use of the inherent possibilities of specimen based taxonomic descriptions corresponding workflows are needed. A crucial step in the comparative analyses of organisms is the pre...
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The Caryophyllales Network strives to assemble an online dynamic synthesis of the order Caryophyllales, uniting the current knowledge about the phylogeny of the order with up-to-date information on the individual taxa contained. Capturing taxonomic data and the decision processes involved in the definition and circumscription of the taxa requires h...
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Herbarium specimens have always played a central role in plant sciences and constitute the cornerstone for systematics and taxonomy. This role is further strengthened with the ongoing digitisation and growing online-availability of collections all over the globe. The increasing usability of specimens demands, however, an improved use and sustainabl...
Conference Paper
Using the angiosperm order Caryophyllales, we will provide an ex-emplar use case on optimizing the taxonomic research process with respect to delimitation and characterisation ("description") of taxa using the the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) Platform for Cybertaxonomy. The workflow for sample data handling of the EDIT platform...
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One of the major design features of the Common Data Model (CDM) is the ability to store and handle taxonomic concepts (a.k.a. “potential taxa” -Berendsohn 1995 , “taxonyme” - Koperski et al. 2000, "Assertions" - Pyle 2004, "taxonomic entities" -Kennedy et al. 2005 “taxon circumscriptions”, etc.). A major driver of the critical appreciation of the...
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The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy has come a long way towards providing a complete, standards-based and reliable set of tools and services supporting the taxonomic workflow (Ciardelli et al. 2009). The Platform is firmly grounded in the organisational structure of the BGBM, with several positions directly dedicated to maintenance and further deve...
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Specimens form the falsifiable evidence used in plant systematics. Derivatives of specimens (including the specimen as the organism in the field) such as tissue and DNA samples play an increasing role in research. The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy is a specialist's tool that allows to document and sustainably store all data that are used in the t...
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The EDIT Common Data Model (CDM) (FUB, BGBM 2008) is the centrepiece of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy (FUB, BGBM 2011, Ciardelli et al. 2009). Building on modelling efforts reaching back to the 1990ies, it aims to combine existing standards relevant to the taxonomic domain (but often designed for data exchange) with requirements of modern tax...
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The Platform for Cybertaxonomy (FUB, BGBM 2011) is an open-source software framework covering the full breadth of the taxonomic workflow, from fieldwork to data publication. It provides a set of tools for editing and management of taxonomic data (individually or collaboratively), fully customizable on-line access to that data, and other means of da...
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The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy is a standards based suite of software components supporting the taxonomic research workflow from field work to publication in journals and dynamic web portals (FUB, BGBM 2011). The underlying Common Data Model (CDM) covers the main biodiversity informatics foci such as names, classifications, descriptions, liter...
Presentation
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Describing a tool for managing taxonomic concepts and their relations in the case of Red Lists of endangered species
Technical Report
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The goal of the deliverable is to provide a technical summary of web services providing a harmonised and unified access layer to taxonomic information resources defined by Appendix 3 of the INSPIRE Directive. We describe the basic web service architecture, the unified access protocol, the harmonisation of contributing databases, integration into th...
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Unlabelled: We present the model and implementation of a workflow that blazes a trail in systematic biology for the re-usability of character data (data on any kind of characters of pheno- and genotypes of organisms) and their additivity from specimen to taxon level. We take into account that any taxon characterization is based on a limited set of...
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Background: Reliable taxonomy underpins communication in all of biology, not least nature conservation and sustainable use of ecosystem resources. The flexibility of taxonomic interpretations, however, presents a serious challenge for end-users of taxonomic concepts. Users need standardised and continuously harmonised taxonomic reference systems,...
Data
The Fauna Europaea (FaEu) database project – Guidelines for Group Coordinators and Taxonomic Specialists
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Fauna Europaea species statistics for areas
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Fauna Europaea geographic codes and mappings to other standards (TDWG, ISO) and projects (Euro+Med PlantBase).
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Fauna Europaea database statistics (source file)
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Fauna Europaea Guidelines for NAS validation
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Fauna Europaea guidelines for cross-linking
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Fauna Europaea higher hierarchy - version 2.6.2
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Fauna Europaea is Europe's main zoological taxonomic index, making the scientific names and distributions of all living, currently known, multicellular, European land and freshwater animals species integrally available in one authoritative database. Fauna Europaea covers about 260,000 taxon names, including 145,000 accepted (sub)species, assembled...
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We present FlorML, an XML schema, specifically designed for the detailed mark-up of highly complicated semi-monographic legacy taxonomic works, such as large Floras and Faunas. We discuss the prerequisites for developing a suitable XML schema, and the limitations presented by the legacy taxonomic works, requirements by stakeholders and the desired...
Technical Report
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The pro-iBiosphere Task 4.2 “Promote and monitor the development and adoption of common mark-up standards and interoperability between schemas” has used pilot studies to analyse the currently applied XML schemas for mark - up of taxonomic information. Four interoperability pilots were conducted, drawing on a broad spectrum of organisms (i.e. animal...
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Biodiversity informatics has experienced tremendous developments in the last 15 years. There are now comprehensive online checklists for plant taxa as well as many large plant-taxon related databases, including the vegetation-plot databases registered in the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD; http://www.givd.info). However, efficient...
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Biodiversity informatics has experienced tremendous developments in the last 15 years. There are now comprehensive online checklists for plant taxa as well as many large plant-taxon related databases, including the vegetation-plot databases registered in the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD; http://www.givd.info). However, efficient...
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One of the most serious bottlenecks in the scientific workflows of biodiversity sciences is the need to integrate data from different sources, software applications, and services for analysis, visualisation and publication. For more than a quarter of a century the TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards organisation has a central role in defining a...
Chapter
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This paper describes the integration of structured descriptive data in the EDIT platform for Cybertaxonomy. The platform is composed of several software modules supporting the taxonomic workflow from data capture and storage to publication. Descriptive data play an important role within the taxonomic work process. The integration of these data via...
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Primary Biodiversity Data is a general term for information document-ing the planet's biodiversity, where each record represents the existence of a par-ticular organism at a given location at a point in time. These data are scattered throughout numerous collections and databases worldwide, making it difficult to find all information available on, f...
Conference Paper
The EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy) Platform for Cybertaxonomy aims at bringing the full taxonomic work process to the internet . It offers a collection of services and tools, and interfaces and transformation tools to be highly interoperable with existing developments . The services and tools developed for the platform can...

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Projects (5)
Archived project
The main aim of EU BON (http://www.eubon.eu/) is to deliver a European contribution (European Biodiversity Portal, see http://biodiversity.eubon.eu/) to the information infrastructure of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). Specifically it aims at harmonising, standardising, and integrating biodiversity information as well as facilitating its access. EU BON will build on existing infrastructures, e.g. GBIF, LifeWatch and national biodiversity centres.
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PESI provides the first all-taxa inventory for European species, enabling the correct use of species names and their classification, to more accurately manage information on European animals and plants (http://www.eu-nomen.eu).
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Fauna Europaea brings together the scientific names of all European land and freshwater animals in one authoritative database (http://www.faunaeur.org).