Paula F. Zermoglio

Paula F. Zermoglio
Universidad Nacional de Río Negro | UNRN · Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural

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August 2013 - present
University of Tours
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (39)
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Access to high-quality ecological data is pivotal to assessing and modeling biodiversity and its change through space and time. Inventory data (i.e., recording multiple species at specific places and times) are particularly relevant to monitoring species distributions and abundance, but their reliability for use in downstream models depends on repo...
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All organizations need clear and succinct mission and vision statements to communicate the purpose and overall goals of the group. These products provide the foundation for development of long(er) term strategic planning including communication plans. Logos offer us another way to highlight and brand what we do and why we do it. Periodically, for a...
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Background: Animal pollination is an important ecosystem function and service, ensuring both the integrity of natural systems and human well-being. Although many knowledge shortfalls remain, some high-quality data sets on biological interactions are now available. The development and adoption of standards for biodiversity data and metadata has pro...
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Users may be more likely to understand and utilize standards if they are able to read labels and definitions of terms in their own languages. Increasing standards usage in non-English speaking parts of the world will be important for making biodiversity data from across the globe more uniformly available. For these reasons, it is important for Biod...
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Human demands on resources such as food and energy are increasing through time while global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss are becoming more complex to overcome, as well as more widely acknowledged by societies and governments. Reports from initiatives like the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and E...
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Biodiversity inventories, i.e., recording multiple species at a specific place and time, are routinely performed and offer high-quality data for characterizing biodiversity and its change. Digitization, sharing and reuse of incidental point records (i.e., records that are not readily associated with systematic sampling or monitoring, typically muse...
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Note: For those requesting full texts, it is openly available at the given doi in PDF or HTML format. This is a practical guide for georeferencing. It describes the protocols to determine the shapes of features and how to use them as the basis for georeferencing with the point-radius georeferencing method (Wieczorek 2001, Wieczorek et al. 2004, C...
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Digitisation and publication of museum specimen data is happening worldwide, but far from complete. Museums can start by sharing what they know about their holdings at a higher level, long before each object has its own record. Information about what is held in collections worldwide is needed by many stakeholders including collections managers, fun...
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Motivation Other than data availability, ‘Data Quality’ is probably the most significant issue for users of biodiversity data and this is especially so for the research community. Data Quality Tests and Assertions Task Group (TG-2) from the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Biodiversity Quality Interest Group is reviewing practical aspects...
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To understand biological and geological events and the history of collected samples, it is essential to determine and communicate location information accurately. The accuracy of a georeference depends upon the circumstances of the event. Historical collections depend on having clear verbatim locality descriptions, the correct interpretation of dat...
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Scientists frequently collect biological and environmental information over years and store it in database systems to answer their own research questions without exposing it in repositories that make it easy to find and retrieve. While in recent years the community working on biodiversity informatics has made significant strides by creating common...
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The quality of biodiversity data publicly accessible via aggregators such as GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility), the ALA (Atlas of Living Australia), iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), and OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System) is often questioned, especially by the research community. The Data Quality Interest Group...
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Description and specifications for the tests following the conventions of the Fitness For Use Framework. This supplement is a copy of https://github.com/tdwg/bdq/blob/master/tg2/core/TG2_tests.csv as of commit 941e774 2019-Aug-20. Supplementary Material 1 to Chapman AD, Belbin L, Zermoglio PF, Wieczorek J, Morris PJ, Nicholls M, Rees ER, Veiga AK,...
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To improve the suitability of the Darwin Core standard for the research and management of alien species, the standard needs to express the native status of organisms, how well established they are and how they came to occupy a location. To facilitate this, we propose: 1. To adopt a controlled vocabulary for the existing Darwin Core term dwc:establi...
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‘Data Quality Test and Assertions’ Task Group 2 (https://www.tdwg.org/community/bdq/tg-2/) has taken another year to clarify the 102 tests (https://github.com/tdwg/bdq/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3ATest). The original mandate to develop a core suite of tests that could be widely applied from data collection to user evaluation of aggregated...
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For the last 15 years, Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) has recognized two competing standards for organism occurrence data, ABCD (Access to Biological Collections Data; Holetschek et al. 2012) and DarwinCore (Wieczorek et al. 2012). These two representations emerged from contrasting strategies for mobilizing information about organism occ...
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Task Group 2 of the TDWG Data Quality Interest Group aims to provide a standard suite of tests and resulting assertions that can assist with filtering occurrence records for as many applications as possible. Currently ‘data aggregators’ such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and iDigBio run...
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In the process of sharing information, it is of highest importance that we utilize common codes and signifiers, so that communication is effective. This process presents a series of complexities that are related to capturing and transmitting the meaning of the information despite homonymy, polysemy and synonymy. Biodiversity data sharing is not exe...
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The increase in body temperature over that of the environment has been frequently reported in insects, in particular in relation with flight activity. Scarab beetles of the genus Cyclocephala living in tropical areas are known to exploit the heat produced by thermogenic plants, also producing heat by endothermy. Here, we report the first case of en...
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The use of heat as a cue for the orientation of haematophagous insects towards hot-blooded hosts has been acknowledged for many decades. In mosquitoes, thermoreception has been studied at the molecular, physiological and behavioural levels, and the response to heat has been evaluated in multimodal contexts. However, a direct characterization of how...
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For vast areas of the globe and large parts of the tree of life, data needed to inform trait diversity is incomplete. Such trait data, when fully assembled, however, form the link between the evolutionary history of organisms, their assembly into communities, and the nature and functioning of ecosystems. Recent efforts to close data gaps have focus...
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Long-term exposure to low temperatures during the adult maturation might decrease fertility after cold recovery as a consequence of carry-over effects on reproductive tissues. This pattern should be more pronounced in tropical than in temperate species since protective mechanism against chilling injuries are expected to be more effective in the lat...
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Taxonomic names associated with digitized biocollections labels have flooded into repositories such as GBIF, iDigBio and VertNet. The names on these labels are often misspelled, out of date, or present other problems, as they were often captured only once during accessioning of specimens, or have a history of label changes without clear provenance....
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Fields used to construct the Reference Data Set for Vertebrate Taxon Name Resolution. Fields are grouped into the four categories used in the study: Input, Convenience, Assessment and Output. Note that, among the assessment fields, sn-inf-missing only applies to scientificnameplus, and con-autherror, con-rnk and con-sgerror only apply to constructe...
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Taxonomic Name Sources Consulted. Number of name combinations for which distinct taxonomic name sources provided the name given in validCanonical. We do not include 30 sources that were only consulted once. Some name combinations were checked utilizing multiple sources, and in some cases secondary sources used for confirmation were not always captu...
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Has issue. Effect of the interaction of the variables basisOfRecord, Geographic region (shown as “continent”), Clade (shown as “cladedf”), Volume of records shared by Institution (shown as “RecordsCountPerInst”) and year on the probability of occurrence of at least one of the following issues: Synonymy, Misspelling, Conceptual error, Format Error....
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Has issue. Effect of the interaction of the variables basisOfRecord, Geographic region (shown as “continent”), Clade (shown as “cladedf”), Volume of records shared by Institution (shown as “RecordsCountPerInst”) and year on the probability of occurrence of at least one of the following issues: Synonymy, Misspelling, Conceptual error, Format Error....
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Has issue. Effect of the interaction of the variables basisOfRecord, Geographic region (shown as “continent”), Clade (shown as “cladedf”), Volume of records shared by Institution (shown as “RecordsCountPerInst”) and year on the probability of occurrence of at least one of the following issues: Synonymy, Misspelling, Conceptual error, Format Error....
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Detailed VertNet Names Data Acquisition (DOC)
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Detailed assessment of the 1000 name combinations. Number of name combinations for which a field or characteristic of the name combination matched a given condition. Numbers outside of parentheses are for the 991 name combinations for which there was no disagreement between the assessment of the two researchers. Numbers in parentheses are the count...
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The Strange‐tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora) is an insectivorous flycatcher (Tyrannidae) endemic to the natural tall grasslands of northern Argentina and southern Paraguay. Alectrurus risora has a polygynous mating sys‐ tem and the abundance of arthropods could be a major factor determining the establishment of male breeding terri‐ tories and the...
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Insect repellents are known since many decades ago and constitute a major tool for personal protection against the biting of mosquitoes. Despite their wide use, the understanding of why and how repellents repel is relatively recent. In particular, the question about to what extent insects other than mosquitoes are repulsed by repellents remains ope...
Poster
The MACN’s Collections Digitization Project began in 2008 as the first initiative of the kind for the institution. Its main purpose is to convert registers of specimens held in the museum from paper to digital format and to make the information available for the rest of the scientific community.

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This seminar series, presented via YouTube and Google Hangouts, is designed to provide an ongoing view of interesting and new ideas in biodiversity informatics, presented by experts and leaders in the field.