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Extractions: SECTORS Industrial Legal Financial Educational ... Pharmaceutical INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Patents Trademarks POLICY Knowledge Management Data Protection Freedom of Information Intellectual Property PRACTICE Taxonomy Customer Care MAY 2004 ISSUE OF MANAGING INFORMATION! Issue theme for this month is Financial and Legal Information. Highlights include Salary Survey 2004, Financial Information Update, and Changing Times - New Challenges. Click here for contents page. GATESHEAD AIRS SERVICE SCOOPS NATIONAL RNIB AWARD Gateshead Council's Access to Information and Reading Services has been declared 'Simply the Best' by blind and partially sighted people at the RNIB Annual Awards. Read more about this story plus others in our daily news feed here. MAJOR ADDITION TO NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE A major new addition to the National Library of Scotland's website is being launched in conjunction with the opening of the Library's summer exhibition. Read more about this story plus others in our daily news feed here.
Primate Taxonomy Primate taxonomy. The taxonomy of primates is an issue that is not resolved and has undergone many revisions over the years. Here http://members.tripod.com/cacajao/taxonomy.html
Taxonomy Browser (Archaea) Shows the relationships among the reconginzed groups, and samples yet to be named or classified. http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Browser/wwwtax.cgi?name=Archaea
Laboratory Of Plant Taxonomy Laboratory of Plant taxonomy Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Kochi University Welcome to our Laboratory! What s New! Checklist of Japanese lichens. http://www.is.kochi-u.ac.jp/Bio/bio.html
Biognomen A Linnaean taxonomy arranged to show the evolutionary relationships among groups. One can navigate through the hierarchy vertically, or follow a lineage horizontally at a particular level of the hierarchy. http://members.aol.com/bafiler/
Extractions: The Biognomen This is a Linnaean taxonomy arranged to show the evolutionary relationships among taxa. The evolutionary trees are mapped. Just click on the name of the group you want to see more detail on. Names in green are ancestor or descendant taxa. Clicking on a green name will keep you at the same level of the hierarchy. You can also go directly to a group by typing its scientific or common name in the search box. Be sure to use the singular form of common names. There are numerous good evolutionary trees on the web. I especially like the Tree of Life and the UCMP Phylogeny Wing . The problem is that they are all cladograms, not true evolutionary trees. While cladistics is a useful tool, for a general-purpose taxonomy the systematist should not stop there and merely use the cladogram as the final classification system. A classification system should indicate what an organism is like, without requiring one to trace its entire evolutionary history. The first problem with cladistic taxonomy is that many biologists are attempting to graft it onto the incompatible Linnaean system, insisting that each taxon should be a clade. This is possible if only living forms are considered, but it results in systems where primitive groups are excessively split, compared to the more advanced groups (such as four divisions of gymnosperms, only one division for the angiosperms). If extinct species are include, the method breaks down altogether. For example, if classes for mammals and reptiles are defined, the common ancestor of those two groups cannot be assigned to a class. Of course this same logic applies to the genus, so cladists need to either propose a new system of naming fossil species, or break their system and allow paraphyletic genera.
Solo Taxonomy The SOLO taxonomy stands for Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes. It was developed by Biggs and Collis (1982), and is well described in Biggs (1999). http://www.dmu.ac.uk/~jamesa/learning/solo.htm
Extractions: O utcomes It was developed by Biggs and Collis (1982) , and is well described in Biggs (1999) It describes level of increasing complexity in a student's understanding of a subject, through five stages, and it is claimed to be applicable to any subject area. Not all students get through all five stages, of course, and indeed not all teaching (and even less "training" is designed to take them all the way). conceptions of learning , but also, in the emphasis on making connections and contextualising, with Bateson's levels of learning , and even with Bloom's taxonomy in the cognitive domain. Like my pyramidal representation of Bloom, the assumption is that each level embraces previous levels, but adds something more: Pre-structural: here students are simply acquiring bits of unconnected information, which have no organisation and make no sense.
Extractions: INCOSE Tools Database Working Group (Modeling And Tools Technical Committee) The Tools Database Working Group's Charter is to disseminate information on COTS tools applied to Systems Engineering to INCOSE Members (See also INCOSE Technical Community listing) Projects Presentations Brochure Participation As discussed earlier this year, the Tools Database Working Group (TDWG) is bringing online an automated tools survey that will allow the tool vendors to directly update their tool information (rather than wait for the TDWG to get together and post the information). The Requirements Management and Systems Engineering Tools Surveys are now available on our survey site at: Requirements Management Tools Survey
The Taxonomy Of Barney The taxonomy of Barney. Evidence of Convergence in Hominid Evolution. by Edward C. Theriot, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume1/v1i1/barney.htm
Extractions: by Edward C. Theriot, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Arthur E. Bogan, Freshwater Molluscan Research, Sewell, New Jersey Earle E. Spamer, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [This is an abbreviated version of the original article. The full text appears in AIR 1:1, January/February 1995.] [School groups can hear and see a presentation based on this lecture. To arrange one, please telephone Edward Theriot or Earle Sapamer at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The number is 215-299-1000.] According to National Geographic, hominids evolved first on the African continent, radiating to occupy the other continents during the past tens to hundreds of thousands of years. Current opinions put forth by anthropologists indicate that several genera and species evolved, of which only Homo exists today. The only evidence on which these suppositions are based are skeletal remains, preserved mostly as fragments. Cladistic studies of the characteristics of the bone fragments have led scientists to derive the evolutionary relationships between these different hominid animals. However, from field evidence and empirical observations, we have discovered a previously unrecognized form of hominid, alive today, which is presumably globally distributed. It is certainly found in North America, where we first observed it. Its external morphology is completely unlike hominid morphology, for which reason it has been until now overlooked. Its discovery has immediate and far-reaching implications on understanding hominid evolution.
Archaea taxonomy, description, and extensive references, with particular emphasis on the Crenarchaeota (classified here as a Kingdom.) http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Archaea&contgroup=Life
RSS 1.0 Modules: Taxonomy RSS 1.0 Modules taxonomy. The taxonomy module is a RSS 1.0 module and a RDF application enabling the identification of topics covered by a RSS channel or item. http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/taxonomy/
Extractions: The taxonomy module is a RSS 1.0 module and a RDF application enabling the identification of topics covered by a RSS channel or item. The members of the RSS-DEV Working Group: Latest Version: DRAFT 1.2 2001-02-20 -updates to make the document valid RDDL and move taxo:title and taxo:description to DC elements. DRAFT 1.2 2001-02-12 -updates following a first set of comments on rss-dev. DRAFT 1.2 2001-02-05 DRAFT 1.1 2000-08-16 Proposed Comments should be directed to the Affords the ability to classify channels and items under one or more taxonomic schemes. First level element: (taxo:link,taxo:topics, [*]), attribute: rdf:about.
The ABC's Of Animal Taxonomy An introduction to the scientific classification of animals, with a discussion of conventional Linnaean and cladistic taxonomy. The ABC s of Animal taxonomy. http://home.pcisys.net/~dlblanc/taxonomy.html
Extractions: The ABC's of Animal Taxonomy by Donald L. Blanchard Taxonomy: The science of classifying plants and animals into species and logical groups of species. This article was originally published in The Cold Blooded News , the newsletter of the Colorado Herpetological Society , Vol 26, #1, January, 1999. There are two distinct taxonomic systems currently in vogue among professional zoologists today. The traditional, or Linnaean, taxonomy is still largely in favor among field workers, conservationists, and husbandry people. The alternative, Cladistic taxonomy, is overwhelmingly supported by evolutionary biologists. Over time, biologist added additional, larger and higher level group names, called taxons (plural: taxa), from Family up to Kingdom, arranged in a hierarchical order, until a standardized 7-level hierarchy was established, as follows: Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Squamata Family Colubridae Genus Pituophis species catenifer (Bullsnake, Gopher Snake) To further facilitate grouping similar or closely related groups, these taxa may optionally be divided with from one to three named intermediate-level taxa, as required. For example: Class Major division (required) Subclass 1st optional subdivision Infraclass 3rd optional subdivision Superorder 2nd optional subdivision Order Major division (required) The taxa Superkingdom and Infraspecies are generally not used, leaving a maximum of 26 possible taxonomic categories, although all are rarely required for any given species (or subspecies).
The Fish Wars A humorous history of the evolution of the many fish you see on the backs of cars. Jesus fish, Darwin fish, and Gefilte fish. Includes a complete taxonomy of all known fish. http://www.meangene.com/darwin/
>A Taxonomy For Key Escrow Encryption Systems A taxonomy for Key Escrow Encryption Systems. This paper presents a taxonomy for key escrow encryption systems. The taxonomy is intended http://www.cosc.georgetown.edu/~denning/crypto/Taxonomy.html
Extractions: 1. Introduction A key escrow encryption system (or, simply escrowed encryption system ) is an encryption system with a backup decryption capability that allows authorized persons (users, officers of an organization, and government officials), under certain prescribed conditions, to decrypt ciphertext with the help of information supplied by one or more trusted parties who hold special data recovery keys. The data recovery keys are not normally the same as those used to encrypt and decrypt the data, but rather provide a means of determining the data encryption/decryption keys. The term key escrow is used to refer to the safeguarding of these data recovery keys. Other terms used include key archive key backup , and data recovery system. [Since this paper was published, the term key recovery has also become commonplace. Another term that is used, particularly in Europe, is
Extractions: NCU-3e. Names in current use for extant plant genera Electronic version 1.0 Query the NCU database Fill in the empty field in order to query the database for a specific genus name. Use the asterisk (*) in the beginning, middle, and/or at the end as a wild card (e.g. Ab* will find all names starting with Ab, *aa* will find all names containing double a, ab*llum results in Abeliophyllum und Abrophyllum). The input must contain at least two letters. N.B.: The search is only on the name itself, do not include authorship or year of publication. New query About NCU Genera About NCU Contact editors ... International Association for Plant Taxonomy . This page last updated Sept. 26, 1997. Powered by Microsoft Backoffice
Systema Naturae 2000 An upto-date historical cross-referenced classification of life based on original authorative scientific literature. http://sn2000.taxonomy.nl/
Blooms Taxonomy Comprehension Bloom s taxonomy. Reading Services Center. PURPOSE. Each level of Bloom s original taxonomy has been restated for clarity and simplification. http://www.ops.org/reading/blooms_taxonomy.html
Extractions: PURPOSE To apply Bloom's theory of developing higher levels of thought processes to everyday classroom reading. EXPLANATION Many students are directed to read narrative or expository selections for classroom assignments for the purpose of answering factual questions. This type of reading for literal comprehension is often emphasized because of the ease and equity of evaluation. The emphasis is limiting because many students do not develop a personal attachment to books they read. They do not see reading as a bridge to their imaginations, a way to understand how others live their lives, or a method to gain self-understanding and evaluation. Questions that teachers ask can direct the students to the realization that reading has a greater and more diverse purpose than just the simple recall of facts. If this can be accomplished, it is likely that students will place a higher value on reading, continue to turn to it for pleasure and as a resource, and will establish it as a life-long habit. PROCEDURE For any assigned reading selection, develop questions that reflect the progression of thinking and responding from the literal level to the evaluative. Not all levels need to be developed for every selection. Consider a range that will lead the student to the greater purpose of reading.
Extractions: Activities Directory of staff pages History of the Department In Memoriam ... Entomology Study of population dynamics of arthropod pests in deciduous fruit trees and citrus orchards, cut flower beds and field crops. Investigating migratory movement rates, using the composition of insect communities as an indicator of environmental perturbation for conservation. Utilization of geostatistical tools and geographic information systems in the study of spatial dependence of the citrus and forest insects. Development of phenological models; study of dispersion patterns in scale insects and the development of optimal sampling units and utilization of molecular and statistical techniques to analyze the geographic origin of insect pests and for the study of population genetics. Isolation, identification and utilization of insect sex pheromone and plant semiochemicals in monitoring and control of arthropod pests in fruit tree orchards, field crops and forests. Investigating the sex pheromone of mealybugs in citrus groves, aggregation pheromones of bark beetles in stone-fruit orchards and pine forests, of sap beetles in date palms and improvement of fruitfly attractants. Study of the role of lepidopteran female sex pheromones for mating disruption of lepidopteran pests in cotton, apple, pear and vineyards.
SN Taxonomy Supernova taxonomy. Michael Richmond May 12, 1996. Well, the splitters have been beating the lumpers in the SN classification http://www.chapman.edu/oca/benet/sntypes.htm
Index Nominum Genericorum (ING) A collaborative project of the International Association for Plant taxonomy and the Smithsonian Institution, providing a compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. http://rathbun.si.edu/botany/ing/
Extractions: The Index Nominum Genericorum ING ), a collaborative project of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) and the Smithsonian Institution, was initiated in 1954 as a compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature . We are pleased to offer a way to search the ING database . We hope that those needing access to information about generic names of plants will use the index and will advise us of potential additions and corrections. Ellen Farr and Gea Zijlstra, Editors The original intent of the ING was to bring all generic names of plants together in a single list to reveal homonymy between groups. In addition, ING includes bibliographic citations and information about the typification and nomenclatural status of generic names. The index was first published on sets of printed cards and then in book form in 1979 (Farr et al., 1979). A supplement was also published (Farr et al., 1986). While a second supplement is planned, we recognize that hard copy is immediately out of date, and for users with access to the Internet we believe that the World Wide Web offers promise as a useful platform for a collaborative project such as this. Current work on the ING is supported by the Smithsonian Institution, IAPT, and the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The content of the database was developed over a 40-year period by the efforts of more than 100
101 Taxonomy - Www.101science.com All rights reserved. taxonomy, science of classifying organisms. Tree of Life. taxonomy Excellent material here! Software (32). taxonomy map@ (9,111). http://www.101science.com/Taxonomy.htm
Extractions: Taxonomy , science of classifying organisms. Probably the first scientific study of plants was the attempt to classify them. At first, because of the limited knowledge of plant structures, artificial classifications, beginning with the most ancient one into herbs, shrubs, and trees, were necessary. These simple categories merely cataloged, in a tentative way, the rapidly accumulating material, in preparation for a classification based on natural relationships. Modern taxonomic classification, based on the natural concepts and system of the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus , has progressed steadily since the 18th century, modified by advances in knowledge of morphology, evolution, and genetics.