Journal archives for October 2017

October 13, 2017

Interactions in southern Africa

iNat does not do interactions.

This project is to try and catch interactions in the meantime until a module is developed

There are already some odd systems on iNat to try and do this. But I have not yet found one that meets our needs.

The problem with interactions is that often one does not know either of the observations. And one wants to link an observation with an observation so that it can be checked, and not a species.

So we dont want to put everything on twice (although of course it will be easy to wean out issues in future), so please think about your interactions.
What we will do is post the ACTIVE observation as the Observation and the PASSIVE observation as the link. Symmetrical interactions choose any one - but why dont we choose the bigger one first?

So if your observation does not match the choices for interaction, then you should rather link from the other observation.

Your choices are:
* Visiting a flower of

  • Eating
  • Parasitizing
  • Carrying
  • Attached to
  • Associated with

Although this project is primarily southern African and designed to be iSpot compatible, it is open to anyone. less ↑

Posted on October 13, 2017 13:06 by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 6 comments | Leave a comment