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PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe

Yde de Jong 1 Juliana Kouwenberg 1 Louis Boumans 2 Charles Hussey 3 Roger Hyam 4 Nicola Nicolson 4 Paul Kirk 5 Alan Paton 6 Ellinor Michel 3 Michael Guiry 7 Phillip Boegh 8 Henrik Pedersen Henrik Enghoff Eckhard von Raab-Straube Anton Güntsch Marc Geoffroy Andreas Müller Andreas Kohlbecker Walter Berendsohn Ward Appeltans 9 Christos Arvanitidis 10 Bart Vanhoorne Joram Declerck Leen Vandepitte Francisco Hernández Róisín Nash Mark Costello David Ouvrard 3 Pascale Bezard-Falgas Thierry Bourgoin Florian Wetzel Falko Glöckler Günther Korb Caroline Ring Gregor Hagedorn Christoph Hauser Nihat Aktaç Ahmet Asan Adorian Ardelean Paul Borges Dhimiter Dhora Hasmik Khachatryan Michael Malicky Shaig Ibrahimov Alexander Tuzikov Aaike de Wever 11 Snejana Moncheva 12 Nikolaï Spassov 13 Karel Chobot Alexi Popov Igor Boršić Spyros Sfenthourakis Urmas Koljalg 14 Pertti Uotila Gargominy Olivier Jean-Claude Dauvin 15 David Tarkhnishvili Giorgi Chaladze Michael Tuerkay Anastasios Legakis László Peregovits Gudmundur Gudmundsson Erling Olafsson 16 Liam Lysaght Bella Galil 17 Francesco Raimondo Gianniantonio Domina Fabio Stoch 18 Alessandro Minelli 19 Voldermars Spungis Eduardas Budrys Sergej Olenin 20 Armand Turpel Tania Walisch Vladimir Krpach Marie Gambin Laurentia Ungureanu Gordan Karaman Roy Kleukers Elisabeth Stur 21 Kaare Aagaard Nils Valland Toril Moen Wieslaw Bogdanowicz 22 Piotr Tykarski Jan Węsławski Monika Kędra 23 Anton M. de Frias Martins António Abreu 24 Ricardo Silva Sergei Medvedev 25 Alexander Ryss Smiljka Šimić Karol Marhold 26 Eduard Stloukal Davorin Tome Marian Ramos Benito Valdés Francisco Pina Sven Kullander Anders Telenius Yves Gonseth Pascal Tschudin Oleksandra Sergeyeva Volodymyr Vladymyrov Volodymyr Rizun Chris Raper 27 Dan Lear Pavel Stoev Lyubomir Penev Ana Rubio Thierry Backeljau 28 Hannu Saarenmaa Sandrine Ulenberg
Abstract : 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, as well as high-quality and complete taxonomic data sets, but these are generally lacking for non-specialists. The solution is in dynamic, expertly curated web-based taxonomic tools. The Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI) worked to solve this key issue by providing a taxonomic e-infrastructure for Europe. It strengthened the relevant social (expertise) and information (standards, data and technical) capacities of five major community networks on taxonomic indexing in Europe, which is essential for proper biodiversity assessment and monitoring activities. The key objectives of PESI were: 1) standardisation in taxonomic reference systems, 2) enhancement of the quality and completeness of taxonomic data sets and 3) creation of integrated access to taxonomic information. This paper describes the results of PESI and its future prospects, including the involvement in major European biodiversity informatics initiatives and programs.
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Yde de Jong, Juliana Kouwenberg, Louis Boumans, Charles Hussey, Roger Hyam, et al.. PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe. Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2015, 3, pp.e5848. ⟨10.3897/BDJ.3.e5848⟩. ⟨hal-02060422⟩

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