Fwd: FW: Biodiversity Information: we want to know what you think

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Subject: Fwd: FW: Biodiversity Information: we want to know what you think
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 20:06:21 +1100
This may be of interest if you haven't got it by othere avenues.


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Subject: Biodiversity Information: we want to know what you think


·          Do you identify plants or animals?  Do you need to know which species of fish you caught, what bird is that, the name of the plant you found, what insect pest is on your crop? 


·          Do you want to know the common name or scientific name?  Do you need to know which names have been changed?


·          Do you need to know what plants or animals are rare and threatened?  Or which ones are invasive?


·          Do you need to know about the geographic distribution of plants or animals.  Or which plants or animals exist in your local area?


·          Do you need to know about the habitat requirements of a plant or animal?


·          Do you need to find out which animals or plants are related to one another?



All these activities providing biodiversity information are delivered as taxonomy products.  Taxonomy provides the basis for identifying and monitoring biodiversity.


We want to know what you think about the taxonomy products you use.  What products do you find useful for your work?  What do you like most about the products you use; what improvements can you suggest?


This information will be made available to researchers so they can produce improved taxonomy products for you to use in the future.


You are invited to complete an on-line questionnaire on your experiences using taxonomy products.  It contains 19 questions and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  You may complete the questionnaire any time up to 29 October 2008.


Please click on the link to access the questionnaire:


If you are keen to contribute more of your ideas you can nominate to join a more in depth discussion on your needs and preferences. 


You can also nominate to participate in workshops with scientists to develop taxonomy products or workshops to evaluate taxonomy products from current research.


You don't need any formal qualifications to make a contribution, just experience with using biodiversity information and enthusiasm.


Please read the information sheet attached for more details on our activities.


If you decide not to take part, please send a reply to this email with the word "unsubscribe" in the message title.

Please feel free to share this invitation with people in your organisation and networks who use biodiversity information. 


Thankyou for considering this invitation.


You may have already received an invitation to participate in this project.  Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.



Helen Eddy-Costa

Knowledge Broker

Taxonomy Research & Innovation Network

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research

CSIRO Plant Industry | GPO Box 1600 CANBERRA  ACT  2601
Ph 02 6246 5115 | Fax 02 6246 5299 | Email:


This project is being undertaken by the Taxonomy Research & Information Network (TRIN) and is funded by the Commonwealth Environment and Research Facilities (CERF).

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