Issue 14397

choosing the best search options

Reporter: feedback bot
Assignee: kbraak
Type: Feedback
Summary: choosing the best search options
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2013-11-21 11:38:35.417
Updated: 2013-12-18 16:25:42.941
Resolved: 2013-12-18 16:25:42.907
Description: Hi, I'm a member of a small team of people at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, attempting to Red-List particular plant species. I seem to be getting different results when searching and would like to know the best way to search for my specific purposes. The data required are Herbarium Specimen records. Thanks very much. Alex

*Reporter*: Alex Roberts
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Created: 2013-11-21 11:54:52.568
Updated: 2013-11-21 11:54:52.568

The above requests searches all species names for plantae in the IUCN's red list checklist. I would recommend Alex match his species names for his specimen records against the names in this list. Unfortunately we don't have a way of matching a name list to a given checklist yet, although this is in future plans. [] do you agree that for now, the species search would best suit Alex's needs?

Created: 2013-11-21 12:03:16.915
Updated: 2013-11-21 12:03:16.915
That search at least gives you the IUCN plant species. I would also include other latin names like this:

But Im not sure if that is what he wants. Seems he wants to lookup certain, few names and then search for specimens only, not observations? Guess he needs to understand how to do a specimen occurrence search for a list of given names?

Maybe first do a nub lookup to get the key of all species (or batched by 50 or so) and then submit a specimen search with those nub keys?

Comment: Emailed the reporter Alex. He replied with this thanks. Closing issue.
Created: 2013-12-18 16:25:42.939
Updated: 2013-12-18 16:25:42.939