About this site
Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.
eMonocot will deliver ten major products
- 70,000 outline species pages (using the WCM): will include the currently accepted name, synonymy, original place(s) of publication, short references to geographical distribution and life form
- Illustrated interactive keys and taxon pages to the 77 families of monocots for biodiversity scientists. Also family pages: taxonomic description and nomenclature, images, information on diversity (number of genera and species) and geographical distribution. Links to literature, other information sources, APG website
- Genus level treatment of eight major monocot families containing over 75% of species. These treatments will have two main components, interactive keys to genera and web pages for each genus (~2,100 pages).Araceae (aroids): [CATE-Araceae]Arecaceae (palms): [Palmweb]Asparagaceae sl: [DE NOVO, Dracaenoids scratchpad species level]Cyperaceae (sedges): [DE NOVO]Dioscoreaceae (yams and relatives): [DE NOVO]Liliaceae: [DE NOVO] Orchidaceae: [DE NOVO (GO/ SOF)]Poaceae (grasses): [GrassBase]
- Comprehensive species pages will include: a) European monocots (~2000 species) linked to the British Ecological Society’s Ecological Flora project, PESI. b) “Sampled Red List Index” monocots (1500 species) linked to SRLI Scratchpad) Cypripedioideae (slipper orchids) (~130 species) (Monograph/SOF)
- To populate further pages by providing software tools to enable monocot scientists anywhere in the world to participate in eMonocot; to create social structures and working practices to facilitate and manage these global interactions.
- Monocot Scratchpads (no numerical target)
- Overall monocot consensus taxonomy (= Checklist?)
- Five workshops
- Test that the eMonocot software can be applied to animal groups as well as plants by ensuring compatibility and compliance with the Zoological Code of Nomenclature
- Develop a Web-based system of assessing the impact of taxonomic work (equivalent to citation indices in traditional science publishing).