October 17, 2019

Linking multiple observations to the same plant

It came to my attention that it is possible to paste multiple URLs into the linked observation field. Just separate them with spaces. This way, when you photograph lots of things visiting, say, a single goldenrod plant, you don't have to duplicate the goldenrod observation for each arthropod you want to pair with it.

Posted on October 17, 2019 12:41 by dsponsler dsponsler | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 26, 2019

Clarifying upload instructions

Here's a presentation I made about how to join the project and upload linked observations: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eJwbP0yq8MA0ksfaYjm0vAbbELUHFWpih2yZyAcyilU/edit?usp=sharing

Posted on September 26, 2019 20:32 by dsponsler dsponsler | 3 comments | Leave a comment

September 25, 2019

Let's take good plant photos!

Please try to take leaf and whole-plant photos in addition to flower photos -- it's important that our plants be identified with the same rigor as our arthropods.

Posted on September 25, 2019 18:05 by dsponsler dsponsler | 1 comments | Leave a comment

September 20, 2019

How to use this project

Observations added to this project must be linked in the observation fields such that photos of the arthropod visitor are paired with a photos of the visited flower, ideally using duplicates of the same photos. For example, if I photographed Bombus impatiens visiting Helianthus tuberosus, I would take the following steps:

1. Upload the photo(s)
2. Identify the observation as B. impatiens
3. Duplicate the observation
4. Identify the duplicate observation as H. tuberosus
5. In the Observation Fields section, add the "linked observation" field; paste in the URL of the H. tuberosus observation into the linked observation field of the B. impatiens observations, and paste the URL of the B. impatiens observation into that of the H. tuberosus observation.
6. Add each observation to our project, Arthropod-Flower Associations

If you have any difficulties with this workflow, or any questions or comments about the project, please feel free to contact me at sponslerdb@gmail.com. Thanks for your efforts!

Posted on September 20, 2019 11:47 by dsponsler dsponsler | 0 comments | Leave a comment