Semantic enrichment and mobilization of data in distributed repositories for taxonomy and ecology

Solving a Gordian knot in the taxonomy of neotropical jumping spiders and trait-based ecological habitat assessment with spider assemblages

Project partners: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, IT-Center of Staatliche Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB IT), Institute for Environmental Research (UBC) at RWTH Aachen.

Available digital information on spiders (Araneae) in Germany was integrated, enriched, standardized and analysed. A taxonomic package delivers a description scheme for salticid spiders to be integrated in the virtual research environment Diversity Workbench and a workflow to interactive identification keys and taxonomic publications. Ecological data from distributed sources were compiled, enriched in a standardized way and analysed exemplary. Semantic lists and analytical tools were designed and integrated in Diversity Workbench and moblized through the portal ARAMOB of the German Arachnologische Gesellschaft.

The project was funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).

Selected Publications

Bach A., Raub F., Höfer H., Ottermanns R. & Roß-Nickoll M. (2024):
ARAapp: Filling gaps in the ecological knowledge of spiders using an automated and dynamic approach to analyze systematically collected community data. Database DOI: 10.1093/database/baae004: 1-7  
Bach A., Roß-Nickoll M., Holstein J., Ottermanns R., Raub F., Triebel D., Weiss M., Wendt I. & Höfer H. (2023):
Improved access to arachnological data for ecological research through the ARAMOB data repository, supported by Diversity Workbench and NFDI data pipelines. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 66: 79-85  
Raub F., Bach A., Bauer T. & Höfer H. (2023):
Editorial. Data paper publication in Arachnologische Mitteilungen – Goals, review criteria, editorial procedures, format, data management and mobilization. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 66: iii-iv  
Bayer S., Höfer H. & Metzner, H. (2020):
Revision of the genus Corythalia C.L. Koch, 1850, part 1: Diagnosis and new species from South America (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae: Euophryini). Zootaxa 4806: 1-144
Raub F., Stierhof T., Höfer H., Hampp C. (2020):
Von Karteikarten zu integrierten Informationssystemen: Digitales Datenmanagement am Staatlichen Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe. Museumskunde 84 (2019) Online-Erweiterung: 1-11  
Penell A., Raub F. & Höfer H. (2018):
Estimating biomass from body size of European spiders based on regression models. Journal of Arachnology 46(3): 413-419  
Triebel D., Reichert W., Bosert S., Feulner M., Osieko Okach D., Slimani A. & Rambold G. (2018):
A generic workflow for effective sampling of environmental vouchers with UUID assignment and image processing. Database 2018 (Article ID bax096): 1-10

Dr. Florian Raub

Dr. Florian Raub
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