Bodenfalle

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

Bayer S., Höfer H. & Metzner H. (2020):
Revision of the genus Corythalia C. L. Koch, 1850 in Latin America, part 1: emphasis on the South American representatives (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae: Euophryini). Zootaxa. in press
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
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  PDF-Download of the publication
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. Hubert Höfer, Dipl.-Biol.

Dr. Hubert Höfer, Dipl.-Biol.
Phone: +49 721 175-2826
E-Mail: hubert.hoefer@smnk.de

Dr. Florian Raub

Dr. Florian Raub
Phone: +49 721 175-2820
E-Mail: florian.raub@smnk.de