Biosemantic Errors

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Discussion of Biosemantic errors and their causes. This probably should be ontologized.

Habitat Errors

Examples:

  • A terrestrial species occurrence in the ocean
  • A tropical species occurrence in Canada

Causes:

  • reversal of lat/long
  • incorrect taxonomic determination

Geopolitical Errors

Examples:

  • A dataset level metadata asserts species is in U.S. but lat/long places its occurrences in Australia
  • An occurrence recorded in the U.S. is actually in Canada

Causes:

  • reversal of lat/long
  • insufficient accuracy of georeference

Species of Concern Errors

Examples:

  • An occurrence is deduced to be an invader where it is actually endemic