Plant Database forum: Proposal to add new a check box to the databox - IUCN status

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Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Apr 7, 2014 4:10 PM CST

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Would it be possible to include a check box that would allow entry to show where a species falls on the IUCN lists?

The options that would need to be included are:

Extinct (EX)
Extinct in the Wild (EW)
Critically Endangered (CR)
Endangered (EN)
Vulnerable (VU)
Near Threatened (NT)
Least Concern (LC)
Data Deficient (DD)
Not Evaluated (NE)

Thanks for considering this.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 7, 2014 4:14 PM CST

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That sounds like a useful addition.

Does there exist anywhere a spreadsheet of plants on this list? If so, I might be able to automatically check off some or all of them.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Apr 7, 2014 6:18 PM CST

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I can not, for the life of me, find an easy to look through list, never mind a spreadsheet....

http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 7, 2014 6:43 PM CST

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If you click on the tabs (LC, NT, VU, EN, CR, EW, EX) below the search box, you'll get a list of all organisms in the respective categories. They aren't sorted by Kingdom, just listed out alphabetically by genus.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/search

Can you run your robot against those lists, Dave, looking for matching entries in the Plant Database?
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Apr 7, 2014 6:49 PM CST

Plants Admin

Saw those lists...did not occur to me that perhaps a bot could be programmed to run through it that way. Great thought Kent! Hope it'll be doable.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 8, 2014 7:56 AM CST

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robertduval14 said:The options that would need to be included are:

Extinct (EX)
Extinct in the Wild (EW)
Critically Endangered (CR)
Endangered (EN)
Vulnerable (VU)
Near Threatened (NT)
Least Concern (LC)
Data Deficient (DD)
Not Evaluated (NE)


I'm thinking we can leave out at least the bottom two. Why include them at all if they were either not evaluated or they don't yet have enough data?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 8, 2014 9:27 AM CST

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The robot had no trouble at all on this and the work is complete!

4,316 of the plants in the IUCN list didn't exist on ATP and therefore were created. If the admins want me to back that part out, I can easily remove all those newly created plants. Let me know.

18,293 total plants were found in the IUCN list. The breakdown of their status is as follows:

5,102 VU
4,401 LC
3,006 EN
1,957 CR
1,402 DD
856 NT
90 EX
29 EW

Some of the plants in the list had a non-standard designation and therefore were ignored.

These have all been inserted and the appropriate checkboxes checked off. You can see them through the Search by Characteristics page. http://garden.org/plants/search/advanced.php
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 8, 2014 9:38 AM CST

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One final update: I enhanced the Plant View Page to add a nice graphic for the conservation status of plants if one of the options had been selected. You can see an example on the right on this page: Amburana cearensis

Look above the thumbnail image.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 8, 2014 11:12 AM CST

Plants Admin

This is great!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Apr 8, 2014 12:48 PM CST

Plants Admin

Wow. VERY nice work Dave. I never thought such a small suggestion would results in such a nice addition to the site! Thank you very much.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 8, 2014 1:07 PM CST

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Thanks Rob, I'm glad you like it, and I'm especially glad that you suggested it. Great idea! Thumbs up
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 8, 2014 11:23 PM CST

Plants Admin

Watch for misspelled duplicates. One of the new ones added was Dalea humifosa. It should be D. humifusa, which was already in the database.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 9, 2014 1:04 AM CST

Plants Admin

Never mind. Unnecessary post.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 9, 2014 8:10 AM CST

Plants Admin

Great feature and display.
Evan
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 9, 2014 9:11 AM CST
Love this new feature! Thumbs up
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