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  • This service aims to split scientific names into their basic components and is optimized to work with taxonomic rank equal or lower than species, following Darwin Core standards.

  • This step of the ARMS IJI workflow does the following: - Input: the output from the previous step (running a taxon check on the input species names using the WoRMS taxon checker); - Input: geographical locations for the sample(s) that those species were found at; - Check: using the WRIMS taxon match webservice to check the known distribution of the species; - Output: information about whether the species are alien or native to the location they were found at. It represents the Step 8 of the ARMS Workflow within the Internal Joint Initiative.

  • A service that aims at verifying the species names (performing the taxonomy check) by using the input file SIA.csv. It represents the Step 1 of the Crustaceans Workflow within the Internal Joint Initiative.

  • This is a portal providing information at the species level: description, vernacular names, taxonomical rank, image galleries, literature, and DNA information. Currently, the Portal contains information for more than 151,000 species.

  • The Atlas of phytoplankton is a guide for the identification of marine and freshwater species. It includes pictures, synonyms, morphological, morphometric and ecological characteristics and geographical distribution of the taxa. It also provides formulas to calculate the biovolume and surface area based on linear dimensions according to the organism view (e.g., lateral, frontal, etc.).

  • This step of the ARMS IJI workflow does the following: - Input: the OTU tables from the previous step (running the omics pipeline), containing taxa (usually genus or species names) obtained from the databases used by the pipeline; - Check: using the WoRMS taxon match webservice to check for the WoRMS match to those taxa; - Output: the WoRMS match (yes or not) and, if matched, the scientific name and aphiaID. It represents the Step 7 of the ARMS Workflow within the Internal Joint Initiative.

  • The LifeWatch Italy national node has realised the Phytoplankton Virtual Research Environment (Phyto VRE) for supporting researchers to address basic and applied studies on phytoplankton ecology at a level of resolution going from individual cells to whole assemblages. The Phyto VRE enables researchers to: - produce harmonised data on taxonomy and morphological traits by using the Atlas of Phytoplankton, Atlas of Shapes and Phytoplankton Traits Thesaurus; - access, download, and select LifeWatch Italy datasets (published through the LifeWatch Italy Data Portal and distributed by the LifeWatch ERIC Metadata Catalogue) or upload their own datasets structured according to the Phyto template based on the LifeWatch Italy Data Schema in order to execute the services included in the VRE; - faciliatate the computation of morphological and demographic traits (such as hidden dimension, biovolume, surface area, surface-volume ratio, cell carbon content, etc.) and investigate their distribution patterns at different levels of data aggregation (i.e. spatial, temporal, taxonomic) by means of services, which automate a set of operations written in the R language.