Topic: iNaturalist Species Names
Can I ask a question ref iNaturalist records coming over to iRecord and thence the NBN database please ?
As I understand things records entered into iNaturalist with photographs and which are validated to 'Research Grade' will in future be passed to iRecord to be validated by British data verifiers and once verified will be entered into the NBN database for usage. However, there does appear to be an issue with species names in that the iNaturalist names database covers species from all over the world and as a consequence covers species currently not in the UKSI but which can be found in 'artificial' situations such as public parks (many tree and other plant species were planted in such parks, some as far back as 100 years ago and some much more recently).
Merseyside, as a part of the Year of the Environment, has been running a recording project this year covering public greenspaces (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/20 … -challenge) which includes public parks and hence many records for such 'foreign' trees and bushes have been entered into iNaturalist.
When these records are passed to iRecord will these 'new' species be added to the UKSI and thence to iRecord and Recorder or will these records be dropped/deleted from the system (or perhaps not even accepted into the system in the first place) ??
Many thanks for any clarification you can provide.