Joel Cracraft American Museum of Natural History Chair, Division of Vertebrate Zoology

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Joel Cracraft American Museum of Natural History Chair, Division of Vertebrate Zoology Curator-in-Charge, Department of Ornithology Academic affiliations: RGGS (AMNH), Columbia University (EEEB), CUNY (Graduate Program). Research interests Avian phylogenetics Biogeography - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Joel Cracraft

    American Museum of Natural HistoryChair, Division of Vertebrate ZoologyCurator-in-Charge, Department of OrnithologyAcademic affiliations: RGGS (AMNH), Columbia University (EEEB), CUNY (Graduate Program)

  • Research interests

    Avian phylogenetics Biogeography Speciation analysis DiversificationOntology interests (the what's out there? kind) Species Homology

  • 1. An ontology consumer As a contributor (taxa, species)2. Must have ontology/ontologies straight to do science and communicate3. Tools: not a lot formally (character databases)4. Roadblocks: ontology itself (few take it seriously, i.e., species), complexiy of phenotype (& homology) 6. Collaborators: avian morphological community5. Vision: people adopt phylospecies (for Brent) We have an ontology table for phenotypic characters across birdsPaula's questions