Humboldt Extension for Ecological Inventories

The Humboldt Extension for Ecological Inventories is a vocabulary for transmitting information about biodiversity surveys with hierarchical structure. It is used along with Darwin Core terms to extend descriptions of Events.

The Humboldt Extension for Ecological Inventories is a standard vocabulary maintained by the Darwin Core Maintenance Group. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about ecological inventories by providing identifiers, labels, definitions, usage comments and examples.

The official documents for this extension to Darwin Core include the list of terms, a list of controlled vocabulary terms for the property eco:taxonCompletenessReported, and two guides that explain how the extension must be used (isLeastSpecificTargetCategoryQuantityInclusive and hierarchical events guidelines). The Quick reference guide and Usage guide are not officially part of the addition to Darwin Core, but may provide a less technical point of entry to understanding the extension.

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