Clean your taxonomy data with the taxonomyCleanr R package

Colin Smith (Environmental Data Initiative, University of Wisconsin-Madison) presented an overview of the taxonomyCleanr R package on January 16, 2018 at 2 pm EST.

A recording of the presentation is available on YouTube.

Taxonomic data can be messy and challenging to work with. Incorrect spelling, the use of common names, unaccepted names, and synonyms, contribute to ambiguity in what a taxon actually is. The taxonomyCleanr R package helps you resolve taxonomic data to a taxonomic authority, get accepted names and taxonomic serial numbers, as well as create metadata for your taxa in the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) format.