- 1 Introducing myself
- 2 Upcoming Presentations, Workshops and edit-a-thons
- 3 Projects and edit-a-thons
- 4 Currently working on (October 2019)
- 5 Interesting projects
- 6 NZ Threat Classification List
- 7 Biographies
- 8 List of some of the Articles I've helped create.
- 9 Sandbox list for drafts
- 10 To do list including Possible Articles/Expansion Needed Articles etc
- 11 Potential articles via BHL related work
- 12 New Zealand Species Work
- 13 Links and reminders to self
- 14 Things to explore or learn more about
Upcoming Presentations, Workshops and edit-a-thons
- Biodiversity Next 2019. Symposium: How does Wikimedia Solve the Problems of Biodiversity Informatics? 22 October 2019. My presentation: Wikimedia Projects and Citizen Science.
- WikidataCon 2019. 25 - 26 October 2019. My presentation: #HerNaturalHistory
- Dowse Art + Feminism Editathon. 16 November 2019. See this as a great resource.
- National Digital Forum 2019.
- 2019 ASBS–NZPCN Joint Conference. 24 November 2019. Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Australasian endangered plant species.
Projects and edit-a-thons
- Wikipedia:GLAM/BHL/2018 Women Scientific Illustrators - My project to interlink and add women scientific illustrators and content sourced from the Biodiversity Heritage Library to various Wikimedia projects.
- Helped organise 2016 #NZspecies Te Papa Edit-a-thon
- Helped organise 2017 #WikiSciWomen NZ Women in Science workshop
- Helped gather resources for and remotely participated in Wikipedia:Meetup/Auckland/NZInsectCards #NZInsectCards
- Presented on Wikidata to Auckland Museum staff at a Wiki workshop Friday 23rd March 2018
- Presented at SPNHC + TDWG conference 2018 on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.
- Assisted with the 4 Wellington #EditforEquity edit-a-thons held in October 2018. I helped tutor attendees, contributed to spreadsheet of articles for addition or improvement in Wikipedia, added images to Wikicommons, created articles and interlinked content via Wikidata.
- Presented at Wikicite 2018.
- Assisting with the research and collation of resources for Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop Wednesday 13th March 2019
- Attending as many New Zealand Wikimedian at Large Wellington based events as I can to support organisers and new editors. (June 2018 - June 2019)
- Advanced Digitizations of Biodiversity Collections Summit 2019. 1 - 3 October 2019. My presentation: "Why Natural History collections should engage with Wikipedia, Wikicommons and Wikidata".
Currently working on (October 2019)
I'm still going through endemic moths of New Zealand creating or expanding articles as I go. This will be a work in progress for a while as there are approximately 1800 endemic moths in NZ. I've also been working on this project Wikipedia:GLAM/Illustrators of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. I'm uploading appropriately licensed images from various sources such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research Ltd to improve New Zealand species articles. I'm working on various articles about women especially #WomeninNatHist campaign women and also contribute to the #1Lib1Ref campaign.
Need to do English article on Aloe modesta. Talk to Andra about invasive species for New Zealand. See https://w.wiki/33b
- Wikipedia:GLAM/Smithsonian Institution/American Women's History Initiative (AWHI) Also see #BecauseHerStory
NZ Threat Classification List
I am gradually working through the New Zealand Department of Conservation Threat classification lists updating and creating articles on those New Zealand plants, animals and fungi who are listed as threatened, at risk or data deficient. I'm using these documents as a basis for this work. At some point I would also like to revamp the Wikipedia article outlining the New Zealand Threat Classification system as it appears significantly out of date. I've been reaching out to New Zealand GLAMs and other organisations to obtain photos of endangered or at risk fauna and flora.
Completed NZ Threat Classification work
- All moths in this list now have an expanded or new article.
I'm also attempting to create or add to any articles on notable scientists, collectors or illustrators I've come across in my volunteer work with the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Also using this resource for NZ botanists http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/collections/allan-herbarium/new-zealand-botanists
See this markup Infobox person/Wikidata
List of some of the Articles I've helped create.
Some of these articles are stubs created in anticipation of and to assist with various Wikipedia workshops, others have been created while working on NZ moth threat classification status. This is by no means a complete list as I got tired of adding articles to it!
- Charlotte Cortlandt Ellis
- Rose E. Collom
- Ellen Schulz Quillin
- List of New Zealand women botanists
- Audrey Eagle
- Ella Orr Campbell
- Wilmatte Porter Cockerell
- Mary Isabel McCracken
- Catharine Johnston (illustrator)
- Elsie Wilkins Sexton
- Emily Collins (botanist)
- Caroline Bingham
- Frank Edward Clarke (ichthyologist)
- Northland skink
- Te Kakahu skink
- Burgan skink
- Eyres skink
- Cryptic skink
- Nevis skink
- McCann's skink
- New Zealand spotted skink
- Common skink
- Brown skink
- Green skink
- Catapyrgus sororius
- Hadopyrgus ngataana
- Hadopyrgus rawhiti
- Opacuincola cervicesmadentes
- Opacuincola dulcinella
- Opacuincola eduardstraussi
- Potamopyrgus acus
- Potamopyrgus doci
- Joyce Allan
- Elinor Frances Vallentin
- DYK article 17 December 2015
- Alfred Thomas Elwes
- Didymus (genus)
- Celama parvitis
- Turbott's weevil
- Saprosites raoulensis
- Hyphalus wisei
- Lycopodiella diffusa
- Mary Davidson Gunn
- Blosyropus spinosus
- Scolopterus penicillatus
- Didymus metrosideri
- Margaret Roscoe
- Lepidium banksii
- Kikihia ochrina
- Buller's moth
- Carmichaelia petriei
- Cerius otagensis
- Acrothamnus colensoi
- Merlin Owen Pasco
- Macroinvertebrate Community Index
- Agrotis admirationis
- Meterana meyricci
- Asaphodes abrogata
- Adeixis griseata
- Aponotoreas anthracias
- Aponotoreas dissimilis
- Aponotoreas incompta
- Aponotoreas insignis
- Aponotoreas orphnaea
- Aponotoreas synclinalis
- Aponotoreas villosa
- Arctesthes catapyrrha
- Arctesthes siris
- Asaphodes adonis
- Asaphodes albalineata
- Asaphodes aphelias
- Asaphodes beata
- List of Cicadas of New Zealand
- Susan Fereday (botanical artist)
- Sarah Hoare
- Graphania averilla
- Tmetolophota toroneura
- Tmetolophota paraxysta
- Dipaustica epiastra
- George Howes (entomologist)
- Proteuxoa comma
- Physetica caerulea
- Persectania aversa
- Meterana praesignis
- Meterana pansicolor
- Austramathes purpurea
- Bityla defigurata
- Meterana octans
- Graphania agorastis
- Meterana ochthistis
- Xyridacma veronicae
- Helen Kirkland Dalrymple
- Hylaeus agilis
- Rhopalum perforator
- Sigara arguta
- Xanthorhoe bulbulata
- Culiseta novaezealandiae
- Austrosimulium ungulatum
- Nesameletus ornatus
- Chaetocoelopa littoralis
- Hemideina thoracica
- Weeleus acutus
- Saphobius inflatipes
- Carystoterpa fingens
- Winifred M. A. Brooke
- Asaphodes campbellensis
- Annie D. Betts
- Asaphodes cataphracta
- Asaphodes chlamydota
- Aletia cuneata
- Aletia dentata
- Aletia fibriata
- Xanthorhoe orophyla
- Austramathes fortis
Sandbox list for drafts
To do list including Possible Articles/Expansion Needed Articles etc
- Helen Sharp - illustrator and author of book in BHL w. lots of references available on her.
- Kristian Fauchald
- Luella Blanche Trask
- Harry Ardell Allard (1880-1963) was a botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), worked with Dr. W. W. Garner discovering photoperiodism, the ability of flowering plants to determine the time of the season to bloom and produce seed based on the amount of daily sunlight.
- Anton Krausse, entomologist see Smithsonian work and other museums plus bugs throughout Wikipedia.
- Margaret Mary Smith - Ichthyologist and artist
- Florence Beckwith - see this
- Elizabeth Emerson Atwater - see   and  and 
- Elizabeth Flint - New Zealand algae specialist see and this and this 
- Zdzisława Teresa Stebnicka - Polish entomologist, she worked on FNZ see vol 42 for start bio
New Zealand Species Work
- Critter of the Week work
- See this article on a B class genus as example to work from.
- Crosby codes ie New Zealand Area Codes for recording specimen localities definitely needs creation!
- LANDCARE TYPE SPECIMEN PHOTOS
A list of ongoing work needed :-
- Zearchaea clypeata 
- Trilepidea adamsii Extinct but image available via Georgina Burne Hetley, See also NZOR.
- Caedicia simplex Native to NZ. Needed as common species. No articles either in NaturewatchNZ nor in EOL.
- Mimopeus parvus Image from Auckland Museum now in Wikicommons.
- Poa cita - common endemic grass that SO needs an article. Supports lots of NZ endemic species & is a common plant used in gardens.
Great markup for insect body part terms See apex
Links and reminders to self
- Resource - see this for Wikipedian in Residence info.
- To create more sandbox's see Help:Sandbox tutorial
- Licensing markup for images out of copyright in NZ is PD-New Zealand without :
- Best practice for attribution for CC licensed works here
- Use this markup for empty sections Empty section markup without the :
- For open access journals/article links (esp BHL) use curly bracket x2 open access
- Hashtag tool
- Species synonym list template here
- See this for external image where no image exists in Wikicommons. Nice way of dealing with issue.
- See Huia as example of "how to" for range map.
- See Victor Adam to note text incorporated from public domain publications. eg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: New Zealand moths and butterflies (Macro-lepidoptera), by George Vernon Hudson (1898) See also Mount Peel for CC BY attribution quotes.
- See this for redirect for synonym of species
- See this article for genus/species stuff
- See this markup for redirect to correct species name (use without colon) R from alternative scientific name
- See this as a great resource for beginner editors.
- See plant host species link here
- Grant metrics - tools.wmflabs.org For Wikipedia editathons REALLY helpful.
- Infoboxes generated from wikidata see Template:Infobox person/Wikidata
- Statistics on the Gender gap in Wikipedia see this