RCN Meeting, February 21-23, 2014


Meeting report

Agenda [pdf]

Twitter feed: #PhenoRCN14


Introduction (Paula Mabee) [pdf]

Plant environmental condition ontology (EO) (Pankaj Jaiswal) [pptx]

Experimental factor ontology (Terry Meehan) [pptx]

E. coli (Jim Hu) [pptx]

Environment and the EOL (Katja Schultz) [pdf]

Biomedical use cases (Melissa Haendel) [pptx]

Scratchpads for community involvement for natural history collections (Dimitris Koureas) [pptx]

Natural history collections (Rutger Vos) [pptx]

Marine sampling (Pier Luigi Buttigieg) [ppt]

Habitat ontologies assumed by taxonomic treatments (Joel Sachs) [pdf]


The Fourth Annual Summit of the Phenotype Ontology Research Coordination Network, which focused on ‘Environment and Phenotype’, was held at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere2 about 40 miles north of Tucson, AZ, from February 21-23, 2014 (Friday through Sunday noon). The overall goal of the RCN’s Fourth Annual Summit was to introduce scientists from different research backgrounds and establish communication among them. By popular demand, the theme for this meeting was representing environment in relation to phenotype using ontologies. Our goals and activities focused on 1) the status of environment ontologies: How many, how to improve; Do we need a single environmental ontology? 2) Who is using these ontologies now? What are the use cases? 3) How to include environment in annotations of phenotypes? and 4) How to represent population-level phenotypes with ontologies?