Macklin, James A., Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Botany and Biodiversity Informatics


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-7553
Fax: 613-759-1599
Email: james.macklin@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • biodiversity informatics
  • plant taxonomy with focus on the family Rosaceae (esp. Crataegus, Hawthorns; Rubus, Blackberries and Raspberries)
  • botanical collection management
  • digitization of natural science collections
  • associate curator of the National Collection of Vascular Plants (DAO) herbarium

Current Projects:

Affiliations:

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

  • Deans, A.R., Balhoff, J.P., Macklin, J.A., Sharkey, M.J., and others (2015). "Finding Our Way through Phenotypes.", PLoS Biology, 13(1), pp. 1-9. doi : 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002033

2013

  • Morris, R.A., Dou, L., Hanken, J., Kelly, M., Lowery, D.B., Ludaescher, B., Macklin, J.A., and Morris, P.J. (2013). "Semantic annotation of mutable data.", PLoS ONE, 8(11: Article number e76093). doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0076093
  • Tschöpe, O., Macklin, J.A., Morris, R.A., Suhrbier, L., and Berendsohn, W.G. (2013). "Annotating biodiversity data via the Internet.", Taxon, 62(6), pp. 1248-1258. doi : 10.12705/626.4

2012

  • Alice, L., Macklin, J.A., Moore, G., and Goldman, D. (2012). "Rubus.", in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (eds.) - Flora of North America: North of Mexico. Vol. 9. Magnoliophyta: Picramniaceae to Rosaceae, Oxford University Press, UK.

2011

  • Macklin, J.A. and Phipps, J.B. (2011). "Crataegus coccinea var. fulleriana (Sargent) J.A. Macklin & J.B. Phipps, comb. et stat. nov.", Phytoneuron, 2011-29, pp. 1-1.
  • Morris, P.J., Macklin, J.A., Croft, J., Nicolson, N., and Whitbread, G. (2011). "Letter of concern regarding props. (117-119) to amend the ICBN to require pre-publication deposit of nomenclatural information.", Mycotaxon, 116, pp. 513-517. doi : 10.5248/116.513

2010

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Bouchard, P., Bilodeau, G.J., Abbott, C.L., Foottit, R.G., Rott, M., Lewis, C.T., Macklin, J.A., Neuspiel, M., Esber, P., Sharpe, A.G., Lévesque, A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "Development of novel genomics tools for the rapid detection of quarantine and invasive species in Canada: A new inter-departmental approach to address a complex problem.", Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS14), Montreal, Canada, August 21-22, 2014, Invited poster presentation. (Poster)
  • Côté, M.J., Leduc, L., Kerr, D., Dollard, C., Blain, A., Catling, P.M., Mitrow, G., Martin, S.L., Smith, T.W., and Macklin, J.A. (2014). "Barcoding of Quarantine and invasive species in Canada: Invasive Plants.", Weeds Across Boarders, Ottawa, Canada, October 2014. (Abstract)
  • Macklin, J.A., Lewis, C.T., and others (2014). "Standards-based management of specimen-derived DNA sequences.", TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE,, Jonkoping, Sweden.
  • Mitrow, G., Catling, P.M., Cayouette, J., Macklin, J.A., Smith, T.W., and Ward, A. (2014). "Preventing humidity and direct water damage in a dried plant collection (DAO).", The Society for Preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC), June 2014. (Poster)
  • Mitrow, G., Catling, P.M., Cayouette, J., Macklin, J.A., Smith, T.W., and Ward, A. (2014). Annual Report of the AAFC National Collection of Vascular Plants (DAO Herbarium) and National Vascular Plant Identification Service (January – December 2013). Completed in May 2014. (Report)

2013

  • Côté, M.J., Leduc, L., Kerr, D., Dollard, C., Catling, P.M., Mitrow, G., Martin, S.L., Smith, T.W., and Macklin, J.A. (2013). "Barcoding of Quarantine and Invasive Species in Canada: Invasive Plants. Co-operation project between the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – CFIA and AAFC (GRDI - Genomics Research and Development).", Plant Genome Evolution Meeting 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 8-10, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Catling, P.M., Mitrow, G., Small, E., Macklin, J.A., and Cayouette, J. (2013). "Examples of the value of The AAFC National Collection of Vascular Plants.", Bulletin technique soumis à la Direction du CRECO, 2013(Avril), pp. 9p.
  • Mitrow, G., Catling, P.M., Cayouette, J., Macklin, J.A., and Ward, A. (2013). Annual Report – Vascular Plant Herbarium. (Report)

2011

  • Dou, L., Hanken, J., Ludaescher, B., Macklin, J.A., McPhillips, T.M., Morris, P.J., Morris, R.A., Wang, Z., and Koehler, S. (2011). "Automating Data Curation with Kepler Workflows.", 7th International Digital Curation Conference, Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK, December 5-7, 2011. (Poster)
  • Dou, L., Hanken, J., Ludaescher, B., Macklin, J.A., McPhillips, T.M., Morris, P.J., Morris, R.A., and Wang, Z. (2011). "Building specimen-data curation pipelines using Kepler workflow technology in a Filtered Push network.", 4th Joint Meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections and the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA), San Francisco, CA, USA, May 23-28, 2011, pp. 46.
  • Macklin, J.A. (2011). "Annotations: No longer just a slip of paper...", Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference 2011, Astor Crown Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, LA, USA, October 16-21, 2011.
  • Macklin, J.A., Cui, H., Morris, P.J., and Morris, R.A. (2011). "Floras in the 21st Century: The Flora of North America Saga.", XVIII International Botanical Congress, Melbourne Congress & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, July 23-30, 2011, pp. 337. (Poster)
  • Macklin, J.A., Desmet, P., and Sweeney, P. (2011). "Apple Core: Darwin Core guidelines for herbaria.", Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference 2011, Astor Crown Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, LA, USA, October 16-21, 2011.
  • Nicolson, N., Paton, A., Macklin, J.A., Morris, P.J., Whitbread, G., and Gandhi, K. (2011). "Advancing the International Plant Names Index (IPNI).", XVIII International Botanical Congress, Melbourne Congress & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, July 23-30, 2011, pp. 333. (Poster)

2010

  • Macklin, J.A., Morris, P.J., Iloabachie, C., Kelly, M., Lowery, D.B., Morris, R.A., Tremonte, D., and Wang, Z. (2010). "Herbarium Networks Part IV: Demonstration of a prototype web interface for a ‘Filtered Push’ network to enable discovery, filtering, and annotation of botanical and other natural history specimen data.", 25th Annual Meeting, Joint Conference SPNHC & CBA-ABC: Biodiversity 1020 and beyond, Science and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 31-June 5, 2010, pp. 83-84. (Abstract)

2009

  • Cui, H., Macklin, J.A., Yu, C., and Pratim Sanyal, P. (2009). "Fine-Grained Semantic Markup of Descriptive Data for Knowledge Applications in Biodiversity Domains.", Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference 2009, CORUM Conference Center, Montpellier, France, November 9-13, 2009.
  • Macklin, J.A., Morris, P.J., Morris, R.A., Wang, Z., and Kelly, M. (2009). "Herbarium Networks Part III: A prototype for exchange of botanical specimen data to reduce duplicative effort and improve quality using a ‘filtered push’.", Botany & Mycology 2009, Snowbird, UT, USA, July 25-29, 2009, Abstract 795. (Abstract)
  • Macklin, J.A., Morris, P.J., Morris, R.A., Wang, Z., and Kelly, M. (2009). "Herbarium Networks Part III: A prototype for exchange of botanical specimen data to reduce duplicative effort and improve quality using a 'filtered push'.", 24th Annual Meeting of SPNHC (SPNHC 2009) - Bridging Continents, New Initiatives and Perspectives in Natural History Collections, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 6-11, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Morris, P.J., Kelly, M., Lowery, D.B., Macklin, J.A., Morris, R.A., Tremonte, D., and Wang, Z. (2009). "Filtered Push: Annotating Distributed Data for Quality Control and Fitness for Use Analysis.", 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 14-18, 2009, EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 90(52) Abstract IN34B-08.
  • Morris, P.J., Kelly, M., Macklin, J.A., Morris, R.A., and Wang, Z. (2009). "Remote Annotations: Keeping natural history collections vital in an age of digital dissemination.", 24th Annual Meeting of SPNHC (SPNHC 2009) - Bridging Continents, New Initiatives and Perspectives in Natural History Collections, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 6-11, 2009, Poster 20, pp. 99. (Poster)
  • Morris, P.J., Macklin, J.A., Kelly, M., Morris, R.A., and Wang, Z. (2009). "Using Distributed Annotations for Continuous Quality Control of Biodiversity Data.", Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference 2009, CORUM Conference Center, Montpellier, France, November 9-13, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Wang, Z., Dong, H., Kelly, M., Macklin, J.A., Morris, P.J., and Morris, R.A. (2009). "Filtered-Push: A Map-Reduce Platform for Collaborative Taxonomic Data Management.", 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2009), Los Angeles, CA, USA, March 31-April 2, 2009, Vol. 3, pp. 731-735.
  • Wang, Z., Kelly, M., Lowery, D.B., Macklin, J.A., Morris, P.J., Morris, R.A., and Tremonte, D. (2009). "Capabilities and interfaces of a prototype Filtered Push network.", Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference 2009, CORUM Conference Center, Montpellier, France, November 9-13, 2009. (Abstract)
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