Chapman, Arthur David (1947 - )
Arthur Chapman is an Environmental Consultant working out of Ballan in Victoria. His has worked extensively on Data Quality and on several international projects for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Biodversity International and UNEP as well as on Data Quality and Species and Environmental Modelling in many countries. He spent one year in Brazil with the Reference Centre for Environmental Information and since 1999 has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for FAPESP/Biota, the Biodiversity funding organization in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previously, in the 1990's, he was the Scientific Coordinator of Biogeographic Information at ERIN and prior to that he worked for the Australian Biological Resources Study as a Botanist and Bibliographer. He has extensive experience in systematic botany and bibliography as well as GIS, species modelling and environmental data quality, serving on several International committees dealing with Botanical Nomenclature, Biodiversity Data Standards and Data Quality.
Arthur has published over 200 papers on a range of biological topics. His major publication is the four volume, Australian Plant Name Index which details bibliographic information on the more than 60,000 names that have been applied to Australian plants. This data is now maintained as a database by the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Some of his more important publication are detailed below.
Note that several of the data quality and georeferencing publications are also published in languages other than English, including Spanish, Korean, Chinese and French.
- "Proposals on valid publication and the report of the Special Committee on Valid Publication". Taxon 35: 756-779 (1986)
- "Proposals to expedite nomenclature". Taxon 35: 823 [with R.J. Hnatiuk] (1986)
- "Domin and Danes in Java and Australia 1909-1910". in P.S.Short (ed.) History of Systematic Botany in Austalasia Proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988 pp. 159-163 (1990)
- "Australian Plant Name Index A-C". Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 12. Canberra: AGPS. i-xxii, 1-898 (1991)
- "Australian Plant Name Index D-J". Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 13. Canberra: AGPS. i-xi, 899-1710 (1991)
- "Australian Plant Name Index K-P". Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 14. Canberra: AGPS. i-xi, 1711-2476 (1991)
- "Australian Plant Name Index Q-Z". Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 15. Canberra: AGPS. i-xi, 2477-3056 (1991)
- "Quality control and validation of point-sourced environmental resource data" pp.409-418 inLowell, K. and Jaton, A. (eds). Spatial Accuracy Assessment: Land Information Uncertainty in Natural Resources. Chelsea, Michigan: Ann Arbor Press. (1999)
- "Gathering Data - Creating Information". The importance of data accuracy and data-sharing" in L.Giddings (ed.) Memorias del Simposio. Manejo de Datos de Diversidad Biologica y de Conservacion pp. 13-18. Xalapa: Instituto de Ecologia (1993)
- "Linking Plant Species Information to Climate Modelling for Continental Biodiversity Inventory and Monitoring" in R.I.Miller (ed.) Mapping the Diversity of Nature London: Chapman and Hall [with J.R.Busby] (in press: 1994)
- "Principles of Data Quality". Report for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2005. 61pp. Copenhagen: GBIF. (2005) http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=1229
- "Principles and Methods of Data Cleaning". Report for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2005. 75pp. (2005) Copenhagen: GBIF. http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=1262
- "Uses of Primary Species-Occurrence Data". Report for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2005. 111pp. (2005) Copenhagen: GBIF. http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=1300
- "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing". BioGeomancer Consortium. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 90pp. (with Wieczorek. J. 2006). http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=1288.
- “Guide to Best Practices for Generalizing Sensitive Species-Occurrence Data”, version 1.0. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 27pp. (with. Grafton, O. 2008) http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=1233
- “Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World” 1st edn 61pp (2006); 2nd edn. 80 pp. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study (2006) http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/publications/other/species-numbers/2009/pubs/nlsaw-2nd-complete.pdf
- “Report of the Special Committee on Electronic Publication”. Taxon 59(6): 1853-1862.(with Turland, N.J. and Watson, M.F. 2010) http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2010/00000059/00000006/art00016].
Wildlife Photography, History of British migration to Australia in the 19th Century; History of Australian Botany - including the development and maintenance of a large database of Australian plant collectors; cricket as an International scorer.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman (includes over 10,000 biodiversity-related images)
Currently lives in Ballan, Victoria.
For professional purposes, he is trading as:
Australian Biodiversity Information Services
Arthur D. Chapman
(Australian Biodiversity Information Services)
PO Box 35
Ballan Vic 3342
Mobile: International: +61 400 400 326
Australia: 0400 400 326
Email as of July 2014: < biodiv_2achapman.org > [do not cut & paste!]
Source: Pers Com 2004, 2007, 2014