Recent changes to the functionality of the sites as well as to traits and definitions are documented below.

2014-09-24: Changes in URIs

To be consistent with EOL's ontology terms and because some of the ontology terms we have used so far do not resolve anymore, the following URIs were changed in the polytraits database:

Term Old URI New URI
Fertilization type http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Fertilization http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FER
Life span http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Longest_wild_lifespan http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0000050
Metamorphosis type http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Metamorphosis http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0007552
Mobility of adult http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Locomotion http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0040011
Parental care/ Brood protection http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Parental_investment http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0060746
Habitat type http://eol.org/schema/terms/Habitat http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
Omnivore [Feeding type] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FEED_O
Scavenger [Feeding type] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Scavenger http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FEED_S
Herbivore [Feeding type] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Herbivore http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D060434
Fish [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Fish http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_FISH
Echinoderms [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Echinoderms http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_ECHI
Cnidarians [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Cnidarians http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_CNID
Algae [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Algae http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_ALG
Crustaceans [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Aquatic_crustaceans http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_CRUS
Mollusks [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Molluscs http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_MOLL
Detritus [Typically feeds on] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Detritus http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_OM
Habitat-building [Ecosystem engineering] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Creates_habitat http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/TF_HAB
Iteroparous [Reproduction strategy of the individual] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Iteroparous http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/STRAT_ITER
Semelparous [Reproduction strategy of the individual] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Semelparous http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/STRAT_SEM
Oviparous [Developmental mechanism] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Oviparous http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D052287
Viviparous [Developmental mechanism] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Viviparous http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D052286
Continuous or semi-continuous [Spawning frequency of the population] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Year-round_breeding http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FREQ_CONT
Annually / seasonally [Spawning frequency of the population] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Seasonal_breeding http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FREQ_ANNU
Internal [Fertilization type] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Internal_fertilization http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FER_INT
external (broadcast spawner) [Fertilization type] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Broadcast__group__spawning http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/FER_EXT
Gonochoristic [Mode of reproduction] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Gonochoric http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000048
Simultaneous hermaphrodite [Mode of reproduction] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Simultaneous_hermaphrodite http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000046
Sequential hermaphrodite [Mode of reproduction] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sequential_hermaphrodite http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000045
Asexual reproduction [Mode of reproduction] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Asexual http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
Benthic [Larval mode of development] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Benthic http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/LM_B
No [Parental care/ Brood protection] http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#No_parental_involvement http://polytraits.lifewatchgreece.eu/terms/BP_NO


2014-09-23: Trait name change

The trait "Metamorphosis amount" has been renamed to "Metamorphosis type".

2014-06-16: New trait

The trait "Environmental Position" has been added to the database. Information for species will gradually be added.