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Details of Dr. Tony Rees   


Gender male
Job title Independent Researcher
Northern Rivers
New South Wales
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Website http://about.me/TonyRees
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Degree PhD
Job type Data Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities - Developer of "c-squares" spatial indexing and mapping
- Compiler / maintainer of taxonomic databases "IRMNG" (Interim Regist
er of Marine and Nonmarine Genera) and (formerly) "CAAB" (Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota)
- Developer of "Taxamatch" fuzzy matching algorithm for taxonomic names
- Developer of Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera ("IRMNG") taxonomic database for "all life"
- Past member of OBIS Technical and International Committees
- Past Manager of OBIS Australia Regional Node
Skills/Expertise Biodiversity informatics Research and Development
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Tony REES)

Rees, T. [2014] Taxamatch, an algorithm for near ('fuzzy') matching of scientific names in taxonomic databases. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 23;9(9):e107510. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107510.
Boyle, Brad; Hopkins, Nicole; Lu, Zhenyuan; Garay, Juan Antonio Raygoza; Mozzherin, Dmitry; Rees, Tony; Matasci, Naim; Narro, Martha L.; Piel, William H.; Mckay, Sheldon J.; Lowry, Sonya; Freeland, Chris; Peet, Robert K.; Enquist, Brian J. [2013] The taxonomic name resolution service: an online tool for automated standardization of plant names. BMC Bioinformatics, vol. 14: Article 16. 14 pp.
Butler, A.J.; Rees, T.; Beesley, P.; Bax, N.J. [2010] Marine biodiversity in the Australian region. PLoS One 5(8):e11831. 15 pp.
Ready, J.; Kaschner, K.; South, A. B.; Eastwood, P. D.; Rees, T.; Rius, J.; Agbayani, E.; Kullander, S.; Froese, R. [2010] Predicting the Distributions of Marine Organisms at the Global Scale. Ecological Modelling 221: 467-478.
Rees, T. and Zhang, Y. [2007] Evolving concepts in the architecture and functionality of OBIS the Ocean Biogeographic Information System. In: Proceedings of Ocean Biodiversity Informatics, an international conference on marine biodiversity data management., Hamburg, E. Vanden Berghe, W. Appeltans, M. J. Costello, and P. Pissierssens (IOC Workshop Report, 202) . Paris: UNESCO. p. 167-176.
Rees, T. [2003] C-squares, a new spatial indexing system and its applicability to the description of oceanographic datasets. Oceanography 16: 11-19.

Group(s): IODE
Created: 2012-05-04 Last Updated: 2016-07-02 by Tony REES