Registered Extensions

The following extensions are registered with GBIF - either for production or development purposes.
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Stable Releases

The extensions listed as stable releases are immutable and taken from the GBIF live registry. Any changes needed will result in a new version with a new row type and namespace, leaving the existing one as it was.

Support for DNA Amplifications as an extension for Material Sample core sample data in Darwin Core. Intended to be a one to many relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Amplification_Vocabulary
Properties34
NameAmplification
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/Amplification
Keywords
Support for DNA Cloning as an extension for Material Sample core sample data in Darwin Core. Intended to be a one to many relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_DNA_Cloning_Vocabulary
Properties16
NameAmplification
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/Cloning
Keywords
Support for gel image properties as an extension to an Material Sample core. Intended to be a one to many relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Gel_Image_Vocabulary
Properties12
NameGelImage
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/GelImage
Keywords
Support for loan properties (e.g. specimens, tissues, DNA, RNA) as an extension to a Material Sample core. Intended to be a one to one relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Loan_Vocabulary
Properties8
NameLoan
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/Loan
Keywords
Support for material sample properties (e.g. tissues, DNA, RNA) as an extension to a Material Sample core. Intended to be a one to one relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Material_Sample_Vocabulary
Properties22
NameMaterialSample
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/MaterialSample
Keywords
Support for all kinds of permits as an extension for Material Sample core sample data in Darwin Core. Intended to be a one to many relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Permit_Vocabulary
Properties5
NamePermit
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/Permit
Keywords
Support for preparation properties as an extension to an Material Sample core. Intended to be a one to many relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Preparation_Vocabulary
Properties6
NamePreparation
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/Preparation
Keywords
Support for all kinds of preservations as an extension for Material Sample core sample data in Darwin Core. Intended to be a one to many relation to the Material Sample core.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/GGBN_Preservation_Vocabulary
Properties4
NamePreservation
Namespacehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/
RowTypehttp://data.ggbn.org/schemas/ggbn/terms/Preservation
Keywords
This extension draws from Audubon Core, Dublin Core and others to gather information about text and multimedia. It was designed to contain all the metadata that is required to be indexed by the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), but this extension is hopefully general enough to be useful to all text and media providers and consumers.
See also http://eol.org/info/cp_archives
Properties31
NameEOLMediaExtension
Namespacehttp://www.eol.org/schema/transfer#
RowTypehttp://eol.org/schema/media/Document
Keywords
This extension draws from BIBO (http://bibliontology.com/), Dublin Core and others to gather information about citations and bibliographic references.
See also http://eol.org/info/cp_archives
Properties18
NameEOLReferencesExtension
Namespacehttp://www.eol.org/schema/transfer#
RowTypehttp://eol.org/schema/reference/Reference
Keywords
The Germplasm Vocabulary provides a set of terms (supplementing the Darwin Core terms) for describing genebank accessions. These terms are maintained by the thematic community of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA). Most of these terms are imported from the Multi-Crop Passport Descriptor List (MCPD) maintained by Bioversity International and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Some terms were also developed by the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR).
See also http://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm
Properties37
NameGermplasmAccession
Namespacehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#
RowTypehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#GermplasmAccession
Keywords
Trait measurements or the so-called Characterization and Evaluation (C and E) data for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA). The germplasm vocabulary term g.germplasmID is a persistent identifier for the germplasm material (genebank accession, specimen, cultivar, etc that was the subject of the measurement experiment. NB! please report stable and resolvable persistent identifiers for g.germplasmID term when linking the trait measurement score to a germplasm occurrence described in an external Darwin Core archive. When linking to trait measurement descriptors and measurement trials described extenally to the Darwin Core archive, please include stable and resolvable persistent identifiers for g.measurementTraitID and g.measurementTrialID - resolving to information on each entity.
See also http://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm
Properties18
NameMeasurementScore
Namespacehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#
RowTypehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#MeasurementScore
Keywords
Trait descriptors describing methods and protocols followed when making trait measurements or the so-called Characterization and Evaluation (C and E) data for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA).
See also http://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm
Properties9
NameMeasurementTrait
Namespacehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#
RowTypehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#MeasurementTrait
Keywords
Measurement trial (field or greenhouse) to collect trait measurements or so-called Characterization and Evaluation (C and E) data for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA).
See also http://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm
Properties10
NameMeasurementTrial
Namespacehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#
RowTypehttp://purl.org/germplasm/germplasmTerm#MeasurementTrial
Keywords
DwC Taxon extension to exchange simple text/paragraph based taxon descriptions. Not suitable for structured descriptions and keys, but useful for creating species pages.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/description.xml
Properties11
NameDescription
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:Description
Keywordsdwc:Taxon checklist
Geographic distribution of a taxon
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/distribution.xml
Properties14
NameDistribution
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:Distribution
Keywordsdwc:Taxon

See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/identifier.xml
Properties5
NameIdentifier
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:Identifier
Keywords
This extension has been DEPRECATED! Please use the newer Multimedia extension instead: http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/multimedia.xml
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/images.xml
Properties16
NameImage
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:Image
Keywordsdwc:Taxon dwc:Occurrence
Simple extension for exchanging metadata about multimedia resources, in particular links to image, video and audio files.
See also http://web.archive.org/web/20080225232621/http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/about/projects/digitalmedia/images/resources/metadata-schemas.html
Properties15
NameMultimedia
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:Multimedia
Keywords
Bibliography, i.e. list of literature references. For example a taxon or occurrence/specimen.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/references.xml
Properties13
NameReference
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:Reference
Keywords
Support for vegetation plot survey (relevé) measurements ancillary to those reported using Event core with Occurrence extension. Note all coverage measurements are in percentage.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/releve_2016-05-10.xml
Properties20
NameReleve
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/Releve
Keywordsdwc:Event
A basic species profile with characteristics in addition to textural description which are covered by the description extension.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/speciesprofile.xml
Properties14
NameSpeciesProfile
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:SpeciesProfile
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
An extension for specimens and types, including type specimens, type species and type genera and simple specimens unrelated to types.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/typesandspecimen.xml
Properties19
NameTypesAndSpecimen
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:TypesAndSpecimen
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
Extension to core taxa that lists vernacular names for a scientific taxon
See also http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/vernacularname.xml
Properties14
NameVernacularName
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypegbif:VernacularName
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
Support for generic measurements or facts, extended version linking to occurrences. This extension (eMoF) was developed to be used in combination with the Event Core, but is also compatible with other cores. When used with Event Core it allows to create an additional link between the eMoF and the occurrence extension. The eMoF can store measurements or facts related to a biological occurrence, environmental measurements or facts and sampling method attributes. This extension also provides the option to provide identifiers to reference a vocabulary for the measurementType, measurementValue and measurementUnit fields.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measureindex
Properties13
NameExtendedMeasurementOrFact
Namespacehttp://rs.iobis.org/obis/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.iobis.org/obis/terms/ExtendedMeasurementOrFact
Keywords
WARNING! THIS DRAFT GERMPLASM EXTENSION HAS BEEN DEPRECATED. SEE: http://rs.gbif.org/extension/germplasm/ FOR THE CURRENT GERMPLASM EXTENSIONS.
See also http://rs.nordgen.org/dwc/
Properties50
NameGermplasmSample
Namespacehttp://rs.nordgen.org/dwc/germplasm/0.1/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.nordgen.org/dwc/germplasm/0.1/terms/GermplasmSample
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence
The Audubon Core is a set of vocabularies designed to represent metadata for biodiversity multimedia resources and collections. These vocabularies aim to represent information that will help to determine whether a particular resource or collection will be fit for some particular biodiversity science application before acquiring the media. Among others, the vocabularies address such concerns as the management of the media and collections, descriptions of their content, their taxonomic, geographic, and temporal coverage, and the appropriate ways to retrieve, attribute and reproduce them.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/Audubon_Core_Term_List
Properties96
NameMultimedia
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/ac/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.tdwg.org/ac/terms/Multimedia
Keywords
The category of information pertaining to a sampling event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#Event
Properties95
NameEvent
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:Event
Keywords
Support for multiple identification/determinations of species occurrences such as specimens. All identifications including the current one should be listed, while the current should also be repeated in the occurrence core for simple access.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#Identification
Properties38
NameIdentification
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:Identification
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MaterialSample
Support for generic measurements or facts as defined in Darwin Core.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measureindex
Properties9
NameMeasurementOrFact
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:MeasurementOrFact
Keywords
The category of information pertaining to evidence of an occurrence in nature, in a collection, or in a dataset (specimen, observation, etc.). Updated 2 Apr 2014 with materialSampleID.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#Occurrence
Properties162
NameOccurrence
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:Occurrence
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
The category of information pertaining to evidence of an occurrence in nature, in a collection, or in a dataset (specimen, observation, etc.). Updated 2 Apr 2014 with materialSampleID.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#Occurrence
Properties162
NameOccurrence
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:Occurrence
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
Support for generic resource rleations according to Darwin Core terms.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#relindex
Properties7
NameResourceRelationship
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:ResourceRelationship
Keywords
The category of information pertaining to taxonomic names, taxon name usages, or taxon concepts. Updated Nov 20011 with newly ratified terms.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#Taxon
Properties44
NameTaxon
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:Taxon
Keywords

Under Development

The extensions listed are taken from the sandbox environment and listed in the GBIF development registry only. They are still subject to change and primarily meant for testing.

MIxS sample based terms extending a classic Darwin Core Occurrence.
See also http://www.gensc.org/gc_wiki/index.php/MIxS
Properties28
NameSample
Namespacehttp://gensc.org/ns/mixs/terms/
RowTypehttp://gensc.org/ns/mixs/terms/Sample
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence
Species geographical distribution.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/distribution.xml
Properties5
NameDistribution
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/Distribution
Keywordsplic:Distribution; dwc:Taxon
A marker that indicates that an organism lives exclusively in a particular territory and can not be found anywhere else. List of areas structured and categorized by the degree of safety.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/endemicity.xml
Properties2
NameEndemism
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/Endemicity
Keywordsplic:Endemicity; dwc:Taxon
National and/or regional proposed law or group of laws.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/legislation.xml
Properties6
NameLegislation
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/Legislation
Keywordsplic:Legislation; dwc:Taxon
Management: actions directed at conserving or restoring species. / Conservation: interventions undertaken designed to preserve species.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/managementAndConservation.xml
Properties6
NameManagementAndConservation
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/Legislation
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/ManagementAndConservation
Keywordsplic:ManagementAndConservation; dwc:Taxon
Plinian Core is a set of concepts that defines the necessary basic attributes to integrate and recover the information about species of organisms required by users specialized in biodiversity as well as users of other areas. This extension is supposed to be used in addition to the taxon core and the simple images, vernacular names and references extension.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/pliniancore.xml
Properties47
NamePlinian_Core
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/PlinianCore
Keywordsplic:Plinian Core; dwc:Taxon
Different names for this taxon. This concept is a placeholder field.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/synonyms.xml
Properties8
NameSynonyms
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/Synonyms
Keywordsplic:Synonyms; dwc:Taxon
Information about the conservation status of the taxon.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/threatStatus.xml
Properties2
NameThreatStatus
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/ThreatStatus
Keywordsplic:threatStatus; dwc:Taxon
Ways in which species are utilized by people. Including Folklore. Also applied to Animals and Fungi.
See also http://purl.org/plic/extension/3.2.1/uses.xml
Properties16
NameUses
Namespacehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/
RowTypehttp://purl.org/plic/terms/3.2.1/Uses
Keywordsdwc:Taxon; plic:Uses
DwC Taxon extension to exchange invasive species area distributions. It is based on the GBIF distribution extension but adds invasiveness and uses other vocabuarlies
Properties12
NameDistribution
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/issg/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/issg/terms/Distribution
Keywordsdwc:Taxon checklist
DwC Taxon extension to exchange invasive species pathways.
Properties4
NamePathways
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/issg/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/issg/terms/Pathways
Keywordsdwc:Taxon checklist
A Darwin Core Archive extension for specifying the relationsips between taxon concepts, based on the 'TaxonRelationshipAssertion' element of the TDWG Taxon Concept Transfer (XML) Schema. Relationship types include Set Theory types (included_in, etc.) and taxonomic parent-child relationships. Taxon Concepts are specified in the DwCA 'Taxon' module, where a record must have: 1. a name (and ideally also a scientificNameID), 2. a nameAccordingTo (and ideally also a nameAccordingToID), and 3. a taxonConceptID. The latter is used as the key for subjectTaxonConceptID and objectTaxonConceptID in this module.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/extension/tcrel.xml
Properties6
NameTaxonConceptRelationship
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/terms/tcs/tcrel.rdf#
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/terms/tcs/tcrel.rdf#TaxonConceptRelationship
Keywords
Information about the number of chromosomes of a species
See also http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/extension/chromosomes.xml
Properties4
NameChromosomes
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/Chromosomes
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
Die Kurzbezeichnung Zeigerwerte nach Ellenberg für die "Ökologischen Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa" ist ein von Heinz Ellenberg Mitte der 1970er-Jahre erstmals ausführlich beschriebenes Klassifikationsverfahren für mitteleuropäische Pflanzen nach ihrem ökologischen "Verhalten" und botanischen Eigenschaften. Die Zeigerwerte nach Ellenberg sind von ökologischen und botanischen Beobachtungen und Erfahrungen abgeleitete und inzwischen größtenteils durch Standortanalysen und ökophysiologische Untersuchungen bestätigte beziehungsweise abgesicherte Kenngrößen für einzelne Pflanzenarten.
See also http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeigerwerte_nach_Ellenberg
Properties10
NameEllenberg
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/Ellenberg
Keywordsdwc:Taxon
Links of related webpages. Links can be classified with keywords (dc:subject) and should point to human friendly webpages.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/extension/links.xml
Properties5
NameLinks
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0
RowTypehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/Links
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence dwc:Taxon
UK NBN Darwin Core extension for mapping NBN eXchange Format (NXF) files to DwC-A. This extension is likely only applicable for UK National Biodiversity Network and its data providers, and contains some UK specific oddities. This extension is a DRAFT and is to be considered VOLITILE.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/extension/NBNeXchangeFormat.xml
Properties8
Namenxf
Namespacehttp://rs.nbn.org.uk/dwc/nxf/0.1/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.nbn.org.uk/dwc/nxf/0.1/terms/nxfOccurrence
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence
Support for OBIS MBG properties as an extension to a Darwin Occurrence core. Intended to be a one to one relation to the Occurrence core.
See also http://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/index.htm#mbgcommontermsindex
Properties36
NameMBGCommonTerms
Namespacehttp://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/MBGCommonTerms
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence
Support for OBIS MBG Fish Abundance properties as an extension to a Darwin Occurrence core. Intended to be a one to one relation to the Occurrence core.
See also http://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/index.htm#mbgfishabundanceindex
Properties18
NameMBGFishAbundance
Namespacehttp://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/MBGFishAbundance
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence
Support for OBIS MBG Visual Line Transect Survey (VLTS) properties as an extension to a Darwin Occurrence core. Intended to be a one to one relation to the Occurrence core.
See also http://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/index.htm#mbgvltsindex
Properties21
NameMBGVLTS
Namespacehttp://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.obis.org/obis/extension/mbg/terms/MBGVLTS
Keywordsdwc:Occurrence
These terms are representation-dependent metadata, referring to specific digital representations of a resource.
See also http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/Audubon_Core_Term_List#Service_Access_Point_Vocabulary
Properties13
NameMultimedia
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/ac/terms/
RowTypehttp://rs.tdwg.org/ac/terms/Multimedia#ServiceAccessPointVocabulary
Keywords
The category of information pertaining to the physical results of a sampling (or subsampling) event. In biological collections, the material sample is typically collected, and either preserved or destructively processed. Created 2 Apr 2014 with all Simple Darwin Core ratified terms.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#MaterialSample
Properties160
NameMaterialSample
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
RowTypedwc:MaterialSample
Keywords

See also http://www.niiss.org/cwis438/websites/GISINDirectory/tech/Model_Info.php?ModelID=1
Properties34
NameSpeciesStatus
Namespacehttp://www.gisin.org/IASProfile
RowTypehttp://www.gisin.org/IASProfile/SpeciesStatus
Keywords