TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION: WISE DATABASE
The Whole of Individual Sample Estimate (WISE) database is a Microsoft Access database that compares the live-sorted component of a sample (LS) with an equivalent-sized component representative of the whole sample (prior to sorting) (WSE, or Whole Sample Estimate). The WISE database automatically calculates the Live-Sort/Whole of Sample Estimate (LS/WSE) taxa number ratio and various Bray-Curtis dissimilarity indices.
The WISE database has been developed to: (i) enable users to assess their performance in recovering small/cryptic taxa; and (ii) provide a standardised assessment tool of operator performance, thereby enabling performance in live-sort taxa recovery over the entire NRHP program to be validly assessed.
(Reference: WISE Database V2.2d Users Guide, Tony Mount & Chris Humphrey, Environmental Research Institute of Supervising Scientist.)
WISE database v2.2d [Updated 7 November 2001]
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- WISE Database v2.2d Users Guide (PDF, 253Kb) [Updated 7 November 2001]
- QA/QC of sample processing procedures using the Whole of Sample Estimate (PDF, 15Kb) [Updated 7 November 2001]