Entomological Collections Network Annual Meeting: Using Digitized Insect Data in Research

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Entomological Collections Network Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 14-15, 2015


TALKS SESSION 3:Using Digitized Insect Data in Research
Organizers: Gil Nelson, Christy Bills

Now that the National Science Foundation’s Advancing the Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) initiative is in its fifth year of implementation and the volume of digitized biological data produced by the program is expanding exponentially, the use of these data in biodiversity research and education is increasingly feasible and imperative for funding sustainability. Although research application of these data spans all biological and paleontological disciplines, the following series of talks focuses specifically on the use of these data in entomology and entomological research. iDigBio is pleased to co-sponsor this symposium with ECN and encourages the use of digitized data across the biodiversity sciences.

Presentations Include:

Introduction to Using Digitized Data, Shelley James (iDigBio, University of Florida), Christy Bills (Natural History Museum of Utah), and Gil Nelson (iDigBio, Florida State University).

Digitization of the Beatty Odonata Collection at the Frost Entomological Museum (PSUC): the terrain of ecological niche modeling. Emily Sandall (Frost Entomological Museum, Penn State University, University Park, PA), Claire Jones (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Col- laboratory, DePaul, University, Chicago, IL), Briana Ezray (Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, PA), Andy Deans (Frost Entomological Museum, Penn State University, University Park, PA).

Using digitized fossil Coleoptera to study ecological and evolutionary response to global climate change. Dena M. Smith, Lindsay J. Walker, Cesar R. Nufio, and Hannah Sexson (University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder).

Using Digitized Data: Two examples of North American museum collections. Christine A. Johnson (American Museum of Natural History, New York).

Areas of endemism in the Nearctic: a case study of 1,566 species of Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera) and their plant hosts. Christiane Weirauch (University of California Riverside, Riverside), Randall T. Schuh, Katja Seltmann, Michael Schwartz, Christine Johnson, M. A. Feist (American Museum of Natural History, New York), Pam Soltis (Florida Museum of Natural History).

Digital Databases and Multiple Perspectives of Biodiversity Jorge Soberon (Department of Entomology, University of Kansas, Lawrence)

Digitized data and the bees of Colorado. Collin Schwantes (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder).


Visit the meeting website ( http://ecnweb.org/default.asp?Action=Show_Meeting) for more information.

Start Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:15pm to 4:45pm EST
Hyatt Regency