Ignite Session at ESA: Enhancing Ecological Research with iDigBio Biological Specimen Data

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Session Abstract.

What’s in a 40,000,000+ record database at iDigBio for ecologists to mine? Natural history museum specimen data provide opportunities for niche modeling for climate change, tissue culture for improving genetic robustness, geographical patterns of diversification in a species complex, investigating phenological change, enhanced historical biodiversity baseline distributions knowledge, and examining speciation hypotheses. Discover data for your research, classroom, education, outreach, and citizen science initiatives. Who are using natural history collections data? How are the data being used? What are the challenges? You, as an ecologist, can be part of this nationwide initiative. Join us to find out how.

In this ESA "Ignite Session" format, each of 10 speakers get just 5 minutes to show their uses of natural history museum specimen data. Find out more on the Ignite Session Wiki. The session is Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

Ignite Session Wiki.

If you plan to attend ESA 2015, come see iDigBio in the Exhibit Hall, booth #231. We'll have NSF-funded neighbors: DataONE and SESYNC too!

Start Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Baltimore Convention Center, Ecological Society of America Centennial Meeting