iDigBio is crossing the Atlantic to participate in the Island Biology 2016 meeting, hosted by the University of Azores, from July 18-22, 2016.
iDIgBio is hosting a mini-workshop:
Digitized natural history collections: research uses for understanding island biodiversity, biogeography, and communities
July 19, 2016, 15:00 - 18:00
Changes in digital technology have made it possible to collect, use, re-use, and share natural history collections and environmental data more easily. Researchers now have access to ever larger data sets for visualization, analysis, and modeling. In our workshop, we present a broad array of examples of the latest developments in island biodiversity research using specimen data from terrestrial and surrounding oceans habitats, including genomics, habitat assessment, phenology, biogeography, and taxonomic revisions. We present current trends in collecting and vouchering of specimens and field data, methods and tools for efficient digitization and mobilization of the specimen data, and tools and skills needed for visualizing the data. We then highlight how the data are being used, especially for research that expands our understanding and conservation of island biodiversity and our environment.
For more information, see the Workshop Wiki
Workshop Hosts: Shelley James (iDigBio), Deborah Paul (iDigBio), Paulo Borges (University of Azores), Matthew Collins (ACIS, iDigBio), and Gil Nelson (iDigBio).