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Published: 11-20-2020
After many months of hard work in collaboration with our partners at GBIF, we are excited to announce that the new and improved iDigBio US Collections List has officially launched as of this week. This latest development for the first time enables shared data management across iDigBio and GBIF, in addition to facilitating a unified, more efficient, and more exhaustive list of US Collections...
Published: 11-13-2020
  Contributed by: Libby Ellwood, Austin Mast, Robert Bruhn and Kevin Love WeDigBio, Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is a twice-annual event that brings together biodiversity collections, educators and researchers using collections data, and community scientists around the world to mobilize collections data via online platforms. Like so many things this year, WeDigBio...
Published: 11-09-2020
In our series, "Scientist in the Spotlight" we’ll sit down with the ADBC (Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections) program's best and brightest to learn more about what makes them tick. This month, we had a chance to speak with Noé De La Sancha. He is a part of the oVert TCN.   Where are you from?  I was born in Toluca,...
Published: 11-09-2020
  Rhombopsammia niphada from https://taieol.tw/pages/214240      Contributed by Molly Phillips   Micrabaciidae is a family of deep sea corals that are solitary, free living, and described as “button shaped.” When a coral is described as solitary it means that they consist of one single polyp living alone compared with living...
Published: 11-05-2020
  Contributed by: Molly Phillips The iDigBio team was fully immersed in this year’s Virtual SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference hosting a virtual BioBlitz, symposium session, and conference exhibit! Our participation began by organizing a virtual SACNAS BioBlitz the week before the conference. The BioBlitz was hosted through iNaturalist  and co-organized by iDigBio...
Published: 11-02-2020
  Comparing the use of species occurrence data and information systems by academics and government professionals   Contributed by: Elizabeth Martín, Shari Ellis, Larry Page   Over the past 20 years with increased use of the web, we have seen the proliferation of web-based information systems that provide access to biodiversity data, primarily species...
Published: 10-15-2020
  Dear Colleagues, iDigBio is pleased to announce a 7-week "Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections” online course. Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your collection’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators. All collection types (...
Published: 10-08-2020
  Unlocking the secret histories of bats in natural history collections Article by: Caitlin J.Campbell, Graduate Assistant at the UF Department of Biology Animal migration connects biodiversity with the function and structure of ecosystems at a global scale. Despite having profound and far-reaching effects (affecting the movement of nutrients, energy, and parasites; and altering...
Published: 10-06-2020
  Contributed by Cat Chapman Have you ever been out on a walk through nature, or even in your neighborhood, and saw what appeared to be a clump of tiny leaves, debris, or lichen… only to see it move? Upon closer inspection of this mysteriously motile clump of detritus, you may see that it has tiny little legs underneath it. It’s alive! Meet the trash bug! A trash...
Published: 09-08-2020
Welcome to all of the newly NSF-funded Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) projects. This year we have three new Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs) and 13 Partners to Existing Networks (PENs) joining the community. 2020 TCNs: Building a global consortium of bryophytes and lichens: keystones of cryptobiotic communities Mobilizing Millions of Marine Mollusks...

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