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Published: 08-21-2019
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 six Partners to Existing Networks (PENs) joining the community. 2019 TCNs: Digitizing collections to trace parasite-host associations and predict the spread of vector-borne disease (TPT), American...
Published: 08-15-2019
Article contributed by Julie Bokor (UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training) Using three-dimensional imaging as part of the openVertebrate project (or oVert) funded by the US National Science Foundation, scientists are creating digital specimens that can be viewed in the classroom, digitally dissected, 3D-printed, and more. In June, 2019 the oVert project partnered with nine...
Published: 08-02-2019
Contributed by: J Ryan Allen, Dina Clark and Erin Tripp (University of Colorado) This past May, the University of Colorado Herbarium in conjunction with the Navajo Herbarium, Northern Arizona University, San Juan College, and Fort Lewis College hosted a Field to Digital Object Workshop at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Nineteen students from the lead institutions, Dine College,...
Published: 07-22-2019
Contributed by: Molly Phillips, iDigBio's Education, Outreach & Diversity Coordinator Images courtesy of Adam Fagen I was fortunate to attend this year’s BioQuest/QUBES Summer Workshop, Evolution of Data in the Classroom: From Data to Data Science (SW 2019) July 14-19, 2019, hosted at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event kicked off with an afternoon poster session...
Published: 07-09-2019
The 99th Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration of the American Society of Mammalogists took place 28 June to 2 July 2019, at the birthplace of ASM, Washington, DC. iDigBio helped to mark this important milestone through organizing a session on broadening representation in mammalogy as well organizing the first ever Data Help Desk at ASM. Session speakers from left to right: Danielle Lee,...
Published: 04-15-2019
 Climatic Niche Modeling for Beetleweed (Galax urceolata, Diapensiaceae) Contributed by: Shelly Gaynor In the summer of 2017, I participated in the iDigBio mini-REU under Drs. Pamela Soltis and Douglas Soltis at the University of Florida, where I was mentored by graduate student Blaine Marchant. We investigated niche differentiation of polyploid populations from their diploid...
Published: 03-29-2019
Bioblitz group photo (Florida Museum Photo Department) iDigBio was very proud to be this year’s meeting host for the 5th Life Discovery – Doing Science Biology Education Conference held in Gainesville, Florida, from March 21-23, 2019. This year’s theme was “microbiomes to ecosystems: evolution and biodiversity across scale, space, and time” which perfectly aligns...
Published: 03-20-2019
Emerging frontiers in phenological research Libby Ellwood, Katelin Pearson, and Gil Nelson Herbarium specimens record phenology—the study of cyclical events in an organism's life cycle—with such features as young flower buds, senescing leaves, and even bare branches on an herbarium sheet. There are other ways of recording phenology, such as records of observations and...
Published: 02-28-2019
iDigBio and the Office of Academic Support (OAS) and Student Support Services (SSS)/TRIO Program at University of Florida (UF) co-organized a free Biology Career Conference and Fair on February 1-2, 2019 for undergraduate students. TRIO is a federally funded grant program to help first generation students, low income students and students with disabilities navigate and succeed in their...
Published: 02-18-2019
Spatial Phylogenetics of Florida Vascular Plants: The Effects of Calibration and Uncertainty on Diversity Estimates   By: Charlotte Germain-Aubrey and Julie Allen   With online repositories such as iDigBio growing rapidly in the number of specimen records available, we now have the ability to examine broad distributional patterns of plants and animals.  While traditional...

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