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Published: 12-13-2016
The iDigBio Education and Outreach Working Group collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution on a two-day workshop entitled Incorporating K-12 Outreach into Digitized Collections Programs held December 5-6, 2016, at Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The workshop was attended by 30 participants with...
Published: 11-09-2016
The Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections Annual Summit, hosted by iDigBio, took place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at TechTown November 1-3, 2016. Surrounded by technology and with bean bags for comfortable discussion, TechTown was an inspirational space for the Summit.Tuesday was set aside for meetings of several organizations including the Natural Science Collections Alliance, the new...
Published: 10-13-2016
iDigBio, STEPPE, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Paleontological Research Institution Department of Paleobiology, and the Paleontological Society combined to host the third digitization and digital data-related symposium at the Geological Society of America’s annual conference, this year held at the Colorado Convention...
Published: 10-12-2016
iDigBio had a blast at ICE XXV International Congress of Entomology, held September 25-30, in Orlando, Florida.. The event brought together thousands of scientists from around the world under the theme “Entomology without Borders.” iDigBio staff participated in two symposia, the Insect Expo, and hosted the iDigBio booth in the ICE Exhibit Hall. On Monday, iDigBio sponsored a...
Published: 10-10-2016
Contributed by: Teresa Iturriaga, Rhianna Baldree, Alex Kuhn, Andrew N. Miller University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6970 We forget because remembering everything is impossible. We also forget because remembering can be painful and raise too many questions that have no clear answers. Such is the case regarding many...
Published: 10-07-2016
Baranof Island and the town of Sitka, lie along the outer fringe of Alaska’s panhandle, a 22-minute airplane ride south from the capital of Juneau and a short boat ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska. When the Russians first visited Sitka, they found it peopled by the Tlingit, a small community of Native Alaskans that settled the region about 10,000 years ago and who depended on...
Published: 09-30-2016
Mapping Life – Quality Assessment of Novice vs. Expert Georeferencers -- Contributed by Elizabeth R. Ellwood, Florida State University, with Henry L. Bart, Jr., Michael H. Doosey, Dean K. Jue, Justin G. Mann, Gil Nelson, Nelson Rios, Austin R. Mast Citizen scientists participate in a host of activities that advance scientific research. These individuals are not trained scientists...
Published: 09-21-2016
Bees, bees and more bees - or are there? Monitoring the status of US bee populations using biological collections. -- Contributed by Jillian Goodwin, iDigBio, interviewing Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Sam Droege heads the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab based at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Maryland, and is working with other researchers to...
Published: 08-23-2016
This was originally a guest post from PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow, Caitlin McDonough, on research from the Ecological Society of America Scientific Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 7-11, 2016 on the PLOS Ecology Community blog.   Leveraging the Power of Biodiversity Specimen Data for Ecological Research at ESA 2016 While ecologists spend their graduate days...
Published: 08-23-2016
Using island biogeography to investigate a weird and scenic landscape in southern Idaho -- Contributed by Katie Peterson, PhD Student, Parent Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho I am currently a third year PhD student at the University of Idaho in the Parent Lab. The Parent Lab studies the biodiversity and evolution of organisms that have recently colonized novel,...

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