Press Releases

Published: 03-12-2019
Delegates to the second Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference—GBIC2—called for a global alliance for biodiversity knowledge to align efforts to deliver current, accurate and comprehensive data, information and knowledge on the world's biodiversity. This alliance is open to all institutions, agencies, organizations, researchers and communities working to measure and...
Published: 03-11-2019
Yale Peabody Museum in collaboration with iDigBio, the Natural Sciences Collections Alliance, and Ecological Society of America is pleased to update our announcement of the third annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research conference, to be held 10-12 June 2019 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. New this year is the opportunity to submit abstracts for half or full-day workshops and...
Published: 03-07-2019
By Serina Taluja, Assistant Technograph Editor March 7, 2019 The study of the vast natural world around us is something humans have participated in since long before the term “ecology” was coined. Similarly, people studied things like plants, animals and fungi for thousands of years before words like “botany,” “zoology” and “mycology” were...
Published: 02-28-2019
Dear NSC Alliance Members, It is with great pleasure that I write to let you know about another exciting new development from the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance).  The NSC Alliance has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Florida (iDigBio) to “promote the sustainable implementation of a national digital data meeting....
Published: 02-26-2019
  Leif Tapanila, left, and Jesse Pruitt hold up a vertebrae of a whale from the Idaho Museum of Natural History's collections that is about half the size of the ones the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory will be scanning of the blue whale in California.  February 25, 2019 POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University received a $...
Published: 02-26-2019
Above, plant biology student Kassandra Rodriguez and her faculty mentor Joshua Der examine the Dicentra formosa, an historic specimen collected by botanist Fay A. MacFadden and part of the herbarium collection. CSUF News Service February 25, 2019 The 'Capturing California's Flowers' Project Aims to Better Understand Plant Diversity and Document the Impact of Climate...
Published: 02-21-2019
Dear Colleagues, We are excited to announce the list of accepted workshops and symposia for biodiversity_next and to make the call for individual contributions to be published in Biodiversity Information Science and Standards (BISS). Instructions for submitting abstracts may be found here. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 March 2019. Abstracts are required for all oral...
Published: 02-20-2019
February 19, 2019 Dear Colleague: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive effort to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors and groups in our society. NSF...
Published: 02-19-2019
The Systematics Collections Committee of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists has updated the recommendations on herbarium practices and ethics that were previously published by the Society in 1958 and 1973. The recommendations and considerations presented here are intended to provide a set of guidelines for proper management and care of herbarium collections. Read the recommendations at...
Published: 02-04-2019
4 February 2019 Evolutionary researcher and administrator to take over in Copenhagen on 15 March The GBIF Governing Board has approved the appointment of Dr Joe Miller as the network’s next Executive Secretary. A researcher who has spent the majority of his career at the Australian National Herbarium after earning his PhD at the University of...

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