Press Releases

Published: 05-20-2020
      News provided by The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN)  May 19, 2020, 15:45 ET WASHINGTON, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN), Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance), and ...
Published: 04-24-2020
Professor and AT&T Eminent Scholar José A. B. Fortes was recently notified in a letter from University of Florida President Kent Fuchs that he is the recipient of the 2019-20 Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award, the highest faculty honor at UF. The annual award is given in recognition of excellence in teaching and distinction in scholarly activity. The award is made upon...
Published: 01-30-2020
[From the website. Postdoc opportunity posted at request of Dean Hendrickson, University of Texas at Austin]. Outstanding recent Ph.D.s are invited to apply for a leading fellowship position to study the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments, at one of the top campuses in the country for this area of research - the University of Texas at Austin. Visit the Stengl-Wyer...
Published: 01-15-2020
  LAWRENCE — In 2015, when researchers at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum released the free Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app, they didn’t know what kind of reception the smartphone-based field guide might receive. Fast forward a few years, and the app has 7,500 active users in the U.S., Canada and beyond, despite the fact...
Published: 01-07-2020
By: Adam Cohen, Dean Hendrickson and Melissa Casarez Specimens are, in many ways, like books written in languages we are still learning. New technologies like DNA analyses, high-resolution CT scanning, and modern chemistry are providing ways to “read” the complex information stored in specimens. They tell us more about their evolutionary relationships, their health, interactions...
Published: 12-03-2019
  The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater  seeks a full-time Database Analyst to begin February 2020 with annual renewals contingent on satisfactory performance through August 2023. The Data Analyst will serve as Data Manager for the NSF-funded herbarium digitization project “American Crossroads: Digitizing the...
Published: 10-10-2019
Originally published by the Ecological Society of America, Ecotone Blog (after ESA/USSEE 2019 Conference). Reposted with permission from ESA. Amber E. Budden, Megan Carter, Jeanette Clark, Kyle Copas, Stevan Earl, Megan A. Jones, Margaret O’Brien, Deborah L Paul, Dmitry Schigel, Kristin Vanderbilt, Rebekah Wallace ESA conference attendees brought many inquiries about data issues, needs,...
Published: 08-23-2019
  The National Center for Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (iDigBio), centered at the Florida Museum of Natural History is searching for a Conference/Event Manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/512018/idigbio-conference-manager Specific duties include: Work closely with, assist, and take a leadership role...
Published: 08-15-2019
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Parasites play significant roles in human health, wildlife conservation and livestock productivity. But getting an accurate picture of their distributions and associations with hosts is difficult because the specimens and their location data are often hidden away in vials and on microscope slides in research collections all over the country. That will change, however...
Published: 08-13-2019
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology invites applications for our Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowships. These competitive postdoctoral fellowship awards (www.birds.cornell.edu/postdoc ) support innovative, independent research by early career scholars of exceptional promise. Multiple Rose Fellow positions are available annually, with applications due on September 8. All Rose Fellows join a vibrant...

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