Press Releases

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...
Published: 07-02-2019
If you are an African and you want to attend Biodiversity Next -- please see this opportunity to apply for some travel funding strategically provided by the JRS Foundation. Deadline 24 July - so don't delay - apply now! The organizers of the conference have the pleasure to announce the Conference Participation Grant for biodiversity scientists, infrastructure operators, data managers and...
Published: 06-20-2019
UPDATE: The application process is closed, candidate review is underway. UPDATE: There's still time - one week left to apply! iDigBio is seeking a new team member for the Digitization and Workforce Development branch of the project. The group is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee. If you would like to work with the natural science collections community to...
Published: 06-18-2019
The National Center for Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (iDigBio), centered at the Florida Museum of Natural History and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, is developing an integrated national infrastructure for digitization of biodiversity collections housed in U.S. institutions. The resource provides access to information critical to scientific research and education,...
Published: 06-18-2019
I. Executive Summary Our national heritage of approximately one billion biodiversity specimens, once digitized, can be linked to emerging digital data sources to form an information-rich network for exploring earth’s biota across taxonomic, temporal and spatial scales.  A workshop held 30 October -1 November 2018 at Oak Spring Garden in Upperville, VA under the leadership of the...
Published: 06-14-2019
Do you want to learn more about the data coming from natural history collections? Are you interested in adopting modules that use natural history collections and biodiversity data? Are you looking for data driven exercises and modules that can help deliver ecology and evolutionary biology content? Do you have a data driven exercise based on collections data that you would like to tweak and assess...
Published: 06-05-2019
UPDATE: There's still time - one week left to apply! iDigBio is seeking a new team member for the Digitization and Workforce Development branch of the project. The group is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee. If you would like to work with the natural science collections community to collaboratively develop, deliver, and support digitization, capacity, and community-...
Published: 05-23-2019
The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) has released an open source tool to assist with manually counting objects in images called DotDotGoose. This purpose-built tool was created since most conservation researchers and practitioners working on counting objects in images were using software such as Adobe Photoshop and ImageJ which are not...

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