Press Releases

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...
Published: 05-23-2019
The application deadline for this program is 1:00 PM MDT on June 17, 2019. Presenting research findings and participating in scientific dialogue are important experiences in the career development of researchers. To support their growth as effective scientists and communicators, the NEON project and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are pleased to announce a 2019 ...
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...

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