Press Releases

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...
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...

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