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iDigBio Visiting Scholars Program Available at the University of Florida

 

The NSF-funded iDigBio project is pleased to announce the annual Visiting Scholars Program. This program is directed towards early-career collections and informatics-based professionals with demonstrated interest in digitization, particularly those who broaden representation within this academic and professional community.

Is the future already here? The impact of climate change on the distribution of the eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius)

Research Spotlight: January 2017

TDWG 2016: Highlights for biodiversity research

-- Contributed by Shelley James & Libby Ellwood, iDigBio

The Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) annual meeting in 2016 had the theme of "Standards Supporting Innovation in Biodiversity and Conservation".  Understanding the use of biodiversity standards, and having clear and concise documentation, is essential for the creation, aggregation and downstream use of biodiversity data, and it is exciting to see the diverse TDWG community helping to clarify and expand on the already existing data standards. Read more here.

Second Update: Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, 5-6 June 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Second Update: Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, 5-6 June 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Conference sponsors include iDigBio, the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, the University of Michigan Herbarium, and the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology.

ICE2016: Biodiversity informatics skills for collections and research in the 21st Century

ICE2016: Biodiversity informatics skills for collections and research in the 21st Century Paul, Deborah L., Soltis Pamela S., and Collins Matthew , 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology, 09/2016, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida (2016)

Symbiota webinar: The GEOLocate Toolkit

The iDigBio Symbiota Working Group would like to invite you to:

The GEOLocate Toolkit - Michael Denslow and Herrick Brown (SERNEC) November 18, 2016 from 3-4pm EST

Symbiota software includes a GEOLocate Toolkit that leverages the power of Collaborative Georeferencing and provides realtime updates to coordinate values for selected records. In this SWG webinar, use of the GEOLocate Toolkit will be demonstrated, and an overview of the requirements for selecting sets of eligible records will be presented.

Symbiota webinar: Creating and using taxonomic keys

The iDigBio Symbiota Working Group would like to invite you to:

Creating and using taxonomic keys - Scott Bates (Purdue University) October 21, 2016 from 3-4pm EST

Symbiota software includes a fully integrated system for dynamic keying that includes a suite of tools for key character development. In this SWG webinar, dynamic keying within Symbiota portals will be demonstrated, and an overview of key character creation will be presented.

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Symbiota webinar: Creating and maintaining checklists

The iDigBio Symbiota Working Group would like to invite you to:

Creating and maintaining checklists - Steven Buckley (US National Park Service) September 16, 2016 from 3-4pm EST

An overview of the checklist feature used in Symbiota portals including creating and managing checklists, searching for and associating vouchers, downloading data and managing checklist conflicts, and using the parent-child checklist functions for aggregating data.

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iDigBio Retreat 2016

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iDigBio’s fourth annual retreat was held on August 26, 2016. The event was held at Camp Weed in Live Oak, FL, which was conveniently located midway between UF and FSU. The retreat provided an opportunity for the diverse staff at iDigBio to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, develop plans for the future, and get to know one another better.

Research Spotlight: September 2016

Using island biogeography to investigate a weird and scenic landscape in southern Idaho

-- Contributed by Katie Peterson, PhD Student, Parent Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho

I am currently a third year PhD student at the University of Idaho in the Parent Lab. The Parent Lab studies the biodiversity and evolution of organisms that have recently colonized novel, “blank slate”, environments on islands....read more here.

Museum and Collections Biodiversity Informatics: meeting skills needs for creating, sharing, and using the digital relatives of museum specimens

Citizen science as a tool for expanding our capacity to georeference biodiversity specimens

Citizen science as a tool for expanding our capacity to georeference biodiversity specimens Ellwood, Elizabeth R., Bart H., Krings M., Jue Dean, Mann J., Rios Nelson, and Mast Austin R. , Botany 15, Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting 2015, 07/2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2015)

Using museum data for large-scale questions: modeling Florida plant diversity

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