2021 Biodiversity Spotlight - April Special Edition

Wed, 2021-03-31 14:18 -- CatChapman

Cosmic Naturalism - Biodiversity of the Cosmos

We have some exciting news for all of you!

You may know of Cat Chapman, iDigBio's Biodiversity Informatics Coordinator. While that may be her day job, did you know that's not all she's up to? That's right! Cat's parallel job, which was top-secret up until today, is that of Cosmic Naturalist - she has dedicated her life to explore the cosmos in search of life among the stars, and today she has some breathtaking discoveries to share with the world!

A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Reading List, with Special Emphasis on Natural Sciences and Natural History Museums

Mon, 2021-02-01 10:34 -- maphillips


As the hub for digitization of U.S. natural history collections, iDigBio aims to engage our community in promoting a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and actively anti-racist community. To that end, the iDigBio team focused on issues of Education, Outreach, Diversity, and Inclusion has compiled this reading list to begin conversations in the classroom, in museum collections, and among colleagues. 

iDigBio Update 2020

Mon, 2021-01-11 10:49 -- maphillips

Dear iDigBio Enthusiasts,

I am delighted to report that iDigBio enjoyed an exceptionally successful and productive 2020 made possible in large part by contributions of the many collaborators whose consistent support, involvement, and input have been highly valued and much appreciated. We enter the new year eager to continue integral involvement in the biodiversity collections community.   

The iDigBio US Collections List - Now Proudly in Collaboration with GBIF

Fri, 2020-11-20 12:29 -- CatChapman

After many months of hard work in collaboration with our partners at GBIF, we are excited to announce that the new and improved iDigBio US Collections List has officially launched as of this week.

This latest development for the first time enables shared data management across iDigBio and GBIF, in addition to facilitating a unified, more efficient, and more exhaustive list of US Collections.

Scientist in the Spotlight: Noé De La Sancha

Mon, 2020-11-09 11:13 -- ablackwell
In our series, "Scientist in the Spotlight" we’ll sit down with the ADBC (Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections) program's best and brightest to learn more about what makes them tick. This month, we had a chance to speak with Noé De La Sancha. He is a part of the oVert TCN.
Where are you from? 

Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections Online Course

Thu, 2020-10-15 11:42 -- djennings

Dear Colleagues,

iDigBio is pleased to announce a 7-week "Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections” online course.

Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your collection’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators.

October 2020 Biodiversity Spotlight

Tue, 2020-10-06 15:42 -- maphillips


Contributed by Cat Chapman

Have you ever been out on a walk through nature, or even in your neighborhood, and saw what appeared to be a clump of tiny leaves, debris, or lichen… only to see it move?

Upon closer inspection of this mysteriously motile clump of detritus, you may see that it has tiny little legs underneath it. It’s alive!

Meet the trash bug!

Scientist in the Spotlight: Diego Barroso

Wed, 2020-09-02 16:41 -- ablackwell
In our series, "Scientist in the Spotlight" we’ll sit down with the ADBC (Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections) program's best and brightest to learn more about what makes them tick.  This month, we had a chance to speak with Diego Barroso. He works at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as the project manager of the TORCH TCN.


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