Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus
Photo courtesy of Court Whelan
American pika (Ochotona princeps)
Photo courtesy of Philippe Henry
Pikas are small mammals in the order Lagomorpha. They belong to the family Ochotonidae, which comprises one extant genus (Ochotona) and 30 species. The majority of pika species occur in Asia, 24 of which are found in China.
Photo by Rob Hoffman
Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Male on the left and female on the right. Zachary S. Randall / FLMNH
Photo: Minky Faber (ALA)
Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri)
Photo courtesy of Lary Reeves
Lettuce Sea Slug (Elysia crispata)
Photo provided by FLMNH Invertebrate Zoology
Festive Tiger Beetle: Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - photos by Chris Grinter
The red maple (Acer rubrum)
Photo courtesy of Gill Nelson.
The red maple (Acer rubrum) is a tree native to eastern North America. It is fast-growing with strong wood and can reach up to 75 feet in height. The red maple can tolerate a variety of soil types but naturally occurs in low, wet habitat (hence their other common name the swamp maple).
Citizen science involves the public in the generation of scientific knowledge. With a new professional society (http://citizenscienceassociation.org/) and an emerging journal, citizen science has reached a stage of explosive growth with new opportunities for citizen scientists appearing weekly.
iDigBio staff participated in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s annual event ButterflyFest “A Celebration of Wings, Wildlife and Biodiversity”. The event was held Saturday, October 4, at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville Florida.
Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander
The reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopi) is a federally endangered species that occurs in a small portion of the southeastern United States in pine flatwoods surrounding the Apalachicola and Flint rivers.
An article recently published in the journal BioScience has highlighted the NSF-funded Research Coordination Network AIM-UP! and their work developing collection-based educational programs for undergraduates.
To be held at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, September 6, 2014.
Space for this workshop is limited and first-come, first-served. To register and ensure your spot, complete the online registration form at your earliest convenience.
by Deborah Paul for Nelson E. Rios
If you need to georeference hundreds of thousands of localities for millions of specimens, how will you get it done? On May 1st, 2014, 88 people logged in to find out more about how to use CoGe, or Collaborative Georeferencing using a suite of tools developed at Tulane Biodiversity Institute.
by Deb Paul @idbdeb, Kevin Love, and Matt Collins
While 27 students were lucky enough to get into this first-ever two-day Data Carpentry course, over 62 people were on the wait list! (And this doesn't include those who decided not to add themselves to that wait list). Why were they so eager to enroll?
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its 2014 annual conference in Jönköping, Sweden, 27-31 October 2014. The theme of the meeting is Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity. Subprograms will include:
What: Biodiversity Informatics Workshop - a Data Carpentry Bootcamp.
Host: National Evolutionary Synthesis Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Where: Durham, North Carolina
When: Thursday and Friday, May 8 - 9, 2014
Further information, instructors, and registration are available at the course website: http://nescent.github.io/2014-05-08-datacarpentry/