January 2015 Biodiversity Spotlight

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:57pm -- maphillips

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).

Careers and Graduate Study in the Biological Sciences: A Workshop for Undergraduate Students

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:43pm -- gnelson

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.

CoGe: Collaborative Georeferencing Demo Webinar

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:03pm -- dpaul

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.

Tales from A Data Carpentry Workshop: In Demand

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:57pm -- dpaul

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 Informatics Workshop - Data Carpentry Bootcamp

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:40am -- dpaul

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/
Twitter: #datacarpentry


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