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Research Spotlight: July 2018

Digital Coyote; an online archive of skulls

Contributed by: Osrica Mclean and Declan McCabe

How can you provide an authentic opportunity for undergraduate students to study geographical variation without hauling them to major metropolitan museums and arranging access to valuable specimens?  This question started a slightly obsessive odyssey that began with a single coyote skull and now stands at 125 skulls….and counting.

Sharing Strategies for Mobilizing Collections in South America - iDigBio at the XXXII Brazilian Congress of Zoology (CBZ)

Contributed by Ana Dal Molin, INCT-Hympar/CAPES postdoctoral fellow at Laboratório de Biodiversidade de Insetos, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. All images from Ana Dal Molin

Darwin Core Hour: The Problem of Time - Dealing with Paleontological and Zooarchaeological Specimens in Darwin Core

Title: The Problem of Time: Dealing with Paleontological and Zooarchaeological Specimens in Darwin Core

Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Time: 1 PM (DST), 12 CDT, 2 PM Buenos Aires, 6 PM London, 17:00 UTC

Where: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

Webinar: The OregonFlora Portal

Title: The OregonFlora Portal
Speaker: Linda Hardison
Date: Wednesday 4/25/2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time
Location: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

Linda Hardison will demonstrate the novel ways they are using the Symbiota platform to package information for gardeners, ecologists, restorationists, and policy makers about the plants of Oregon.  (The new portal display will be operational before the webinar).

Darwin Core Hour: Making DNA and tissue collections available by using the GGBN extensions with IPT

UPDATE: Recording here http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/pfvb99zx6nle/ packed with lots of information about sharing dna and sample data. You can take the post-webinar survey to share your insights: http://bit.ly/dwchourGGBN

Welcome to our first Darwin Core Hour of 2018! Making DNA and tissue collections available by using the GGBN extensions with IPT

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Time: 5 PM CET, 11 EST, 1 PM Buenos Aires

The Momentum for Integrating Collections and Ecological Research: Expanding Collections Stakeholders and Imagining Future Data Needs

by Deborah Paul, Libby Ellwood, Christina Alba, Larry Page
     with contributions from our speakers: Dave Tazik, Jennifer McGuire, Anna Monfils, Barry Sinervo, and Elizabeth Martin; and from some participants present at this symposium including (at least): Vince Smith, Mary Klein, Herrick Brown, and Jason Knouft

‘What do we need to leave behind today to position our future selves for success?’

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