iDigTRIO 2023 Conference
The fifth annual iDigTRiO Biological Sciences Conference and Career Fair took place at the University of Florida (UF) and virtual activities from February 14-19, 2023. The iDigTRiO conference is aimed at collegiate and pre-collegiate students associated with TRIO programs around the United States but is open to all undergraduate and high school students as well as student-associated professionals.
Envisioning a Biological Collections Action Center
Numerous US Collection Partners (see list of organizers below) are organizing a series of webinars and workshops focused on Envisioning a Biological Collections Action Center as proposed in the recent NASEM report and authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act.
BiotaPhy 2022 Webinar Series
SPNHC 2022 Natural History Education DemoCamp Recap
2022 Digital Data Conference Mentoring Program
Since we are virtual again this year we created a way to digitize some of that organic mentoring magic that happens at every conference through the virtual Digital Data Mentorship Program.
WeDigBio Spring 2022 Event is Around the Corner!
Three ways to introduce your biodiversity collections to the world during April’s WeDigBio event (Thursday–Sunday, April 7–10, 2022) and the broader Citizen Science Month!
Let us know your plans by Wednesday, March 23, so that your activities can appear on the calendar and we have enough time to get the WeDigBio stickers and tattoos to you for your participants.
iDigTRIO Biology Career Conference Goes Hybrid for 2022
Joshua Benjamin explains to participants what they are seeing when looking in the microscope at the Subalusky's Lab table during the Resource Fair.
Digital Data 2022: Enhancing & advancing the quality of digitized data
iDigBio Natural History Collections Summer Internship 2022
Synopsis of Program:
iDigBio Update 2021
Happy 2022 to all collections’ community colleagues. iDigBio is excited about the biodiversity community’s collective successes in 2021 and is looking forward to an adventurous upcoming year with many new activities on its workplan.
SACNAS 2021 Conference Workshop: Engaging Communities in Science Research Using BioBlitzes
Biodiversity Spotlight: November 2021
Contributed by Molly Phillips
The end of 2021 is now on the horizon but, if you are like me, your schedule is as busy as ever! I have been thinking about how nice it would be to roll into a ball and block out the world for a little while, which made me think of the marvelous pillbug.
Registration Open: iDigTRIO Biology Career Conference 2022
Symbiota Hub Joins iDigBio as 6th Domain
Biodiversity Spotlight: October 2021
Ghost Jelly (Cyanea nozakii)
Contributed by Lauren Bradley (University of Florida Student and 2021 iDigBio Summer Intern)
Research Spotlight: October 2021
2021 TCN and PEN Awards
Welcome to all of the newly NSF-funded TCN and PEN projects. This year we have two new Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs) and four Partners to Existing Networks (PENs) joining the community.
Biodiversity Spotlight: September 2021
Dead Leaf Butterfly! (Kallima inachus)
Contributed by: Lauren Bradley
Autumn is right around the corner, and what a beautiful season it is! Here in Florida, we see the occasional red or yellow leaf during the autumn months, but really, all we can hope for is some cooler weather, and even that isn’t guaranteed. The Kallima inachus seems to agree with us humans in admiring the beauty of autumn, as they have evolved to imitate dead leaves! (Thus giving them their common name, the dead leaf butterfly).
Research Spotlight: August 2021
Digitized paleontological collections recontextualize the ecology of introduced turkeys in California
Contributed by: Ashwin Sivakumar & Alexis Mychajliw
Biodiversity Spotlight: August 2021
Contributed by: Molly Phillips
First Ever Natural History Education DemoCamp
Research Spotlight: July 2021
Assessment of the pinned specimen digitization progress of the University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection
Ashley L. Smith, Derek S. Sikes, Taylor L. Kane, Adam Haberski, Jayce B. Williamson, Renee K. Nowicki, Michael J. Apperson
University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
This article was originally published in the Alaska Entomological Society Newsletter AKES_newsletter_2021_n1_a01.pdf (akentsoc.org)
Biodiversity Spotlight: July 2021
Written by Erica Krimmel.
June 2021 Biodiversity Spotlight
"If their lives are short, they are merry," and "they still continue on singing till they die." - Benjamin Banneker
Photo by lalo_pangue on Flickr.
Research Spotlight: June 2021
Thoreau still contributes to climate change research
New study uses Henry David Thoreau’s observations of fruiting times
Digitized museum specimens, such this bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis), were used to determine the time of fruit ripening. © Consortium of Northeast Herbaria.
Report: Linking and Leveraging Biological Collections: Zoos and Natural History Museums: ZooMu Workshop
May 2021 Biodiversity Spotlight
Contributed by: Molly Phillips
Phlox drummondii found on the roadside in Florida this spring. Photo contributed by Shari Ellis.
Research Spotlight: May 2021
The Guatemala Biodiversity Portal, a national digitization effort using Symbiota
Contributed by Samanta Orellana