1st Place Student Prize at TDWG 2023

Wed, 10/18/2023 - 2:14pm -- sdavison1

iDigBio would like to wish Michael Elliott a big congratulations for winning the 1st Place Student Prize at TDWG for his talk titled: "Using ChatGPT with Confidence for Biodiversity-Related Information Tasks"! Michael is a PhD student in the ACIS lab under the supervision of Dr. José A. B. Fortes at the University of Florida. Michael’s talk focused on how users can mine ChatGPT for information that is not yet found in data aggregators like iDigBio and do so with high confidence in the correctness of that information.

Congratulations again, Michael Elliott!


iDigTRIO 2023 Conference

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 11:40am -- ellwood


Shyla Davison

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.  

WeDigBio Spring 2022 Event is Around the Corner!

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 8:48am -- maphillips


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.

Biodiversity Spotlight: November 2021

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 9:47am -- maphillips


Contributed by Molly Phillips 

Photo by Cletus Lee

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.  

Biodiversity Spotlight: September 2021

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:50am -- maphillips


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: July 2021

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 1:47pm -- maphillips


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)


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