Article by: Nattapol Kraisitudomsook, PhD student from the Smith Lab at the University of Florida
Many things have changed rapidly and these are unprecedented and stressful times, but one positive for our team now all working remotely are all of the new coworkers!
Title: BioCASe Provider Software and ABCD: A Universal Approach for Biodiversity Collection Data
Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Time (1 Hour): 11 AM EDT, 17:00 CEST, 15:00 GMT
Register now: 3-day Training to Develop a Sustainability Plan
The Sustaining Biological Infrastructure (SBI) Training Initiative is offering a spring session of their 3 day Strategies for Success course.
Reposting: Advancing the Catalogue of the World’s Natural History Collections from GBIF under the auspices of the Alliance for Biodiversity Knowledge and the SYNTHESYS+ project.
Release date: 2020-02-24 v1.0
Aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis
Deborah L Paul, Capacity Development Manager
Being Loved To Death – A Third of Cacti at Risk of Extinction
Originally published by the Ecological Society of America, Ecotone Blog (after ESA/USSEE 2019 Conference). Reposted with permission from ESA.
Amber E. Budden, Megan Carter, Jeanette Clark, Kyle Copas, Stevan Earl, Megan A. Jones, Margaret O’Brien, Deborah L Paul, Dmitry Schigel, Kristin Vanderbilt, Rebekah Wallace
Welcome to all of the newly NSF-funded Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) projects. This year we have three new Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs) and six Partners to Existing Networks (PENs) joining the community.
Article contributed by Julie Bokor (UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training)
Contributed by: J Ryan Allen, Dina Clark and Erin Tripp (University of Colorado)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Article and photos contributed by Natasza Fontaine
The 99th Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration of the American Society of Mammalogists took place 28 June to 2 July 2019, at the birthplace of ASM, Washington, DC. iDigBio helped to mark this important milestone through organizing a session on broadening representation in mammalogy as well organizing the first ever Data Help Desk at ASM.
Developing a vocabulary and ontology for modeling insect natural history data
This article was contributed by Brian Stucky, Florida Museum of Natural History.
Figure1: A specimen of the cicada Hadoa duryi, available on the iDigBio portal.
Conservation Focus: New Insights for Conservation from Expansion of Physical‐Collection Digital Data
Libby Ellwood, Pam Soltis, and Mary Klein
Photo courtesy of: David Keil
Article contributed by: Katelin Pearson
Bioblitz group photo (Florida Museum Photo Department)