Third Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference: Methods, Protocols, and Analytical Tools for Specimen-based Research in the Biological Sciences
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.
Libby Ellwood, Pam Soltis, and Mary Klein
Photo courtesy of: David Keil
Article contributed by: Katelin Pearson
Bioblitz group photo (Florida Museum Photo Department)
This year, GBIF, NEON, and iDigBio join together to bring a special session called "Biodiversity Data Dialogues" to the Ecological Society of America/USSEE* 2019 Joint Meeting.
From the abstract:
The SPNHC 2019 theme: Making the Case for Natural History Collections offers everyone a chance to share the value of collections for society and science. iDigBio staff look forward to contributing to this story and visiting the Field Museum who are hosting this year's SPNHC meeting.
Some of the events iDigBio is organizing or participating in include:
Luke C. Strotz, Erin E. Saupe, Julien Kimmig and Bruce S. Lieberman
UPDATE: Recording and Slides available at the following links.
Title: An Attribution Darwin Core Extension - What Would That Look Like?
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Summit 2018 group photo
Utilising publicly available species occurrence records to generate contemporary estimates of medically important snake species distributions
Contributed by: Joshua Longbottom, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Workshop Group Photo
Contributed by: Timothy J. Baroni & Andrew N. Miller
State University of New York, Cortland, NY and University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Chlorophyllum molybdites (Image courtesy of Roy Halling)
Images courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer
Contributed by Randy Singer
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.
Over 240 biodiversity and data scientists, including more than 30 students and representing at least 7 countries, assembled a
After two days of soaking up talks and plenary keynotes focused on the theme of Emerging Innovations for Biodiversity Data, 20 participants gathered together to share what ideas inspired them.
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
The digitization of natural history collections is time-consuming and expensive, but it opens up new possibilities for science: By merging collection data into global databases and with free access for everyone, researchers can gain new insights.