Berlin, the Museum for Naturkunde, and Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum proved to be an engaging setting for SPNHC 2016. Conference attendees packed the conference rooms and exhibit hall of the andel’s Hotel in Friedrichshain.
Day One Poster Session
iDigBio was excited to get to both present and participate in the 2016 National Academies Special Topics Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology “Lowering the Activation Energy: Making Quantitative Biology More Accessible" Workshop held on June 19-24, 2016 at North Carolina State University, Raleigh North Carolina.
Jointweeds and Their Many Mating Systems!
-- Contributed by Lauren Gonzalez
I’m currently a graduate student in the Soltis Lab in the Florida Museum of Natural History, working on Polygonella(Polygonaceae), sometimes called the jointweeds....read more here.
Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)
Photo courtesy of Phil Colclough
For optimum results, digitization of collections needs to go faster, right? Of course, this includes addressing data quality and completeness.
by Libby Ellwood and Austin Mast
Playing with biological specimen data in iDigBio – limitations and solutions for research
-- Contributed by Shelley A James
Puerto Rico – warm Caribbean seas, high biodiversity, and coqui frogs. iDigBio was invited to NatureServe’s Biodiversity without Boundaries 2016 meeting in April 2016 to share ideas and resources with members of the conservation community....read more here.
Conservation. Endangered and rare species. Species distribution maps. Habitat and landscape integrity analysis. Observational data.
Florida Flame Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum)
Image Courtesy of Gil Nelson: Florida Flame Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum) and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Got research data? Need to submit your important data and media associated with biological voucher specimens to a data repository as part of your data life cycle best practices workflow? Are you thinking iDigBio would be the ideal repository for your data?
Although iDigBio is a repository for recordsets of primary biodiversity data of vouchered natural history collections, it is not a "data repository" as defined by most journals. Accepting individual researcher datasets, even those consisting of vouchered, natural history specimen digitized data and media, currently falls outside of the Scope of iDigBio.
Polyploidy in ferns: biodiversity data documenting speciation!
-- Contributed by Blaine Marchant
My research for iDigBio addresses ecological and evolutionary questions by utilizing the enormous dataset provided by digitized natural history specimens from across North America. My current project is aimed at investigating the ecological differentiation of polyploid plant species from their diploid progenitor species....read more here.
Using herbarium specimen data to understand native mint distribution, evolution, and ecology
-- Contributed by Andre Naranjo
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
Permanent, globally unique identifiers are increasingly critical for the efficient analysis, publishing, tracking and reuse of dig data, including biological, geological and ecological information. Practical Hacking On Identifiers at BiOSphere2 (PHOIBOS2) took place at The University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona, from Feb 17-19, 2016. The Biosphere2 was an ideal location for a workshop - remote, spiny vegetation,
During its inaugural year, the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections Event, WeDigBio 2015, engaged thousands of citizen scientists from >50 countries in transcribing specimen labels over four days.
Using museum specimens to refine models of species distribution
-- Contributed by Charlotte Germain-Aubrey
Using distribution models are crucial for estimating levels of biodiversity at the landscape level. Museum specimens are a significant source of information for these models as they witness current but also past habitats...read more here.
Gehen Sie zu der SPNHC 2016 Konferenz? Are you going to the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collection's (SPNHC) 2016 Conference? It's in Berlin this year, from June 20 - 25, 2016.