iDigBio staff participated in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s annual event ButterflyFest “A Celebration of Wings, Wildlife and Biodiversity”. The event was held Saturday, October 4, at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville Florida.
NSF’s Directorate for Biological Sciences’ (BIO) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation was recently published for 2015. The fellowships will be awarded to 40 recent recipients of their doctoral degree for research and training in three selected areas.
The three selected areas for fiscal year 2015 are:
The use of sequencing and other molecular data now plays a critical role in the majority of research across the fields of systematics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. In addition, DNA barcoding offers an efficient way to identify specimens for large efforts like biodiversity inventory projects or biological resource management.
By the numbers:
SHORT COURSE: Basics of CT Data Acquisition, Visualization, and Analysis
DATE: 22-26 February 2015 (22 and 26 are travel days)
Written by Libby Ellwood, iDigBio Postdoctorial Associate, Florida State University.
Deb Paul and I attended the Ecological Society of America conference in Sacramento, CA to represent iDigBio with an exhibitor booth. We set up our table with computers, brochures, posters, videos, newsletter sign-up sheets and, of course, enticing candy.
Florida Museum of Natural History research assistant Zachary Randall uses an imaging system to photograph a skin of Brandt’s Hedgehog, Paraechinus hypomelas, so the digitized specimen can be accessed online.
Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Rob Robins
Scientists announce national effort to foster digitization of biodiversity collections
Often at iDigBio sponsored workshops, symposia, and outreach events, we are asked the question: “How can I write a successful ADBC proposal?”
By Chelsea Fowler
Dr. Bruce J. MacFadden, Distinguished Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, and Dr. David L. Reed, Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, have announced a Graduate Course entitled “Broader Impacts of Science on Society.”
To be held at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, September 6, 2014.
Space for this workshop is limited and first-come, first-served. To register and ensure your spot, complete the online registration form at your earliest convenience.
guest blog by Talia Karim (University of Colorado) and Una Farrell (University of Kansas)
by Deb Paul, Joanna McCaffrey, Kevin Love
by Deborah Paul for Nelson E. Rios
If you need to georeference hundreds of thousands of localities for millions of specimens, how will you get it done? On May 1st, 2014, 88 people logged in to find out more about how to use CoGe, or Collaborative Georeferencing using a suite of tools developed at Tulane Biodiversity Institute.
“Those millions of bugs on pins, pressed plants, preserved animals and fossils hold a wealth of information about the adaptive abilities of our natural world, not to mention the DNA and curative uses yet to be discovered.”