NSF's BIO Postdoctoral Program Has New Collections Research Area

Fri, 2014-10-03 10:39 -- maphillips

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:

A New Report of Recommendations for DNA Banking

Tue, 2014-09-30 07:51 -- maphillips


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.

Out of the Darkness - Bringing Biological Collections into the 21st Century

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:49 -- suking
Larry Page would like to get back to his fishes, the catfish and loaches he studies as a University of Florida ichthyologist, but first he and his colleagues have some work to do on plant, animal and fossil specimens — millions of them.
Page and an army of helpers are on year three of iDigBio, a 10-year, $12 million effort to digitize the biological specimens tucked away in museum collections across the country. He estimates there could be 1 billion nationally, representing the collected knowledge of biological diversity for vast swaths of the planet.

iDigBio Grad Student, Claudia Segovia, Awarded 2014 Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship

Wed, 2014-07-02 16:45 -- suking
Claudia Segovia, a Graduate Student working with Dr. Pam Soltis on the iDigBio project, has been awarded the 2014 Association for Academic Women “Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship,” which honors an outstanding female graduate student. Claudia works in the Molecular Systematic and Evolutionary Genetics Lab at UF's Florida Museum of Natural History. 

Careers and Graduate Study in the Biological Sciences: A Workshop for Undergraduate Students

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:43 -- gnelson

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.

CoGe: Collaborative Georeferencing Demo Webinar

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:03 -- dpaul

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.


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