The Entomological Collections Network (ECN) Partners with iDigBio for Upcoming Meeting in November

Mon, 2014-11-03 08:58 -- gnelson

Pamela Horsley1, Christy Bills2, Floyd Shockley3, Katrina Menard4, Gil Nelson5

1Michigan State University/ECN, 2Natural History Museum of Utah/ECN, 3Smithsonian Institution/ECN, 4Sam Noble Museum, Oklahoma State University/ECN, 5Florida State University/iDigBio

GSA 2014 Digitization Symposium Attracts 33 Presentations, 4 Posters, and More than 75 Participants

Fri, 2014-10-24 15:45 -- gnelson

Arguably the most important joint gathering of paleo and geo scientists in North America, the annual conference of the Geological Society of America (GSA) regularly attracts more than 5,000 participants, several hundred posters and presentations, and an array of vendors and exhibitors.

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.


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