Outreach

iDigBio Visiting Scholars Program Available at the University of Florida

Mon, 2011-10-10 11:15 -- kevinlove

 

The NSF-funded iDigBio project is pleased to announce the annual Visiting Scholars Program. This program is directed towards early-career collections and informatics-based professionals with demonstrated interest in digitization, particularly those who broaden representation within this academic and professional community.

A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Reading List, with Special Emphasis on Natural Sciences and Natural History Museums

Mon, 2021-02-01 10:34 -- maphillips

 

As the hub for digitization of U.S. natural history collections, iDigBio aims to engage our community in promoting a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and actively anti-racist community. To that end, the iDigBio team focused on issues of Education, Outreach, Diversity, and Inclusion has compiled this reading list to begin conversations in the classroom, in museum collections, and among colleagues. 

Scientist in the Spotlight: Noé De La Sancha

Mon, 2020-11-09 11:13 -- ablackwell
In our series, "Scientist in the Spotlight" we’ll sit down with the ADBC (Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections) program's best and brightest to learn more about what makes them tick. This month, we had a chance to speak with Noé De La Sancha. He is a part of the oVert TCN.
 
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October 2020 Biodiversity Spotlight

Tue, 2020-10-06 15:42 -- maphillips

 

Contributed by Cat Chapman

Have you ever been out on a walk through nature, or even in your neighborhood, and saw what appeared to be a clump of tiny leaves, debris, or lichen… only to see it move?

Upon closer inspection of this mysteriously motile clump of detritus, you may see that it has tiny little legs underneath it. It’s alive!

Meet the trash bug!

Botany Students Study Effects of Climate Change — Using 100-Year-Old Plants

Tue, 2020-08-18 15:11 -- maphillips

 

What can 120-year-old flower buds neatly pressed to paper teach you about climate change? As it turns out, a lot.

Nineteen botany students had the chance to dive into more than a century of California’s plant data this spring in an exploration of the nuances plant life using computer programming and statistical analyses.

New version of fossil-recognition app now works on Android smartphones and includes Cretaceous period

Wed, 2020-01-15 10:43 -- maphillips

 

LAWRENCE — In 2015, when researchers at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum released the free Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app, they didn’t know what kind of reception the smartphone-based field guide might receive.

Imaging and Digitization Workshop for Avocational Paleontologists

Thu, 2019-08-15 15:11 -- maphillips

Contributed by: Jeanette Pirlo

Figure 1: Imaging Workshop participant demonstrates proper imaging techniques by manipulating lighting, enhancing the specimen by providing a matte background, and properly using a scalebar in the image. Photo Credit: Jeanette Pirlo

 

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