Research Spotlight: October 2021
Digitized paleontological collections recontextualize the ecology of introduced turkeys in California
Contributed by: Ashwin Sivakumar & Alexis Mychajliw
Assessment of the pinned specimen digitization progress of the University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection
Ashley L. Smith, Derek S. Sikes, Taylor L. Kane, Adam Haberski, Jayce B. Williamson, Renee K. Nowicki, Michael J. Apperson
University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
This article was originally published in the Alaska Entomological Society Newsletter AKES_newsletter_2021_n1_a01.pdf (akentsoc.org)
Digitized museum specimens, such this bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis), were used to determine the time of fruit ripening. © Consortium of Northeast Herbaria.
Contributed by Samanta Orellana
by: Vaughn Shirey, Michael Belitz, Vijay Barve, Rob Guralnick
Article by: Caitlin J.Campbell, Graduate Assistant at the UF Department of Biology
Contributed by: Aaron Goodman, Graduate Student Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences.
Article by: Zoliswa Nhleko, PhD candidate at the UF School of Natural Resources and Enviroment
A data management workflow of biodiversity data from the field to data users
Rachel A Hackett, Michael W Belitz, Edward E Gilbert, And Anna K Monfils
Contributed by Mason Heberling, Assistant Curator of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Research uses of online biodiversity data
Contributed by Joan Damerow, Postdoctoral Researcher, Field Museum of Natural History
This article was contributed by Brian Stucky, Florida Museum of Natural History.
Figure1: A specimen of the cicada Hadoa duryi, available on the iDigBio portal.
Libby Ellwood, Pam Soltis, and Mary Klein
Libby Ellwood, Katelin Pearson, and Gil Nelson
Spatial Phylogenetics of Florida Vascular Plants: The Effects of Calibration and Uncertainty on Diversity Estimates
Augustus Fendler Herbarium Specimens: A Locality Improvement Project
A component of the Southern Rocky Mountain Flora Database Project
Lance J. Gloss and Timothy J. S. Whitfeld
Brown U. Herbarium (BRU)
Dec 2017 - May 2018
Luke C. Strotz, Erin E. Saupe, Julien Kimmig and Bruce S. Lieberman
Utilising publicly available species occurrence records to generate contemporary estimates of medically important snake species distributions
Contributed by: Joshua Longbottom, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Contributed by: Osrica Mclean and Declan McCabe
How can you provide an authentic opportunity for undergraduate students to study geographical variation without hauling them to major metropolitan museums and arranging access to valuable specimens? This question started a slightly obsessive odyssey that began with a single coyote skull and now stands at 125 skulls….and counting.
Contributed by: Hannah Owens from the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Contributed by Richard B. Primack (Boston University; email@example.com) and Charles G. Willis (Harvard University; firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Live in each season as it passes - breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit & resign yourself to the influence of each.” Thoreau, in his Journal. 1835
Prologue: Many of us in the ADBC world look for ways to expand the community of users of museum collections data and to increase the ways in which collections data are used. Recently, in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TrEE), an opinion piece was published by Scott A. Morrison, et al. titled "Equipping the 22nd-Century Historical Ecologist." In this paper, Morrison, et al.
Contributed by Pam Soltis and Adania Flemming
iDigBio supported five students in its inaugural mini-REU site program during summer, 2017. This program, modeled on NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, was developed to provide undergraduates with research opportunities using digitized natural history collection data.
Using convolutional neural networks to automate tropical pollen counts and identification
Contributed by: Derek Haselhorst, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Illinois