Research

Research Spotlight: May 2016

Wed, 2016-04-27 14:13 -- grungle

Playing with biological specimen data in iDigBio – limitations and solutions for research

-- Contributed by Shelley A James

Puerto Rico – warm Caribbean seas, high biodiversity, and coqui frogs.  iDigBio was invited to NatureServe’s Biodiversity without Boundaries 2016 meeting in April 2016 to share ideas and resources with members of the conservation community....read more here.

Can iDigBio be my research data repository?

Fri, 2016-04-01 11:30 -- grungle

Got research data? Need to submit your important data and media associated with biological voucher specimens to a data repository as part of your data life cycle best practices workflow? Are you thinking iDigBio would be the ideal repository for your data?

Although iDigBio is a repository for recordsets of primary biodiversity data of vouchered natural history collections, it is not a "data repository" as defined by most journals. Accepting individual researcher datasets, even those consisting of vouchered, natural history specimen digitized data and media, currently falls outside of the Scope of iDigBio.

Software Carpentry: an iDigBio staff perspective

Wed, 2016-03-30 14:54 -- grungle

Ever wondered where to start with analyzing a large biodiversity data set you've downloaded from iDigBio's portal or the iDigBio API? Wondering what software tools are available for cleaning your collections dataset or running some interesting queries? Finding a local Software Carpentry course is an excellent first step.

Research Spotlight: June 2016

Tue, 2016-03-29 15:17 -- grungle

Polyploidy in ferns: biodiversity data documenting speciation!

-- Contributed by Blaine Marchant

My research for iDigBio addresses ecological and evolutionary questions by utilizing the enormous dataset provided by digitized natural history specimens from across North America.  My current project is aimed at investigating the ecological differentiation of polyploid plant species from their diploid progenitor species....read more here.

Call for Abstracts for iDigBio Symposium at the Pacific Science Congress 2016

Mon, 2016-02-15 09:24 -- grungle

iDigBio is pleased to announce the upcoming Symposium "Data and digital images: progress, tools and scientific need for digitizing Pacific biological specimen collections" at the 23rd Pacific Science Congress: Science, Technology and Innovation, June 13-17, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

We invite presentations from students and professionals about the digitization of natural history collections data in the Asia-Pacific region and the use of mobilized collections data for research.

Call for student abstracts for iDigBio workshop at Island Biology 2016

Fri, 2016-02-12 10:27 -- grungle
Are you a student attending the Island Biology 2016 International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, to be held on Terceira Island, Azores, from 18-22 July 2016? Do you have a research project which involves the digitization of vouchered natural history collections data from island communities, or utilizes published natural history collections data to better understand island ecosystems?
 

Island Biology 2016: Mobilizing Natural History Collections Data for Research Use

Fri, 2016-02-05 11:52 -- grungle

iDigBio is crossing the Atlantic to participate in the Island Biology 2016 meeting, hosted by the University of Azores, from July 18-22, 2016.

iDIgBio is hosting a mini-workshop: 

Digitized natural history collections: research uses for understanding island biodiversity, biogeography, and communities

July 19, 2016, 15:00 - 18:00 

Research Spotlight: Using Museum Specimens to Refine Models of Species Distribution

Wed, 2016-01-13 12:47 -- maphillips

Using museum specimens to refine models of species distribution

-- Contributed by Charlotte Germain-Aubrey

Using distribution models are crucial for estimating levels of biodiversity at the landscape level. Museum specimens are a significant source of information for these models as they witness current but also past habitats...read more here.

Demo and Webinar: Interactive Handwritten Text Recognition and Indexing of Historical Documents: tranScriptorium and the Transkribus Platform

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:56 -- dpaul

Field to Database (F2DB): field-data collecting trends and 21st century data skills

Mon, 2015-04-20 02:33 -- dpaul

From Deb Paul, @idbdeb

This 4-day hands-on short course in March investigated current trends in collecting, and focused on best practices and skills development for supporting the collection and sharing of robust, fit-for-research-use data.

Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use

Wed, 2015-01-21 15:30 -- dpaul

SPNHC Symposium Title: Specimens Full Circle - Collection to Digitization to Data Use

Symposium Wiki: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Specimens_Full_Circle_SPNHC_2015

Listen in and chat remotely: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/spnhc2015sfc (use headset for best experience)

Wednesday May 20th, 2015, all day 8:50am - 5: 30pm EDT and Thursday May 21st from 8:50am-12:10pm EDT.

iDigBio at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting: ESA 2015

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:21 -- maphillips

The 2015 ESA Annual Meeting theme is Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial. iDigBio travels to Baltimore Maryland and the Baltimore Convention Center for the 100th meeting of the ESA. From the ESA website:

Workshop: Data Standards, Data Sharing, and Demystifying the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:11 -- dpaul

UPDATE 7 January Recording of Pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up

UPDATE 1 January 2015: Workshop is full in both Ottawa and Gainesville.

UPDATE 8 December 2014: Be sure to come to the pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up January 7th, 2015 from NOON to 2 PM EST.

iDigBio Collaborations Enabling Research

Thu, 2014-07-24 16:15 -- ammatsun

To facilitate the study of biodiversity, a number of software products are being collaboratively developed with researchers and projects.  These websites, tools, and workflows take advantage of the data being digitized at US and global institutions and made available by iDigBio through our data  services. Many other tools and services can be found through the Biodiversity Catalogue.

iDigBio Webinar: Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output

Tue, 2014-06-03 19:10 -- dpaul

by Deb Paul and Andrea Matsunaga for: Jason Best, Sylvia Orli, William Ulate, Miao Chen, and Reed Beaman

Recorded Webinar:Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output
     00:00-15:23 Overview (Deb Paul)
     15:24-29:13 Live DEMOs (Andrea Matsunaga and Jason Best)
     29:14-55:57 Discussion

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