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Thu, 2019-12-05 13:17 -- ekrimmel

In 2020, the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST) will meet jointly in Edinburgh, Scotland. National Museums Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will host the conference, and organizers expect hundreds of attendees to convene around the theme of 'The Role of Natural History Collections in Global Challenges.’

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?

Botanical DNA Banking and the Systematics Community: Working Together to Meet Future Research Challenges

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:54 -- djennings

Wendy Applequist, Associate Curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden, will present a symposium on Tuesday afternoon of the Botany 2014 conference.

The following is the abstract for the symposium from the Botany 2014 website (


Digitized natural history collections records in traditional research, collaborative research, and big data research

Fri, 2014-02-14 10:45 -- djennings

Corinna Gries, PI and head of the North American Lichens and Bryophytes TCN, and Pam Soltis, PI and Director for Research Activities for iDigBio, will present a symposium on Tuesday morning of the Botany 2014


iDigBio Symposium at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 28th Annual Meeting

Thu, 2012-12-06 10:56 -- cbester

Larry Page, Pam Soltis, Bruce MacFadden, and Joanna McCaffrey are collaborating to plan a two-part symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History collections. The first half of the symposium will describe the iDigBio program, NIBA, and ADBC. The second half of the symposium will feature presentations by invited speakers who use natural history specimens to study topics such as climate change or other complex biodiversity questions. The symposium is co-sponsored with NSCA.

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