Enhancing Ecological Research with iDigBio Specimen Data ESA 2015

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This wiki supports the ESA 2015 Ignite Session: Enhancing Ecological Research with iDigBio Specimen Data at the Ecological Society of America 2015 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 12th, 2015.

Ten talks in this Ignite Session highlight iDigBio, and the creation of and access to quality specimen data, with current examples of ecological research uses of natural history museum specimen data. Amber Budden from DataONE joins us to talk about data issues and tips for creating robust, re-usable data.

What’s in a 42,534,444+ record database at iDigBio for ecologists to mine (with over 11,000,000 images)? Natural history museum specimen data provides opportunities for niche modeling for climate change, tissue culture for improving genetic robustness, geographical patterns of diversification in a species complex, investigating phenological change, enhanced historical biodiversity baseline distributions knowledge, and examining speciation hypotheses. Discover data for your research, classroom, education, outreach, and citizen science initiatives. Who is using natural history collections data? How are the data being used? What are the challenges? You, as an ecologist, can be part of this nationwide initiative. Join us to find out how.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Enhancing Ecological Research with iDigBio Specimen Data, Moderator: Libby Ellwood
Time Title Presenter
Ignite Session 10:00 - 11:30 am
1 10:00 - 10:05 Ignite Introduction: Enhancing Your Ecological Research with iDigBio Specimen Data (recording on Vimeo) Deb Paul, Libby Ellwood
2 Long-term data on lichens: developing procedures for incorporating community data into iDigBio (recording on Vimeo) Tom Miller, Abigail Pastore, Chelse Prather, Elise Gornish, Will Ryan, Robert Ellis
3 Using museum data to model the impact of climate change: the past, present and future of vegetation in Florida (recording on Vimeo) Charlotte Germain-Aubrey (University of Florida), Julie Allen, Robert Guralnick (University of Florida), Kurt Neubig, Jose-Miguel Ponciano, Thomas Lamy, Douglas Soltis (University of Florida), Lucas Majure, Pamela Soltis (University of Florida)
4 Harnessing the power of Natural History Collections to guide the Conservation of Bumble Bees (recording on Vimeo) Jonathan Koch, James P. Strange
5 Estimating the number of declining Hemiptera species based on host associations with red-listed plants (recording on Vimeo) Katja Seltmann
6 Molecular phylogenies and careful morphological assessment resolves a cryptic species complex in inbred ambrosia beetles (recording on Vimeo) Sedonia Steininger, Jiri Hulcr
7 Every picture tells a story: reconstructing the evolution of poeciliid male morphology using museum specimens (recording on Vimeo) Alex Landy, Joseph Travis, Chris Menz, Daniel Lorenz Goldberg
8 Climate change, hydrology, and morphology of freshwater fishes (recording on Vimeo) Jason Knouft
9 The Notes from Nature online tool and its applications for inventorying biodiversity specimen data (recording on Vimeo) Rob Guralnick
10 Best Practices for Effective Use and Reuse of Ecological Data (recording on Vimeo) Yiwei Wang and Amber Budden
Open Discussion Session Deb Paul and Libby Ellwood

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