Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference Agenda

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Agenda: Monday, 5 June 2017

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Twitter: #digibiodata

Day One
Breakfast (On your own) 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Registration - The League Second Floor Concourse
Keynote Session
Session Recording
The League Ballroom
8:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Larry Page
    Time  Title Presenter(s)
8:00-8:15c Welcome and Introduction
Opening Remarks: Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference
Introduction to iDigBio and ADBC
Priscilla Tucker, Associate Chair for Museum Collections, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Andrew D. Martin, Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Larry Page, Director of iDigBio and Curator of Fishes, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
8:15-8:45 The Utility of Large-scale Phylogenetic Analyses for Understanding the Evolution of Biodiversity Stephen Smith, University of Michigan
8:45-9:15 Expanding the Power of Natural History Knowledge: Frontiers in Research and Collections at the
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Maureen Kearney, Smithsonian Institution
9:15-9:45 Linking Heterogeneous Data in Biodiversity Research Pam Soltis, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
9:45-10:00 Using “Digital Specimens” to explore the behavioral phenotype Mike Webster, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
10:00-10:15 Preserving Evidence of Biodiversity Patterns: GBIF and Persistent Biodiversity Data Management Donald Hobern, GBIF Executive Secretary
10:15-10:45 Break - The League Second Floor Concourse
Concurrent Session I - The League Ballroom (10:45 a.m. - Noon)
Session Recording
Moderators: Susan Butts and Jocelyn Sessa
10:45-11:00 3D Surface Models in Paleontology and Archaeology Dan Fisher, University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology
11:00-11:15 Paleobiology Database: A Community Based Data Service for Research, Education, and Museums Mark Uhen, George Mason University
11:15-11:30 MorphoSource: A Virtual Museum and Digital Repository for 3D Specimen Data Doug Boyer, Duke University
11:30-11:45 ePANDDA: enhancing Paleontological and Neontological Data Discovery API Susan Butts, Yale University; Seth Kaufman, Whirligig Inc.
11:45-12:00 The Importance and Challenges of Database Integration: MorphoBank, MorphoSource, and the Paleobiology Database Julie Winchester, Duke University
Concurrent Session II - The League Hussey Room (10:45 a.m. - Noon)
Session Recording
Moderator: Chris Dick
10:45-11:00 Integrating Relevant Hydrologic Measures with Digitized Biodiversity Data to Investigate Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Fishes Jason Knoft, Saint Louis University
11:00-11:15 Biogeographic Filtering and the Assembly of Neotropical rainforests: Insights Using Ecological Traits Derived from Digital Biodiversity Data Jordan Bemmels, University of Michigan
11:15-11:30 Supporting the Biological Collections Community with Specify Software for the Long Run Jim Beach, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
11:30-11:45 Supporting Research Pipelines through the Creation of Stratigraphic and Taxonomic Concordances Erica Clites, University of California Museum of Paleontology
11:45-12:00 Automating Tropical Pollen Counts Using Convolutional Neural Nets: From Image Acquisition to Identification Derek Haselhorst, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Illinois
12:00-1:30 Lunch (On your own) - See page 3 of logistics document for restaurant suggestions
Afternoon Workshops - The League Second Floor (1:30-4:30)
Workshop 2 - Hussey (2nd floor)
Session Recording
Workshop 1 - Ballroom (2nd floor) Workshop 3 - Vandenberg (2nd floor)
Leaders: Bob Hanner, Stinger Guala, James Macklin
Digital Data and the North American Nodes of the
Global Biodiversity Information Facility


National and Regional Coordination Roles within GBIF (Donald Hobern)
Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON): Connections and Cooperation (Stinger Guala)
The Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF) (James Macklin)
Canadensys: revealing the biodiversity of Canada (Anne Bruneau)
Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library Recent Activities (Martin Kalfatovic)
The Catalogue of Life: Infrastructure for Science (Tom Orrell)
Global Genome Biodiversity Network – Infrastructure for Genomic Research (Jon Coddington)
iDigBio, National Coordinating Center for NSF's ADBC Program (Larry Page)

Discussion Q&A
Leaders: Pascal Title and Alison Davis Rabosky
Automated species range map construction through aggregated global museum records
Leaders: Dan Rabosky, Jonathan Mitchell
Computational Macroevolution: Analysis and
Visualization of Complex Evolutionary Dynamics on Phylogenies
Dinner (On your own) - 4:30 - 5:30
Reception and Collections Tours at the Collections Research Facility, Varsity Drive (6:00-9:00 p.m.)
Busses departing Hill Auditorium 5:30 p.m.; loading for return at 8:30 p.m., with one return bus also going to Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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Day Two
Breakfast (On your own) 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Plenary Session - The League Ballroom (8:00 - 10:15 a.m.)
Session Recording
Moderator: Katelin D. Pearson
Time Title Presenter(s)
8:00-8:30 Big Data, Museum Specimens, Access and Archiving - Lessons from #scanAllFish Adam Summers, University of Washington
8:30-9:00 Video Data and Motion Analysis in Comparative Biomechanics Research Beth Brainerd, Brown University
9:00-9:30 The PREDICTS Project: Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity
In Changing Terrestrial Systems
Adriana De Palma, Natural History Museum, London
9:30-10:00 Field Collections to Digital Data: A Workflow for Fossils and the Use of Digital Data for Reconstructing Ancient Forests Dori Contreras, University of California Museum of Paleontology
10:00-10:15 Natural History Data Pipelines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Andy Bentley, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
10:15-10:45 Break - The League Second Floor Concourse
Concurrent Session III - The League Ballroom (10:45 a.m. - Noon)
Session Recording
Moderator: Katelin D. Pearson
10:45-11:00 Using Statistical Analysis to Calculate the Size of Biodiversity Literature Alicia Esquivel, Chicago Botanic Garden
11:00-11:15 Illustrating Value Added in Databasing Historical Collections: Entered, Proofed, and Done (or Not!) Tony Reznicek, University of Michigan Herbarium
11:15-11:30 The Encyclopedia of Life v3: Constructing a Linked Data Model Jennifer Hammock, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
11:30-11:45 Encyclopedia of Life Version 3: New Tools for the Exploration of Biodiversity Knowledge Katja Schulz, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
11:45-12:00 How do People see Biodiversity? Using a Digital Identification Key in a Citizen Science Program Mathilde Delaunay, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
12:00-12:15 Taxonomic Data Quality in GBIF: A Case Study of Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Groups Joan Damerow, Field Museum of Natural History
12:15-12:30 Hole-y Plant Databases! Understanding and Preventing Biases in Botanical Big Data Katelin D. Pearson, Florida State University
Concurrent Session IV - The League Hussey Room (10:45 a.m. - Noon)
Session Recording
Moderator: Priscilla Tucker
10:45-11:00 Reconstructing the Extinction Dynamics of Picea critchfieldii – The Application of Computer Vision to Fossil Pollen Analysis Surangi Punyasena, University of Illinois
11:00-11:15 The Application of Optical Supperresolution Microscopy to the Study of Pollen Morphology Michael Urban, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
11:15-11:30 Developing an Enterprise GIS to Support Collections Management, Teaching, and Research Michael Kost, University of Michigan, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
11:30-11:45 How Digitizing and Tagging Helped Solve the Tully Monster Mystery Paul Mayer, Field Museum of Natural History
11:45-12:00 Open Source Tools for Digitization Workflows Mark Metz, USDA ARS SEL
12:00-12:15 iDigBio and the Digital Humanities Maura Flannery, St. John's University, NY
12:15-12:30 Importance of Life Stage Capture in Dragonfly Specimen Digitization Emily Sandall, Frost Entomological Museum, Penn State University
12:30-1:45 Lunch (On your own) - See page 3 of logistics document for restaurant suggestions
Poster Session - The League Vandenberg Room (1:45 - 3:30 p.m.)
Widespread Sampling Bias in Herbarium Collections Identified from Comprehensively Sampled Mobilized Herbaria Barnabas H. Daru
Harvard University Herbaria
Digital Curation of Botanical Specimens from Isle Royale National Park Helen DeMarsh
Johns Hopkins University
Sharing Research Data: “I need to store and share data, and get recognition” Danielle Descoteaux, Publisher, Ecology & Biodiversity
Visually Representing a Biodiversity Literature Collection Using Metadata and Full Text Analysis Alicia Esquivel
Chicago Botanic Garden
Consider the Source: A Case Study Using GBIF Data for Research on Entocytherid Ostracods Raquel A. Fagundo
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Research and Management Applications of Online Collection Data: A Case Study of Prairie Fen Biodiversity Rachel Hackett
Central Michigan University
BioBeacon: An Online Field Guide to Digital Biodiversity Information Resources Jarrett Blair, Bob Hanner, University of Guelph
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
Identifying, Cross-referencing, and Extracting Dark Data using GeoDeepDive Erika Ito
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Taxonomic Concept Mapping in Support of Floristic Studies Thea Jaster
Oregon State University
The Potential Within a Modern Flora Thea Jaster
Oregon State University
Imago: Building a Biocollections Repository for Digital Preservation and Scientific Reproducibility Jennifer Laherty and Gary Motz
Indiana University
Exploring the Untapped Potential of CT Scanning in the Quantitative Analysis of Brachiopod Long Loops Natalia Lopez Carranza
University of California, Davis
Kurator: A scientific workflow tool for data quality improvement of natural science collections data James Macklin
Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada
Digitizing Archival Data: Ecoinformatics in the Alcohol House Kaylin Martin
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Opportunities for Collaboration Anna Monfils
Central Michigan University
Global Biotic Interactions: A Case Study in Ecological Data Aggregation Jorrit Poelen
Global Biotic Interactions
Big Data Opportunities in Ecological and Biodiversity Informatics: A Functional Trait Perspective Vaughn Shirey
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The Value of Digital Morphology for Understanding Plant (Paleo) Biodiversity Selena Smith
University of Michigan
Automatic Generation of Herbarium Labels from Spreadsheet Data using LaTeX R. Sean Thackurdeen
New York Botanical Garden
Wildbook: Computer-assisted Identification of Crowd-sourced Wildlife Imagery Jon Van Oast
Wild Me
Patterns and Processes in the Evolution of Opisthoglyphous Fangs in Colubrid Snakes Erin Westeen
University of Michigan
Digitization of Strepsirrhine Primates from the Duke Lemur Center Gabriel Yapuncich
North Carolina State University
3:30-4:00 Break - The League Second Floor Concourse
Capstone Session
Session Recording
Moderator: Gil Nelson
4:00-4:30 Prospects for the Use of Digitized Specimens in Studies of Plant Diversity and Evolution Michael Donoghue, Patrick Sweeney, and Beth Spriggs, Yale University
4:30-5:00 A Vision for a National Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity Research and what NSF can do Enable it Peter McCartney, National Science Foundation