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Public version of the LepNet 2014 proposal

Via Neil Cobb, a public version of the LepNet proposal (October, 2014). Complete title: “Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: Lepidoptera of North America Network: Documenting Diversity in the Largest Clade of Herbivores”.

PDF available here.

Symbiota poster at the 10th International Mycological Congress

This a belated poster upload of an innovative study on assessing the accuracy of voucher identifications for lichenized fungi records stored in the Symbiota software platform, presented by Robert Lücking of The Field Museum of Natural History and co-authors at the the 10th International Mycological Congress, Bangkok,Thailand, held on August 03-08, 2014.

Complete poster title: Lücking, R., E. Gilbert, N. Franz, P. Morris, S. Bates, B Thiers & C. Gries. 2014. The Symbiota Portal for North American Collections of Plants, Fungi, and Lichens: how to address the problem of incorrect taxon identifications. inlarge on-line specimen repositories. Poster, 10th International Mycological Congress, Bangkok,Thailand, held on August 03-08, 2014. PDF available here: LueckingEtAl2014-SymbiotaTaxonIdentifications

LepNet proposal team convenes at ASU

On July 3-4, 2014, a team including Neil Cobb (NAU), Katja Seltmann (AMNH), Nico Franz and Ed Gilbert (ASU) convened at Alameda to discuss plans to create a new Lepidoptera collections network (“LepNet”). Our main focus was to discuss use cases, workflows, and data schema models to represent “associations” of butterflies and moths in Symbiota. This would include the ability to submit searches by herbivore taxon (e.g., “Papilio indra“) and obtaining a list of associated plant taxa, based both on actual occurrence records stored in the network and in an “associations module” that can receive information published in various Symbiota-external sources.

New publication: Symbiota software platform

With lead author Corinna Gries of the University of Wisconsin, two Franz Lab members have a new publication in the Biodiversity Data Journal reviewing the Symbiota software platform. Symbiota has become popular with a broad range of North American collections networks and is gaining support in Central America as well.

Citation:

  • Gries, C., E.E. Gilbert & N.M. Franz. 2014. Symbiota – a virtual platform for creating voucher-based biodiversity information communities. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1114 (24 Jun 2014). doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1114. Link to Open Access publication.

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Core ASUHIC conventions for geo-referencing

An updated summary of conventions used in our insect collection to ensure consistent and accurate geo-referencing. [Prequel: Go to SCAN and log in; then proceed to “My Profile”, then “Specimen Management”, then select ASUHIC.] Blog post in development!

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Hasbrouck Insect Collection poster presentations at 21st SoLS Undergraduate Symposium

ASUHIC and Franz Lab students contributed two research posters to this year’s 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium of ASU’s School of Life Sciences, held on the afternoon of April 04, 2014. Here are the authors, titles, and links to PDFs. Well done, all!

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SCAN presentation video at the iDigBio Education & Outreach Workshop

Neil Cobb presents a SCAN progress update at the 2014 iDigBio Education & Outreach Workshop. Watch all of iDigBio’s Vimeo uploads here: https://vimeo.com/idigbio

Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network – Neil Cobb from iDigBio on Vimeo.

TDWG 2013: Crowd Sourcing with Symbiota Presentation

Presentation slides are now posted for the TDWG 2013 Symbiota LBCC Crowd Sourcing talk. Thanks to Ed Gilbert, Ben Brandt, and Corinna Gries for timely feedback. An overview of the new crowd sourcing module’s functions and “rules for engagement” for prospective contributors and collection managers is here.

Franz Et Al. Crowd Sourcing and Community Management Capabilities Available within Symbiota Data Portals from taxonbytes