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New Initiative Will Improve Access to Biological Collections, Data

WASHINGTON, DC – Scientists have launched a new national initiative to build a research and end-user community dedicated to developing a Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA).  The project is an outgrowth of recent scientific meetings in which scientists have articulated a need to digitally capture biological specimens and associated data held in natural science collections…
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I am a botanist…

When I tell people that I make my living in botany, they often guess at what that means. Some have no sense for the word. Others imagine me on slow strolls through meadows, sniffing wildflowers and communing with songbirds. I also often get asked if being a botanist means that I grow marijuana. I have…
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Student Research Grants 2014

The SHC grant committee is pleased to announce the awardees of the two SHC 2014 Student Research Grants: Nathan Howell, Master's candidate, North Carolina State University. "The Vascular Flora of the Natural Lake Shoreline Community of Carolina Bays in the Carolina Flatwoods Ecoregion (Bladen and Columbus Counties, North Carolina)." Advisor: Alexander Krings. Marika Laurel Majack,…
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North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH)

The North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) working group and iDigBio are pleased to sponsor a two-part webinar series on georeferencing herbarium collections using Geolocate (http://www.museum.tulane.edu/geolocate/). This announcement is also at https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Small_Herbarium_Interest_Group and http://scnet.acis.ufl.edu/tags/nansh-webinars. Topic: Georeferencing herbarium specimens using Geolocate Presenter: Nelson Rios, Tulane and Geolocate Date: 7 and 14 July 2014 Time: 2:00-3:00…
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