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New publication: Emerging semantics to link phenotype and environment

Submitted by nfranz on February 11, 2016 - 2:17pm

The following paper was published in late 2015, with Nico Franz and Guanyang Zhang as ASU co-authors.

Thessen, A.E. et al. (including N.M Franz and G. Zhang). Emerging semantics to link phenotype and environmentPeerJ 3:e1470. Link to publication:

Welcome to the BioKIC Academy

Submitted by nfranz on February 9, 2016 - 1:31pm

This blog post introduces the BioKIC Academy program, led by Anne Basham, and focused on promoting literacy and understanding of our biodiversity ​via collection-based pedagogy. The goals are to connect learners of all ages with natural history collections through hands-on activities, community programs, and innovative learning tools and resources for the classroom. You can register and participate in courses and workshops.

Systematics discussion: Making globally unique identifiers work for biocollections data

Submitted by nfranz on February 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

Blog posts related to the ASU-SoLS seminar "Current Topics in Systematics" (BIO 494 / EVO 598), formerly posted here (with 53 posts), are now migrating to the BioKIC blog. This Spring 2016 semester we started off reading paper on biodiversity informatics. This is the paper to read and discuss for next week's session: