The Arizona State University, Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC), is offering a new internship for an undergraduate computer science student to develop and maintain the Symbiota software platform code base. Symbiota (https://symbiota.org/) is an open-source software for managing and mobilizing biodiversity data. Over the span of 20 years, Symbiota has developed into a distributed network of theme-based research portals incorporating data from over 1,900 biodiversity collections of preserved plants, animals, fossils, fungi, and more.
Dear Research Community:
In August 2018, Arizona State University's (ASU) Biocollections and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center were selected by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) leadership to be the NEON Biorepository, potentially for the full 30-year duration of the project as presently designed.
We are announcing a new course, offered during Session B of the 2016 Summer:
Species, Traits, and Trees - A Hands-On Introduction to Phylogenetic Systematics.
Click on the flyer (image) below for additional information. Enrollment is possible now.
2015 - present: M.Sc. Student in Biology, School of Life Sciences, ASU
The Hasbrouck Insect Collection is named in honor of Dr. Frank F. Hasbrouck, an expert on the "burrowing webworm moth" family Acrolophidae (Lepidotera) who was recruited to Arizona State University in 1962. Hasbrouck presided over the collection for nearly 25 years.
Opportunities for making gifts in kind
Our specimens are available for study
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 environment. PeerJ 3:e1470. Link to publication: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1470
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.