Cybertaxonomy

05/30/2011 - 06/02/2011

Chicago, IL, USA

This meeting developed practical tools and strategies for the efficient transfer of taxonomic data from legacy and contemporary paper publications to major online cybertaxonomic resources including ZooBank, Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

FishToL

05/23/2011 - 05/25/2011

Biodiversity Synthesis Center, The Field Museum, 
Chicago, IL, USA

This was a small workshop to develop a large grafted megatree of all 880 fish families, both fossil and recent. Funded by an NSF Research Coordination Network grant to Guillermo Orti, the workshop developed phylogenetic trees and taxonomic web pages for EOL and ToLWeb for higher level fish taxonomic groups.

Photo © John E. Randall, 2009

Barcode of Life

03/25/2011 - 03/27/2011

Biodiversity Synthesis Center, The Field Museum, 
Chicago, IL, USA

BioSynC hosted the CBOL Database Analysis Working Group which brought together 15 participants to discuss multi-locus based identifications for plants and the Barcode of Life Data Portal and establishing more direct linkages to EOL.

S2I2

03/22/2011 - 03/24/2011

Biodiversity Synthesis Center, The Field Museum, 
Chicago, IL, USA

BioSynC hosted a workshop which brought together 25 participants from different fields (e.g., museum professionals, librarians, archivists, and industrial engineers) to discuss workflow engineering in natural history collections.

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Hymenoptera Ontologies

10/14/2010 - 10/17/2010

Raleigh, NC, USA

Hymenoptera Ontologies brought together 37 experts in systematics, taxonomy, anatomy, programming, and informatics for cross-domain education and to determine the best way to enhance EOL with product and content from the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology. The meeting produced new curators and a data partnership for EOL.