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29. February 2016

Data Sharing Principles and Legal Interoperability for Essential Biodiversity Variables

The ambitious goal to monitor biodiversity globally is a huge challenge and requires innovative solutions. Essential Biodiversity Variables are an approach chosen by GEO BON to measure changes of biodiversity a global...[more]

25. February 2016

5* publishing in taxonomy: Formicine phylogeny by Ward et al., 2016

Ward et al.’s recent publication on formicine taxonomy is implementing the results from their phylogenetic analyses in taxonomy, that is listing all the new combinations of names, synonymies or resurrection of old names. These...[more]

18. January 2016

Open Access is the basis for access to our knowledge, not to single PDFs

Open Access in taxonomy is curently discussed in an unusually long thread in Taxacom which shows how little advanced the understanding of our modern science communication, better cyber space and its application to our domain in...[more]

18. January 2016

Plazi Source Codes available

All the source codes of programs developed at Plazi are now available through the developers section. This includes currently 17 depositions.[more]

15. January 2016

Building Plazi - thoughts from Amazon

The news this morning that Amazon got the permission to ship cargo on their own vessles from China to the States reflects the insights and conclusions behind getting a delivery of goods by Amazon at mininmal costs for use...[more]

02. January 2016

What's in a name?

A scientific name in biology is much more than just a name for something out there in nature we recognize as a unit. Read what Puneet Kishor has to say.[more]


23. December 2015

September 25 -30, 2016. International Entomological Conference, Orlando, FL, USA

Donat Agosti, Terry Catapano, and Willi Egloff will talk about progress in digitization and access to taxonomic data and related copyright and access issues.  A schedule will be provided here.[more]

25. March 2016

April 26/27, 2016 DIGIMAR Workshop - Future Course for Europe's Marine Libraries

Donat Agosti will participate in this workshop with the aim to identify and outline potential new digital services and digitisation projects for Marine Libraries in the 21st century [more]

25. April 2016

June 14/15, 2016. GLOBIS-B workshop on traits

Donat Agosti and Willi Egloff will participate at the GLOBIS-B workshop in Seville. The mission of the GLOBIS-B project is to foster the global cooperation of biodiversity research infrastructures and...[more]