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14. November 2016

Illustrations in biodiversity publications and copyright: Call for review

Illustrations are widely and increasingly used in scientific publications and communications. How can they be shared, reused? Our paper submitted to PLoS Biology is an attempt to provide an answer. 

We would like to invite...[more]


05. November 2016

Twenty years after

Twenty years ago, NASA approached the biodiversity community to explore the possibility to build a research program in NASA that would support biodiversity research. It was a time, where the state of the art have been single...[more]


01. November 2016

Shuttleworth Fellowship for Donat Agosti submitted

Donat Agosti submitted on November 1 his Shuttleworth Fellowship with the goal of making scientific data publication through Plazi an integral part of an open knowledge management system. A successful application will help move...[more]


22. July 2016

SpeciesTweet: TreatmentBank's new Twitter feed provides daily updates about newly discovered species

Species are being discovered every day.  While only a few ever make the news, these discoveries are critical for understanding our planet and ultimately providing us a full picture of biodiversity. With its new Twitter...[more]


12. July 2016

Open access to data on new and known taxa

The discovery of new species is regularly newsworthy, as well as impressive phenomena such as  the huge light trap Stade de France attracting moths reported yesterday. Whilst in the former case - because of a missing...[more]


11. July 2016

UEFA EURO 2016 final a challenge to biologists

Yesterday night at the UEFA EURO 2016 final, these pictures have been a hot topic: Not only Ronaldo had a vistor, but the entire stadium (movie) has been full of a particular moth species....[more]


Events

10. November 2016

December 5-9, 2016. TDWG: Biodiversity Information Standards, Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Viktor Senderov will present the lectures "1009. The Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System (OBKMS): A Semantic Suite Running on top of the Biodiversity Knowledge Graph" and "1028. Demonstrating the...[more]


18. November 2016

March 14-16, 2017 Final EU BON Meeting, Meise, Belgium

The Final EU BON Meeting is scheduled to take place from 14-16 March 2017 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels and at the stunning backdrop of Botanic Garden in Meise.

EU BON invites all interested...[more]


18. November 2016

August 15-18, 2017. 3rd BioSyst.EU meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden

On August 17 at the 3rd BioSyst.EU meeting , Plazi will organize for the Swiss Systematics Society the symposium "The future of scientific communication in biodiversity science.

Abstract: Sciences are undergoing a huge...[more]