[Taxacom] Collections-based symposium & roundtable at NAOC, Tuesday 16 August

Kevin Winker kevin.winker at alaska.edu
Mon Apr 18 14:45:49 CDT 2016

We're hoping many of you can join us for this one-day event at the North
American Ornithological Congress on Tuesday 16 August.

Find the summary (copied below) under the Workshops and Training Classes
tab at the website here:


Tuesday, August 16, 2016
8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
*Collections-based Symposium & Roundtable Discussion*  (One-Day Workshop)

*AM: Integrating Natural History Collections into Undergraduate Education *
Talks and discussions on integrating natural history collections into
undergraduate education. Our goal is to convey the relevance of museums for
training the next generation of scientists. We also tie in the relevance of
museums to conservation through discussions of specific research projects
involving undergraduate students. Examples of conservation-focused work
include studies on stable isotopes, resurveys, phylogeography, genetic
change over time, trophic change, disease ecology, pesticide/toxicity
studies, describing cryptic species, and species distribution modeling.

*PM: Issues in Collections Management and Museum Science*
The afternoon session will include a round-table discussion, considering
some of the most pressing issues in collections management today, including
data quality, complexity, and associated software; social media;
destructive sampling; specimen transport; and permitting.

   - Carla Cicero

   - Chris Milensky

   - Kevin Winker

More information about the Taxacom mailing list