Open Source Biology
Info Engaging Undergraduate Students In Ecological Investigations Using Large, Public Datasets -NCEAS Distributed Seminar Also available in presentation mode… Welcome to this NCEAS Distributed Seminar coordinated by the Ecological Society of America. Welcome — Big Data DS
Natural Capital Project - InVEST InVEST is a suite of software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. If properly managed, ecosystems yield a flow of services that are vital to humanity, including the production of goods (e.g., food), life-support processes (e.g., water purification), and life-fulfilling conditions (e.g., beauty, recreation opportunities), and the conservation of options (e.g., genetic diversity for future use). Despite its importance, this natural capital is poorly understood, scarcely monitored, and, in many cases, undergoing rapid degradation and depletion. InVEST enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation.
developers:projects:gsoc2012:ropensci [R Wiki] Summary: Dynamic access and visualization of scientific data repositories Description: rOpenSci is a collaborative effort to develop R-based tools for facilitating Open Science. Projects in rOpenSci fall into two categories: those for working with the scientific literature, and those for working directly with the databases. Visit the active development hub of each project on github, where you can see and download source-code, see updates, and follow or join the developer discussions of issues. Most of the packages work through an API provided by the resource (database, paper archive) to access data and bring it within reach of R’s powerful manipulation.
Introduction to Programming and Database Management for Biologists | Programming For Biologists Syllabus | Schedule | Assignments | Lectures Instructor: Dr. Ethan White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Education Modules | DataONE Below are links to education modules in powerpoint format that you can download and incorporate into your teaching materials. The topics covered include: Lesson 01: Why Data Management Lesson 02: Data Sharing Lesson 03: Data Management Planning Lesson 04: Data Entry and Manipulation Lesson 05: Data Quality Control and Assurance Lesson 06: Data Protection and Backups Lesson 07: Metadata Lesson 08: How to Write Good Quality Metadata Lesson 09: Data Citation Lesson 10: Analysis and Workflows Lesson 01-10: A complete set of all 10 modules These education modules are released as CC0 - No rights reserved. You may enhance and reuse for your own purposes.
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Home The Green Algae Tree of Life (GrAToL) is a project involving the collaboration of five institutions to understand the evolutionary relationships of all of the major groups of green algae, a diverse group of more than 14,000 photosynthetic species worldwide. Green algae are abundant and play important roles in a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, including deserts, extremely salty ponds, and coral reefs, and several species are symbiotic partners with lichens and animals. Thus, green algae are important primary producers in most ecosystems. Green algae are diverse in form - from microscopic single cells to large seaweeds - and function as important primary producers in most ecosystems. The project will employ DNA sequence data to assemble a tree of life reflecting the evolutionary history of the group.
Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse (TRIC)
OntoSpecies - exploring the Biology of Aging through ontologies
All Organisms from 1750 to 2000 - Taxatoy
R FAQ: The very basics of R R FAQ The very basics of R This page is designed to be a cheat sheet answering the most basic and fundamental questions that commonly come up when using R. Note that it is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of the commonly used R functions.
Citizen science This article or section is incomplete and its contents need further attention. Some sections may be missing, some information may be wrong, spelling and grammar may have to be improved etc. Use your judgment! Work on this piece started on January 2012. It includes some rough literature review on chosen topics, in particular with respect to topics like "how do participants learn", "in what respect are citizens creative", "what is their motivation", "how do communities work".
Ballona Historical Ecology
What's New | The EOL Biodiversity Synthesis Group
iPlant Collaborative Web Portal | The iPlant Collaborative: Empowering a New Plant Biology
Hackathons, Interoperability, Phylogenies (HIP), a NESCent working group, envision the future as a virtual phyloinformatics bazaar in which comparative data and phylogenies are saved, shared, annotated, liked, re-used, aggregated, mashed up, and linked in. In pursuit of this vision, the working group will stage a series of hackathons (intensive participant-driven code-development meetings) that empower early-career scientists to build the links of an emerging network of interoperable evolutionary resources . Hackathons - A hackathon is an event in which programmers ("hackers") meet to do collaborative programming. Hackathons naturally attract early-career researchers, and they provide a unique experience that combines learning, achievement and teamwork. Members of the HIP leadership team have extensive experience organizing and participating in hackathons (including 6 years of NESCent hackathons, as well as other bioinformatics hackathons). HIP - Evoio
NESCent: The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center