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NelsonMinar/vector-river-map NelsonMinar/vector-river-map Map of American Rivers A vector tile demonstration and tutorial
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 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. Natural Capital Project - InVEST
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. developers:projects:gsoc2012:ropensci [R Wiki]

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R-bloggers | R news & tutorials from the web Scraping organism metadata for Treebase repositories from GOLD using Python and R Scraping organism metadata for Treebase repositories from GOLD using Python and RI recently wanted to get hold of habitat/phenotype/sequencing metadata for the individual organisms of an archived Read more » Two R tutorials for beginners Two R tutorials for beginnersI am currently in the process of rescuing some of the pages from my now defunct blogger blog and moving to this Github/Clojure/Bootstrap version.... Read more »
Introduction to Programming and Database Management for Biologists | Programming For Biologists Introduction to Programming and Database Management for Biologists | Programming For Biologists Syllabus | Schedule | Assignments | Lectures Instructor: Dr. Ethan White (
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Education Modules | DataONE 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 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.
Welcome to the Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse, a resource hosted by the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) to support capacity-building in the field of tropical forest restoration and reforestation. Haz clic aquí para recursos “en Español” o “em Português.” Search for Projects and Literature: Select the following categories found below and on the sidebar Enter a keyword into the search function: (keywords can include topics, authors, species names, and locations) Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse (TRIC) Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse (TRIC)
OntoSpecies - exploring the Biology of Aging through ontologies
All Organisms from 1750 to 2000 - Taxatoy
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R FAQ: The very basics of R 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.
The Dynamic Edition is a constantly evolving version of the Catalogue of Life. Anything can change as the list develops: names, their associated details, and their content providers and there is no tracking of those changes. For that reason, the Dynamic Edition is not the one to quote if you wish to cite a verifiable source. It is, however, a great 'expert system', helping those at the forefront of their science to track, and contribute to the development of taxonomy. Periodic issues are progressively enhanced, in what will evolve as a dynamically developing system, made available online and as web-services.

Catalogue of Life - 3rd February 2012 :: Search all names

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 Since December 2007, BioSynC has hosted over 40 synthesis meetings with over 1,000 participants from 45 countries on topcis ranging from Tree Visualization to Coral Evolution to Integrating Ontologies. These synthesis meetings have resulted in many new collaborations, projects, grant and grant proposals, and publications all advancing biodiversity science. Here are some recent updates from our past synthesis meetings.
iPlant Collaborative Web Portal | The iPlant Collaborative: Empowering a New Plant Biology
HIP - Evoio
NESCent: The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center