Arctos collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI)

by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer One result of networking at SPNHC 2019 was a potential collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI). Casual discussions with Jorrit Poelen of GloBI after one of our presentations set off a plan for construction of a GloBI <> Arctos bridge. GloBI provides open access to finding species interaction data (e.g., predator-prey, … Continue reading Arctos collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI)

Arctos Goes to Chicago!

by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Members of the Arctos Community represented both Arctos and their institutions at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Annual Conference in Chicago this past May. With attendees from Alabama Museum of Natural History, Angelo State Natural History Collections, Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections, Chicago Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading Arctos Goes to Chicago!

We’d like to Welcome Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History into Arctos!

The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History supports natural history education and research opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the greater Santa Cruz community. Established in 2014 through a lead endowment gift from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Norris Center builds upon the contributions that Professor Ken Norris and others made to the … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History into Arctos!

ORCIDs and Arctos

by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer ORCID is an alternate address in Arctos.  What’s an ORCID? ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. An ORCID is also one of the ways to get your name … Continue reading ORCIDs and Arctos

You’ve got GenBank Submissions!

by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Arctos has a tool that can help you find GenBank submissions to which you haven't linked your specimens. From the main menu select Reports/Services>Find Low-Quality Data>GenBank Discovery Tool. GenBank Discovery Tool is a script that periodically crawls GenBank looking for sequences that may be related to Arctos specimens and which do not … Continue reading You’ve got GenBank Submissions!

Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Phyllis Sharp on WoRMS

Until recently, Arctos members could select either Arctos Plants or Arctos (everything else) as their Taxonomic Source.  Beginning December 2018, we uploaded the entire database of the WoRMS – the World Register of Marine Species (http://www.marinespecies.org) - as an additional Source named WoRMS (via Arctos).  Currently, it is being used only by DMNS Marine Invertebrate … Continue reading Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Phyllis Sharp on WoRMS

We’d like to Welcome Angelo State Natural History Collections into Arctos!

The Biology Department maintains the Angelo State Natural History Collections, which contains nearly 150,000 specimens of all types of living organisms. The collections are preserved, documented and curated assemblages that are important to a wide array of human activities. The collections are essential to the management of natural resources because they document the diversity and … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome Angelo State Natural History Collections into Arctos!

We’d like to Welcome the Ohio Wesleyan’s Brant Museum of Zoology into Arctos!

Ohio Wesleyan's Brant Museum of Zoology houses teaching collections of mammals, birds and their eggs and nests, insects, mollusks, and corals, with smaller collections of other taxa. This natural history museum features more than 400 mounted birds, including a golden eagle. It draws researchers from across the country, but its collections are used primarily for … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome the Ohio Wesleyan’s Brant Museum of Zoology into Arctos!

We’d like to Welcome the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections into Arctos!

The Arkansas State University Museum of Zoology (ASUMZ) is an active group of research and teaching collections that joined with the herbarium in 2016 to unify as the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections (ACBC) within the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University. 1. Feather mite. 2. From the Dirty Jobs visit with Mike … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections into Arctos!