- Participants from across disciplines and collections gathered in Beltsville, Md., from Sept. 19 through 21. Beyond keynote addresses, lightning talks and panels, participants engaged in discussions about new strategies and action items to increase the impact of scientific collections for food security research.
- — BHL (@BioDivLibrary)Mon, Sep 19 2016 16:53:41We're joining the #foodsecurity conference this week. Follow along at #scicollfood https://twitter.com/sci_coll/status/777888983577747456 …
- — BHL (@BioDivLibrary)Mon, Sep 19 2016 17:11:19.@sci_coll built to help connect collections across disciplines and support inter-disciplinary research.… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/777918003027607552 …
- — Northeastern IPM Ctr (@NortheastIPM)Mon, Sep 19 2016 12:47:07
- Keynote speakers David Inouye, professor emeritus from the University of Maryland and principal investigator at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, and Kristen Gremillion, professor at Ohio State University, spoke to a group of approximately 50 individuals. Inouye spoke on how collections and field studies of pollinators contribute to food security research. Gremillion highlighted archaeological collections' role in aiding food security.
- — Roderic Page (@rdmpage)Mon, Sep 19 2016 18:16:17
- — BHL (@BioDivLibrary)Mon, Sep 19 2016 18:27:26
- — SciColl (@sci_coll)Mon, Sep 19 2016 18:31:56
- — Cyndy Parr (@cydparr)Mon, Sep 19 2016 18:42:30
- Inouye and Gremillion's work was also featured on the blog, run by our group, Scientific Collections International.
- — SciColl (@sci_coll)Mon, Sep 19 2016 18:40:24
- To finish the first day, various individuals from across agencies and disciplines presented the best way to use their repositories and specimens.
- — Cyndy Parr (@cydparr)Mon, Sep 19 2016 21:30:04Pat Mergen highlights African fungus expedition from Botanic Garden Meuse http://rwandafungi3/blogspot.be/… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/777983118934478848 …
Stressor and Drivers of Food Security: Evidence from Scientific Collections
From September 19 to 21, curators and researchers across collections and disciplines met at USDA's National Agricultural Library to discuss the topic of food security and how collections enhance its research.
byTricia Fulks Kelley140 Views