Thursday, July 29, 2010

NBII Staff and Partners to Participate in Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting

USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) staff and partners will participate in the United States Virtual Herbarium (USVH) Workshop and host a booth at this year’s Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, which will take place in Providence, RI, on July 31- August 4, 2010.  Ms. Elizabeth Sellers, NBII Botany Project, and Mr. Giri Palanisamy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will participate as members of the USVH Steering Committee and USVH Communications Infrastructure Task Force in the USVH Workshop.  Ms. Sellers will provide an overview of the new USVH Web site, and Mr. Palanisamy will represent the Integrated Publishing Tool (IPT) as part of the NBII’s role as the U.S. Node to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Node managers Ms. Jennifer Carlino and Ms. Marcia NcNiff will represent the NBII’s contributions and participation in regional herbarium and collection networks, and Dr. Gerald Guala will represent the NBII-hosted Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

(Photo: Tropical waterlily (Nymphaeaceae). Credit: John J. Mosesso /


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