Biological Collections

Committee Meeting #3

 

Date & Location: 

Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday April 24, 2019

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center – Irvine, CA

100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617

 

Open Session Agenda

   

DAY 1   Tuesday, April 23 – Huntington Room

 

9:00       Updates on Federal and National Efforts

Diane DiEuliis, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University

Collections and Biosecurity – Remote

 

4:15       Welcome and Introductions

Shirley Pomponi, Florida Atlantic University

James Collins, Arizona State University

 

4:20       Donald Hobern – Executive Secretary, International Barcode for Life Consortium

Data Integration and Attribution – Remote

 


 

DAY 2   Wednesday, April 24 – Board Room

 

9:00       Welcome & Introductions

Shirley Pomponi, Florida Atlantic University

James Collins, Arizona State University

 

9:10     Anna Monfils, Director, Central Michigan University Herbarium, Central Michigan University

Perspective on the BLUE data initiative and the contribution of small collections

 

9:30     Neil Cobb – Director of the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, Northern Arizona University

Arthropod Holdings and Digitization Efforts for North America with a focus on the United States: Meeting National to Global Needs for Biodiversity Data – Remote

 

9:50       Question and Answer Session with Dr. Monfils and Dr. Cobb

 

10:15   Michael Nachman, Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

Long-term success and challenges in establishing and sustaining university museum biological collections – Remote

 

10:35    Question and Answer Session with Dr. Nachman

 

10:50   Lucinda McDade, Director of Research, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Long-term success and challenges in establishing and sustaining a botanical garden and a seed bank promoting research, conservation, and education

 

11:10    Stephanie Greene, Supervisory Plant Physiologist, USDA National Lab for Genetic Resource Preservation, Ft. Collins

Agricultural Genebanks: Management, Use, and Challenges – Remote

 

11:30    Question and Answer Session with Dr. McDade and Dr. Greene

 

11:45    Public Comments: Members of the public are invited to share evidence and views they would like for the committee to take into consideration.  (Advance registration required. Email JDeMouy@nas.edu for registration.)

 

12:00    Adjourn Session