VertNet Biodiversity Informatics Training Workshop I

The Biodiversity Informatics Training Workshop (BITW), will provide participants with the training and experience to work with primary biodiversity data sources and new tools necessary to become proficient in biodiversity informatics and conduct biodiversity research. Led by experienced informaticists and researchers, the BITW will emphasize the use and analysis of aggregated biodiversity data from VertNet, and other sources, for a wide of variety of research.

During the course of five days, participants will work closely with trainers to address compelling biodiversity research questions, focusing on the entire scope of a research project, from initial data acquisition to tools for data evaluation to analysis and finally, project dissemination and outreach. The workshop will include large and small group exercises on a common curriculum as well as the opportunity for participants to discuss and explore individual research questions with trainers.


25 people. Advanced undergraduates, recent post baccalaureates, and early-career graduate students currently working, or interested in a career in a biodiversity related field, including, but not limited to, ecology, conservation, geography, biology, environmental science, computer science, and library science.

Contact information 

All applications materials and recommendations must be received by 11:59pm PT on January 10, 2012 for consideration. Application materials are available at http://vertnet.org/about/BITW.php. Submit application materials online (http://vertnet.org/about/BITW.php) or send all completed materials and one letter of recommendation to dbloom@vertnet.org or David Bloom, VertNet Coordinator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UCB, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720.

  • Bloom, David (Main contact)