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Publicerat av Anders Telenius --

Two-day course in biodiversity analysis “R in Biodiversity Analysis: rOpenSci for all” Tuesday-Wednesday January 24-25 2017.

While in recent years the availability to biodiversity information has increased dramatically, successively more researchers and analysts have employed R programming for presentation and analysis in ecology, evolutionary and conservation biology, and environmental management practice.

By a collaborative effort GBIF-Sweden, the Bioinformatics and Genetics unit at theSwedish Museum of Natural History, EU BON and Swedish LifeWatch now offer a two-day course in R programming introducing up-to-date tools for application and analysis within these fields of science and management.

By bringing together some of the world´s most prominent R developers we expect to be able to offer a wide-ranging introduction to the topic, to present possibilities for customized tools adaptation, and opportunities for individual practice.

Welcome to the course! Please find detailed information regarding the two-day programme and registration instructions at http://www.nrm.se/english/researchandcollections/courseopensourcetoolsforbiodiversityanalysis.9003870.html. Additional information will be published successively at the same address. Remember to register no later than January 16.

PhD position in Systematic Biology/Mycology, Uppsala University

Publicerat av Anders Telenius --

Two-day course in biodiversity analysis “R in Biodiversity Analysis: rOpenSci for all” Tuesday-Wednesday January 24-25 2017.

While in recent years the availability to biodiversity information has increased dramatically, successively more researchers and analysts have employed R programming for presentation and analysis in ecology, evolutionary and conservation biology, and environmental management practice.

By a collaborative effort GBIF-Sweden, the Bioinformatics and Genetics unit at theSwedish Museum of Natural History, EU BON and Swedish LifeWatch now offer a two-day course in R programming introducing up-to-date tools for application and analysis within these fields of science and management.

By bringing together some of the world´s most prominent R developers we expect to be able to offer a wide-ranging introduction to the topic, to present possibilities for customized tools adaptation, and opportunities for individual practice.

Welcome to the course! Please find detailed information regarding the two-day programme and registration instructions at http://www.nrm.se/english/researchandcollections/courseopensourcetoolsforbiodiversityanalysis.9003870.html. Additional information will be published successively at the same address. Remember to register no later than January 16.

Course at the Swedish Museum of Natural History on R in Biodiversity Analysis

Publicerat av Anders Telenius --

Invitation
– Government agencies are becoming increasingly dependent on sophisticated information technology in fulfilling their core missions. It has been recognized for a long time that open source systems offer many advantages that should be particularly appealing when considering public investment in information technology. Nevertheless, the adoption of open source systems in the public sector is surprisingly slow, and there are still few examples of government agencies engaged in open-source development projects.

– In this symposium, we want to share the experiences from a few of the open source systems that are used now in the public sector, and we want to highlight some open source development projects driven by government agencies in Sweden and abroad.

Speakers include
– Sanja Halling (Open Source and work with Open Data issues at the National Archivesexternal link, opens in new window)
– Jessica Andersson (Koha steering groupexternal link)
– Peter Krantz (National Library of Swedenexternal link)
– James Macklin (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadaexternal link)
– Jo Judge (National Biodiversity Networkexternal link)
– Anna Otmalm (Swedish Environmental Protection Agencyexternal link)
– Dave Martin (CSIROexternal link)
– Scott Chamberlain, (rOpenSciexternal link)
– Markus Skyttner (Swedish Museum of Natural History)

Discussion topics
– What long-term benefits do we see from increased public commitment to open source?
– What are the impediments to further progress?
– Why is progress in the adoption of open source systems in the public sector so slow in Sweden?
– How does the progress in Sweden compare to that in other countries

Programme
Monday January 23: Symposium starts at 09:00 (Registration from 08:30)

– Our invited speakers (from Sweden and abroad) present their experience from open source systems in the public sector.
– Group discussions on open source systems in the public sector.
– Panel discussion.
– Coffee/tea at breaks.

See the full programme at http://www.nrm.se/english/researchandcollections/symposiumopensourcesystems/program.9003769.html

Contact
– If you have any questions, please contact Anders Telenius at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics. E-mail: anders.telenius@nrm.se, Telephone: +46 (0)8 5195 5129

Svenska systematikföreningen

Publicerat av Alexandre Antonelli --

We are looking for a Scientific Project Coordinator for the newly established Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC) and our own research group.

GGBC has two main goals: to further develop biodiversity research, and to bridge the gap between scientists, the public and industry through various outreach activities. The Centre represents a long-term collaboration among the following institutions at the University of Gothenburg: the Department of Marine Sciences, the Department of Biological and Environmental Science, the Department of Geosciences, Herbarium GB, the Centre for Sea and Society, and the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology. Moreover, it comprises the following organisations: Department of Energy & Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Havets Hus, Maritime Museum and Aquarium, Nordens Ark, The Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, and Universeum Science Centre.

Please spread the word to potentially suitable candidates. For more information please visit:

In English: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&Dnr=814992&Type=E

In Swedish: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&Dnr=814992&Type=S