[Tdwg-phylo] MIAPA-related workshop at TDWG next week

Arlin Stoltzfus arlin at umd.edu
Wed Oct 12 17:51:49 CEST 2011

Dear workshop participants and others--

At the TDWG (Biodiversity Info Standards) meeting next week in New  
Orleans, there will be a workshop on phylogenetic standards.  The  
workshop page, with the schedule, is here:


Like last year, this will be a quasi-OpenSpace meeting.  The workshop  
opens Monday with 3 short talks to set the stage.  Then participants  
are invited to discuss issues arising from the talks, and then to  
discuss possible projects.  Monday will end with participants  
coalescing spontaneously into clusters (of about 3 to 7 people each)  
to work on a project they have designed.  Tuesday is the work day--  
clusters will work all day on projects, taking breaks as needed.

While this may not sound like much time, a cluster with clear goals  
can accomplish a lot in one day.  One of the projects from last year  
turned into a larger study (manuscript in preparation) that you will  
hear about in my talk on Monday.

I'm going to send a separate message about project ideas.

Arlin Stoltzfus (arlin at umd.edu)
Fellow, IBBR; Adj. Assoc. Prof., UMCP; Research Biologist, NIST
IBBR, 9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD
tel: 240 314 6208; web: www.molevol.org

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