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Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.
The workshop call is now closed
All submissions will be assessed and the applicants will be contacted by January 16th 2012.
We would like to thank everyone who applied for an eTaxonomy Workshop Bursary.
If you have missed the workshop deadline there are still other ways that eMonocot could assist you in your e-taxonomy work. Therefore if you are interested in the eMonocot project and wish to learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chasing Madagascar forest grasses: collecting expedition 5 October – 8 November 2011
Maria S. Vorontsova
The 20th World Orchid Conference is underway in Singapore this week. Lauren Gardiner (Kew) is among the delegates and will be presenting our emonocot Orchidaceae poster, highlighting the main outputs of the emonocot project for this huge family. http://www.20woc.com.sg/site/
At the end of September 2011, the Biodiversity Synthesis Center (BioSynC) at the Field Museum in Chicago hosted a synthesis meeting for researchers working on Carex. They were joined by representatives from EOL and eMonocot.
During a recent field trip to the Caribbean island of
Montserrat, myself and Marcelo Sellaro discovered plant species which had not
previously been known to occur on the island. I specialise in the Araceae
family (Aroids), while Marcelo looks after the Aroid and Bromeliad collection
in Kew’s Horticulture department. Read more about the beautiful island of
Montserrat and the interesting monocots we found there on the Kew UK Overseas Territories
Participants of the BioSynC 2011 meeting, The Field Museum, Chicago, 26th to 30th September 2011- Photo credits: BioSynC Carex group
As part of Science Uncovered at The Natural History Museum, members of the eMonocot & Scratchpad teams engaged with the public under the theme "Taxonomy 2.0" to discuss their work.
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and project update (Paul Wilkin)
10:15 - 10:45 Content Team Progress (Soraya Villalba)
10:45 - 11:00 Scratchpad Requirement gathering exercise (Sarah Phillips)
11:00 - 11:30 eMonocot Scratchpad Profile Progress (Ed Baker)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break