Catching up? While this is not all of the news related to Species360's role in science and conservation, here is a look at some of the recent news regarding the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, ZIMS data impact on conservation and…
May 3, Species360 Director of Science Dr. Dalia Conde will lead a discussion on the power of aquarium and zoo data for scientific discovery. The course is part of a workshop on the role of zoos in advancing conservation and biological sciences, with for researchers from zoos, museums, and academic institutions.
Species360 Director of Science and Conservation Science Alliance lead Dr. Dalia Conde speaks with ScienceNode writer August Reed about her path to using high performance computing in ecology research.
As a member of the Species360 Research Partner Program, the SSA will use data from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to bridge gaps in demographic, husbandry, welfare, and medical information that is essential to protecting and caring for gibbons.
For our annual volunteer project, Species360 searched for a volunteer project that we could do together online – and we found Zooniverse! This innovative online platform allows researchers to crowdsource their work. Volunteers can help with projects in areas such as music and art, medicine, history, language, biology, space, and more.
Oregon State University, along with The Nature Conservancy and dozens of conservation groups, led a groundbreaking study that found 90.6% of the species population has been wiped out and estimated as many as 5.75 billion animals died from the disease since the die-off began. Species360 is pleased to be a part of foundational research that is essential to informing species conservation.
Species360 research partners use ZIMS data to discover new insights. Among the participants in the research partner program are University of California at Berkeley and UC Davis (United States), University of Navarro (Spain), Babes Bolyai University (Romania), Murdoch University (Australia), and Royal Agriculture University (England).
As a Research Partner, Fort Worth Zoo gains access to aggregated, anonymous data needed to better understand medical norms, animal care and welfare best practices, and more. These insights are made possible by Species360 members who curate and share data on the individual animals and collections in their care.