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Biodiversity synthesis: Linking large phylogenies with species traits and ecologies.

Folk, Ryan [1].

Biodiversity synthesis: Linking large phylogenies with species traits and ecologies.

The growth of online biodiversity resources has been rapid, ranging from species occurrences (e.g., iDigBio, GBIF), to traits (e.g., TRY), and expert literature (e.g., eFloras). Rapid growth has also led to a range of resources to further process available resources into computable datasets (e.g., GEOLocate, Explorer of Taxon Concepts), and integrated workflow environments (e.g., BiotaPhy, Arbor). Researchers are only beginning to tap the potential of these datasets for studies in evolution and ecology; we are at the threshold of assessing species traits and ecologies at truly continental scales. Needed is a synthesis of these developments to highlight the ability we now have to generate high-quality datasets for broad use.   The purpose of this symposium is to showcase novel methods and applications of biodiversity data in a phylogenetic context, and to stimulate discussion of ways to move forward in generating and leveraging large-scale biodiversity information resources. While united by a biodiversity informatics theme, our invitees will cover a broad swathe of methodological and practical approaches, including (1) extracting computable resources from floras and other biodiversity literature, (2) linking phylogenetic and distributional data to assess phylodiversity, (3) assessing habitat and trait evolution, and (4) mobilizing these resources to reconstruct plant diversification. As well as covering diverse research topics representing the future of the field, our colloquium will aim to represent the diversity of the botanical community across gender, race, orientation and other axes, and will place a priority on highlighting the work of early-career investigators.

1 - Mississippi State University, 295 E. Lee Blvd., P.O. Box GY, 295 E. Lee Blvd., P.O. Box GY, Mississippi State, MS, 39762, United States

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Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Session: COL01, Biodiversity synthesis: Linking large phylogenies with species traits and ecologies
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: COL01SUM
Abstract ID:1049
Candidate for Awards:None

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