What’s been occupying my time, you ask? A ton of georeferencing! I presented on my ecological niche modeling research at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida at the end of September. I then turned around and went to an iDigBio Georeferencing for Research Use course at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in sunny Santa Barbara, California.
Since I only returned a few days ago, I have not yet had a chance to fully realize all that I am hoping to do with georeferencing. For starters, I am working an SOP for best practices for georeferencing specimens with a variety of locality data types. This will help ensure that our records are traceable and replicable, and will help with the “fatigue” that is associated with spending a lot of time on georeferencing. Stay tuned!