Poster – Species Mashup: Biodiversity in the Information Age

I presented this poster (I intend to supply a digital version at some later point) at the 2010 meeting of the Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers. The agenda for that conference is available online.

This was part of my contract work as content manager for the now defunct National Biological Information Infrastructure’s Southern Appalachian Information Node (SAIN).

An archive of the NBII program’s web site is available from the U.S. “Fugitive Agencies”collection.

The most recent iteration of SAIN was as “SEIN” for “Southeast Information Node,” a change resulting from some of the organizational upheaval in the final months leading to the program’s ultimate termination in a Presidential line item budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey.   The archive for the overall site is available online: <>; the specific application promoted by this poster is available at <>.






About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on October 18, 2010, in Conferences, Professional Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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