Workshop on CSAT joint the 2nd Symposium on Freshwater Biology, Zagreb, Croatia, 17 February 2017.
Papp, B., Döme, B. (2016): Synthesys Collections Self-Assessment Tool – European Standards for Natural History Collection Management - 5th Congress of Ecologists of the Republic of Macedonia with international participation, Abstract Book, Ohrid, Macedonia, 19th – 22rd October 2016, Macedonian Ecological Society, p. 56.
Synthesys gästforskare i mars
Sandra Freire Rallo
Sandra besöker enheten för Botanik 2-15 mars och har Mats Wedin som värd. Hon ska undersöka mångfalden av en viss parasitisk svamp på lavar i våra samlingar.
Projekttitel: Screening of tremellalean diversity in herbarium lichen samples, and morphological studies of lichenicolous Tremellales (Basidiomycota, Fungi) on the lichenized families Teloschistaceae and Candelariaceae (Ascomycota, Fungi).
Michel Berthaume besöker enheten för Zoologi 23-27 jan och har Daniela Kalthoff som värd. Michel ska forska om tändernas betydelse för det selektiva trycket hos hominoider.
Projekttitel: The relationship between tooth shape, function, and selective pressures in hominoids
Jiri Frýda besöker enheten för Paleobiologi 13-28 feb har Steffen Kiel som värd. Jiri ska titta på snäckskal från Silur för att beskriva deras ontogenetiska mönster.
Projekttitel: Ontogeny of mid-Palaeozoic gastropods inferred from early shell morphology
This is a video in Spanish that documents the basic methodological steps that are carried out in the Laboratory of Virtual Morphology exemplified in the digitization and 3D printing of an emblem of the MNCN: the "Megatherium americanum", discovered in 1787 near Rio Luján (Buenos Aires, Argentina) by Manuel de Torres.
Natural History Collections (NHC) are an essential part of the world’s natural and cultural capital. They stand for collective scientific efforts of more than 500 years. European institutions maintain together 55% of the global NHCs, or more than 1.5 billion specimens. Eighteen major NHC organisations in Europe, holding almost 400 m biological, geological and paleontological specimens, have joined forces to create SYNTHESYS, an integrated European infrastructure for researchers in the natural sciences.
Natural History Collections (NHC) are an essential part of the world’s natural and cultural capital. They stand for collective scientific efforts of more than 500 years. European institutions maintain together 55% of the global NHCs, or more than 1.5 billion specimens. Eighteen major NHC organisations in Europe, holding almost 400 m biological, geological and paleontological specimens, have joined forces to create SYNTHESYS, an integrated European infrastructure for researchers in the natural sciences. SYNTHESYS enhances accessibility to its NHC, supports (systematic) research on them, and promotes collection management activities to ensure their long-term maintenance, through three main strands of work (Transnational Access, Joint Research Activities, Network Activities). Starting in 2004, SYNTHESYS has since received continuous European Commission funding to three interconnected projects. This clearly demonstrates the significance assigned to NHC as a key research infrastructure by the Commission. During its three incarnations so far, >3,800 individual scientists have benefitted from SYNTHESYS support for their NHC-based research, which resulted in over 4,500 scientific outputs. I will present both research highlights and major activities of the collaborative work strands. The future of SYNTHESYS is leading towards the development of a pan-European NHC infractructure to be operated as a "Distributed System of Scientific Collections" (DiSSCo). This initiative is currently backed up by 18 national governments. It will increase quality and quantity of NHC research, facilitate new approaches to the study of natural diversity, but also open up for new uses of NHC targeted research on the societal challenges.