BCoN in the News

An editorial in the January 2018 issue of the journal BioScience highlights the important work that the Biodiversity Collections Network is embarking on during 2018. Notably, organizing meetings and workshops that are intended to help identify and outline potential next steps for continuing a national initiative to digitize and use in research data and images from natural history collections. The editorial, Specimens, Collections, and Tools for Future Biodiversity-Related Research, draws attention to another article by Hope and colleagues in the January issue of BioScience that evaluates whether collecting mammal specimens threatens the viability of populations of mammal species.

The editorial is available at https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix155