1st meeting (Montreal 2009)


montreal-2009-meeting The first Canadensys meeting was held January 16-17, 2009 at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale located at the Montreal Botanical Garden (JBM).

Introductions to several other biodiversity informatics projects and the participants’ collections were given the first day. The second day tackled subjects as data standards, data entry and georeferencing.

You can find all presentations and documents related to this meeting on this page.


Keynote presentations

Guy Baillargeon Canadian participation in GBIF

James Macklin Global Plants Initiative & other initiatives

David Shorthouse Encyclopedia of Life: Participation is the measure of success

Robert Hanner DNA barcoding and the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)

Peter Desmet Canadensys
Peter Desmet Biodiversity Collection Index (BCI)

Peter Desmet Data standards & protocols
James Macklin GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

Larry Speers From ink to electrons : Issues to be considered
James Macklin Specify 6 : A new beginning

James Macklin Developing a framework for exchange of botanical specimen data to reduce duplicative effort and improve quality using a ‘filtered push’

Larry Speers Imaging of specimens : Issues to be considered
Larry Speers Georeferencing : Determining space from place

Collection presentations

University of Alberta collections

University of Guelph collections

York University collections

  • York University Bee Collection

University of British Columbia collections

University of Saskatchewan collections

University of Manitoba collections

Acadia University collections

Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre collections

Montreal Botanical Garden collections

Université Laval collections

McGill University collections

University of Toronto & ROM collections

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada collections