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Keynote Presentation

The Policy and Legal Frameworks for Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation in Kenya
Wilbur Ottichilo
Biodiversity Informatics in Meeting Sustainable Development Challenges in Africa
Tanya Abrahamse
Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA)
Selwyn Willoughby
Building Biodiversity Knowledge from the Ground Up!
David Western, Lucy Waruingi

S01 - Biodiversity Informatics Services and Workflows

FP-Akka: Experiences and challenges in integrating scientific workflows for data quality control with biodiversity services
Paul J Morris, Lei Dou, James Hanken, Sven Koehler, David Lowery, Bertram Ludäscher, James A. Macklin, Timothy M. McPhillips, Robert A. Morris, Tianhong Song
Meeting Requirements – Evolution of the EDIT Platform Service Infrastructure
Andreas Müller, Andreas Kohlbecker, Cherian Mathew, Anton Güntsch
Biodiversity Catalogue: First class support for Geographic Web services
Niall Beard
Strings to things: a user-friendly framework for data reconciliation
Nicky Nicolson
AnnoSys – A Generic Online Annotation System faces new Challenges
Lutz Suhrbier, Wolf-Henning Kusber, Anton Güntsch, Walter Berendsohn
Data cleaning with the Kurator toolkit: Bridging the gap between conventional scripting and high-performance workflow automation
Timothy McPhillips, David Lowery, James Hanken, Bertram Ludäscher, James A. Macklin, Paul J. Morris, Robert A. Morris, Tianhong Song, John Wieczorek

S02 - Formal biodiversity informatics training as key for capacity building: state-of-play, challenges and opportunities

Teaching Biodiversity Data Management to Computer Science and Geography Students – An Experience Report
Roman Gerlach, Birgitta König-Ries, Christiane Schmullius, Sören Hese
Engaging and Training iDiv Researchers in Biodiversity Data Management
Jitendra Gaikwad, Birgitta König-Ries
The Role of Outreach and Networks in Addressing Capacity Needs in Biodiversity Documentation in East Africa
Wanja Kinuthia, Victor Wasonga, Jane Muthoni Macharia
Introducing data training programmes in large natural history museums to tackle their digital challenges
Dimitrios Koureas, Clare Valentine
More data than we know what to do with? Biodiversity informatics skills needs in the research data pipeline
Deborah Paul, François Michonneau, Katja Seltmann
Discussion on the challenges of biodiversity informatics training
Dimitrios Koureas

S03 - The Role of Data Standards in Real-World Applications Using Biodiversity Information

Application of the BARCODE Data Standard: The Barcode of Wildlife Project for Endangered Species
David E. Schindel
Barcode of Wildlife Project Kenya Data Standard
Ann Mwaura, Josephine Sarah Kunguni, Daniel Masiga, Beatrice Nangami Khayota, Ruth mwende Mumo
Role of biodiversity informatics in combating wildlife crime in Kenya
Henry Kamau Ndithia, Ann Mwaura, Esther Mwangi
End of the road for illegal bushmeat trade in East Africa: Transboundary surveillance by high resolution melting analysis of vertebrate molecular barcodes
Lillian Wambua, Jandouwe Villinger, Moses Yongo Otiende, Maamun Jeneby, Morris Kilewo, David Schindel, Miller Scott
Open Discussion
David E. Schindel

S04 - BHL Africa: Assessing and Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature

2015 Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Update
Martin Kalfatovic
An Overview of the Global Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
Constance Rinaldo
BHL-Africa: scanning locally, collaborating globally to create a Global Biodiversity Heritage Library
Anne-Lise Fourie
BHL Workshops for Collaborating Across a Global Consortium
Carolyn Sheffield
Engaging the citizen scientist in content enhancement for the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Trish Rose-Sandler, William Ulate, Max Seidman, Mary Flanagan, Geoffrey Belknap, Victoria Van Hyning, Jim O'Donnell
Patterns of participation on the India Biodiversity Portal
Prabhakar Rajagopal, Thomas Vattakaven

S05 - The role of camera traps for biodiversity monitoring and conservation: standards and practices for sharing data

eMammal citizen science camera trapping – collecting big data to answer wildlife questions
Stephanie Grace Schuttler, William McShea, Robert Costello, Tavis Forrester, Megan Baker, Elizabeth Kalies, Arielle Parsons, Zhihai He, Joshua Millspaugh, Tony Han, Roland Kays
An open access Wildlife Conservation Society camera trap database for biodiversity conservation
Timothy Gregory O'Brien, Jonathan Palmer, Liling Choo
Determining carnivore distribution and incentivising community conservation through camera-trapping in Tanzania's Ruaha landscape
Amy Jane Dickman
The TEAM Network and Wildlife Insights: Providing new tools and solutions to the camera trapping community
Jorge Ahumada, Eric Fegraus, James MacCarthy, Tavis Forrester, Patrick Jansen, William McShea, Beth Stern, Roland Kays, LiLing Choo, Tim O'Brien, Jonathan Palmer, Olivia Needham
Applicability of Audubon Core to Camera Trap Data
Robert A Morris, Robert D. Stevenson

S06 - Semantics for Sustaining Biodiversity

What do we really measure, when we measure characteristics of organisms?
Ramona L. Walls, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Simon Cox, Robert Guralnick, Matt Jones, Werner Kuhn, Mark Schildhauer, Adam Shepherd
Semantics and Tools for Bridging the Gap Between Specimen and Species-based Trait Data Assembly and Use
Rob Penn Guralnick
An Ontology-Based System for Querying Life in a Post-Taxonomic Age
Nico Cellinese, Hilmar Lapp
Environmental semantics in support of sustaining biodiversity
Pier Luigi Buttigieg
Unlocking knowledge in biodiversity legacy literature through automatic semantic metadata extraction
Riza Batista-Navarro, William Ulate, Jennifer Hammock, Georgios Kontonatsios, Trish Rose-Sandler, Sophia Ananiadou
Formulating the knowledge representation requirements to perform high-level reasoning over flower-visiting data
Willem Coetzer, Deshendran Moodley, Aurona Gerber
Managing Data From Field to Publication: Using a Field Information Management System
John Deck

S07 - Training and Collaboration for Sustained African Engagement in Biodiversity Informatics

Africa Rising: Harnessing the Momentum
Russell Galt
Biodiversity Information for Development
Siro Masinde, Olaf Bánki, Donald Hobern
Biodiversity Information : Training and Collaborations across borders
Patricia Mergen, Larissa Smirnova, Franck Theeten
Building capacity via in-person training and online digital materials: The Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum
A. Townsend Peterson
Barcode of wildlife project Kenya (BWPK): Partnership in Combating Wildlife Crime
Beatrice Nangami Khayota, Ann Mwaura
A roadmap for sustaining African participation in TDWG conferences beyond 2015
Henry L. Bart

W01 - Hands-on Cyberinfrastructure Workshop - iPlant Collaborative - Not just for plants!

Hands-on Cyberinfrastructure Workshop - iPlant Collaborative Part 1 - Not just for plants!
Ramona L. Walls
Hands-on Cyberinfrastructure Workshop - iPlant Collaborative Part 2 - Not just for plants!
Ramona L. Walls

W03 - Scratchpads platform

W03 - Scratchpads Training
Simon David Rycroft

W04 - Biodiversity Data Mobilization Models

Crowdsourcing Biodiversity Data Mobilization
Libby Ellwood
OpenHerbarium: filling the gaps in biodiversity data
Mary E Barkworth, Curtis Dyreson, Edward Gilbert
Data Carpentry: one comprehensive model for teaching biodiversity informatics data management, research skills, and training instructors
Deborah Paul, Tracy K Teal, Matthew Collins*
A simple model for large-scale data mobilization across a diverse organisation
Nicky Nicolson
Capacity Building for Biodiversity Informatics: The experience of the National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan
Sangay Dema
Overcoming the main challenges to sustainable biodiversity data mobilization in Benin
Jean Cossi GANGLO
Discussion: W04 Biodiversity Data Mobilization Models
Deborah Paul, Libby Ellwood

C01 - Genetic Resource Preservation

The World Flora Online Project: Achieving Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
Chuck Miller
Banking on Partnership: Science output and assuring quality seed collections, the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership Data Warehouse
Tim R Pearce, Elinor Breman
An Information Management System to Enhance Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources
Joseph Ndungu Kimani, Desterio Ondieki Nyamongo
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network: Leveraging DNA and Tissue Collections Globally
Gabriele Droege, Katharine Barker, Walter G. Berendsohn
Using Gene Bank and Herbarium Databases to Guide Planning of Collecting Expeditions: A Case study of the Top Five Genera at the Genetic Resources Research Institute, Kenya
Joseph Ireri Kamau, Desterio Ondieki Nyamongo, Patrick Nthusi Muthoka, Paul Muigai Kirika, Joseph Ndungu Kimani

C02 - Biodiversity Informatics Tools for Systematics

Automating revisionary systematic studies with Monographia
Damon P Little
A participatory taxonomic name curation interface to resolve and aggregate species lists for India
Thomas Vattakaven
A Standardized Reference Data Set for Vertebrate Taxon Name Resolution
Paula F. Zermoglio, Robert P. Guralnick, John R. Wieczorek
A multiaccess identification key webservice using a learning process
Regine Vignes-Lebbe, Vincent Rolland, René Zaragueta
A wiki based portal to the biodiversity knowledge graph.
Joel Sachs, James Macklin
BEXIS 2: A platform for managing heterogeneous biodiversity data and projects
Roman Gerlach, David Blaa, Javad Chamanara, Martin Hohmuth, Nafiseh Navabpour, Sven Thiel, Birgitta König-Ries

C03 - Biodiversity Informatics Tools for Protected Areas Conservation

Identification of new areas for botanical inventory in Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Jean Claude Ithe Mwanga Mwanga, Dumbo Wabika, Balola Kashemwa, Franck Theeten, Patricia Mergen, Ntore Salvator, Steven Dessein
Digital Knowledge of Kenyan Succulent Flora and Priorities for Future Inventory and Documentation
Emily Wabuyele
Contribution to the Study of the Importance of the Malagasy Flora Conservation by the new Protected Areas Network
Tantely Raminosoa
Using Biodiversity Information Systems and Geospatial Applications for Protected Areas Management in Bangladesh
Md. Rahimullah Miah, Alexander Kiew Sayok, Dr Ahi Sarok, Mohammad Belal Uddin
Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Flood and Erosion Control: Case of Ibadan North West
Ckukwuka Friday Agbor, John O. Aigbokhan, Idowu S. Adamu
Fragmentation and isolation of the endangered Nile Lechwe (Kobus megaceros) in western Ethiopia: Evidence from aerial surveys and GPS collaring data
Kasahun Abera Legesse

C04 - Using Biodiversity Informatics Tools for Management

Promoting Snail-borne Disease Control through Bioinformatics Studies in Kenya
Charles Lange
The Hunt for Biodiversity Information Gaps
Arturo H. Ariño, Javier Otegui
Application of Geo-informatics and Remote Sensing to Biodiversity Conservation and Density Patterns in Shasha Forest Reserve, Nigeria
Ige Peter Oluwagbemiga
Sustaining Practical Biodiversity Informatics Initiatives for Decision Support in Natural Resources Management sector, Rwanda
Prosper Karame
IndexMed, a consortium charged with the task of indexing Mediterranean biodiversity data, a new way for datamining in ecology
Romain DAVID, Jean-Pierre FERAL
East African Community Regional Reference Information System
Selwyn Willoughby, Beryl Nyamgeroh

C05 - Digitization and Data Publishing

Digitization of Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI) collections
Peter Edemewe Ugege, Omokafe Alaba Ugbogu
Computerization of the National Herbarium and Botanic Garden Specimen Collection
Anthony Mapaura
Curating, Digitizing, Sharing and Publishing Biodiversity Data: Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe’s Journey
Kudzai Mafuwe, Dorothy Madamba
The scope of African species data published through GBIF
Siro Masinde
Atlas of Living Australia: a modular data portal framework for national needs
Marie-Elise Lecoq
Ag Data Commons: adding value to open agricultural research data
Cynthia S Parr

C06 - Citizen Science

TaxaB29: From Taxonomic databases to identifications in the field
Kagiso Mangwale
The architecture of a biodiversity informatics platform
Prabhakar Rajagopal, Balasubramanian Dandapani
Mapping Life: Quality Assessment of Novice and Computer Automated vs. Expert Georeferences
Libby Ellwood, Henry Bart, Michael Doosey, Dean Jue, Gil Nelson, Nelson Rios, Austin Mast
Notes From Nature: Advancing a next generation citizen science platform for biodiversity transcription
Rob Penn Guralnick, Michael W. Denslow, Austin Mast
Citizen Science for weed knowledge in Western Indian Ocean and Southern African region
Balasubramanian Dhandapani, Pierre GRARD, Thomas Le Bourgeois, Ramesh BR, Pascal Marnotte, Azaad Guangoo, Alain Paul Andrianaivo, Jean Augustin Randriamampianina, Yahaya Ibrahaim, Sathish M, Karthik Yeruva

TDWG Interest Group Meeting

Biodiversity Services and Clients Interest Group Meeting
James Alexander Macklin
Genomic Biodiversity Working Interest Group (GBWG) Meeting
John Deck, Ramona Walls


Fish Species Diversity in Asejire Lake, Ibadan, Nigeria
Dominic Olaniyi Odulate
Weed knowledge in Western Indian Ocean and Southern African region
Balasubramanian Dhandapani, Pierre GRARD, Thomas Le Bourgeois, Ramesh BR, Pascal Marnotte, Azaad Guangoo, Alain Paul Andrianaivo, Jean Augustin Randriamampianina, Yahaya Ibrahaim, Sathish M, Karthik Yeruva
Access to Information on the Fish Fauna from Lake Albert and its Tributary the River Semuliki (DR Congo)
Jargy Kambale Soheranda, Patricia Mergen
Documenting European Agrobiodiversity: EURISCO, the European Search Portal for Plant Genetic Resources
Stephan Weise, Helmut Knüpffer
CETAF: Connecting Natural History Collections with Global Biodiversity Research
Jiri Frank, Ana Casino, Michelle Price
Assessing the taxonomic and bibliographic coverage of pteridological literature in the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jacqueline Emily Chapman, Robin Everly
Synthesys 3: Synthesis of Systematic Resources
Jiri Frank, Jiri Kvaček
Application of Remote sensing and GIS for multi-temporal assessment of forest coverage change detection and carbon sequestration: Case of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda
Evariste Rutebuka, Shiliang Liu, Lixiao Zhang, Apollinaire William
Diversity of Wild Palms (Arecaceae) in the Republic of Benin: Finding the Gaps in the National Inventory by Combining Field and Digitally Accessible Knowledge
Rodrigue Idohou, Arturo Ariño
Where, when and why are there elephant poaching hotspots in Kenya?
Edward Opiyo Ouko
Modeling of the seasonal variability of phytoplankton settlements in the littoral zone of Togo (West Africa)
Raoufou Pierre Radji
Avian diversity and responses of feeding guilds to land use change in a Kenyan coastal forest ecosystem
David O. Chiawo
Population genetic diversity of Somali ostrich in Samburu, Kenya as revealed by microsatellite markers.
Mariciano Mutiga Mutiga
Assessment of Floristic composition of Forest Undergrowth of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Forest Reserve Ibadan, Nigeria.
A.O. Oladoye
Publishing historical primary biodiversity information: The good and the bad
Fhatani Ranwashe
Improved plant genetic biodiversity through the organization and promotion of agricultural shows and seed fairs
Aimé Kazika Kamosi
Biodiversity Information on Plants from Ghana
Anthony Adu-Gyamfi, Patrick K. Ekpe, Alex Asase
Towards Automatic Curation of Biodiversity Data: the BLOOM Project
Mélanie Hachet, Haevermans Thomas, Philippe Grandcolas, Frédéric Legendre, Roseli Pellens, Julien Troudet, Visotheary Ung
The DINA System
Markus Skyttner, Kevin Cornell Holston, Ingimar Erlingsson, Karin Karlsson, Gregor Hagedorn, Falko Glöcker, Urmas Kõljag, Kessy Aberenkov, Nikolaj Scharff, Thomas Stjernegaard Jeppesen, James Macklin, Satpal Bilkhu, David Harris, Elspeth Haston, Fredrik Ronquist
The GBIF France New Data Portal
Marie-Elise Lecoq, Fabien Caviere, Sophie Pamerlon, Eric Chenin, Anne-Sophie Archambeau, Régine Vignes-Lebbe
Capacity building for sustaining biodiversity in DR Congo
Papy Nsevolo Miankeba
AnnoSys – A sustainable Annotation Management System and Repository for Collection Data
Lutz Suhrbier, Wolf-Henning Kusber, Anton Güntsch, Walter Berendsohn
Digitization of Kenya’s Hawk Moth Collection and Evaluation of the Potential as Indicator Species for Light Pollution
Esther N. Kioko, Peter Njuru, Eliud Muli, Laban Njoroge, Joseph R. Mugambi
Digitization of the Zoological Museum Collections at the National Museums of Kenya
Esther Wangui Mwangi, Esther Kioko, Laban Njoroge, Simon Musila, Peter Njoroge, Patrick Malonza, Ogeto Mwebi, Dorothy Nyingi, Geoffrey Mwachala
KeyBase, Teaching Old Keys New Tricks
Niels Klazenga
iBDP: A Data Portal for Integrative Biodiversity Research Data Management
Jitendra Gaikwad, Martin Hohmuth, Steffen Dobritz, Birgitta König-Ries
Effect of anthropogenic activities on the distribution of the endemic chameleons from the Cameroon volcanic line
Walter Paulin Tapondjou Nkonmeneck, LeGrand Nono Gonwouo
The Genetic Diversity of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758), of Lake Baringo, Kenya .
Ann Mwaura, Joseph Gathua, Yeremia chuhila
Database creation for the monitoring of wildlife census in Nazinga Game Ranch (Burkina Faso)
Isidore Ogoudje AMAHOWE
Zoo-Botanical Samples of the Garoua Wildlife School: Inventory of their digitization
Samuel Christian Tsakem
Challenges and opportunities for data mobilization in transboundary ecosystems of the Albertine Rift
Faustin Gashakamba
Whole-Dataset Analyses using Apache Spark
Matthew Collins, Jorrit Poelen, Alexander Thompson
Towards a Biodiversity Information Management Centre of Excellence in South Africa
Doug Harebottle, Fatima Parker-Allie, Richard Knight
Predicting suitable habitats for the puddle frog Phrynobatrachus auritus
Geraud Canis Tasse Taboue
Predicting suitable habitats for the puddle frog Phrynobatrachus auritus
Geraud Canis Tasse Taboue, Gabriel L. Fiorini, Courtney A. Miller, Nicola M. Anthony, Eric B. Fokam
Collaboration Network for the Protection of Guibourtia tessmannii in Southern Cameroon
Jacques Anselme Massussi, Lordon C. Djieto

Symposium and Workshop Organizer Abstracts

S01 - Biodiversity Informatics Services and Workflows
Anton Güntsch
S04 - BHL Africa: Assessing and Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature
Martin Kalfatovic, Anne-Lise Fourie, Constance Rinaldo, Carolyn Sheffield
S06 - Semantics for Sustaining Biodiversity
Ramona L. Walls, Robert Guralnick, John Deck
W04 - Biodiversity Data Mobilization Models
Deborah Paul, Elizabeth Ellwood

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