The Fishes of Texas Project: Government-University Collaboration to Improve Science and Conservation Management

June 24th, 2021
Online

The Fishes of Texas Project: Government-University Collaboration to Improve Science and Conservation Management

 

Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM Mountain/12:00 PM Central/1:00 PM Eastern

Presenters: Dean Hendrickson and Adam Cohen, Ichthyology Collection, Biodiversity Center, University of Texas at Austin.

June 24th Webinar:

Since 2006, the Fishes of Texas Project at University of Texas Austin has sought to improve freshwater fish occurrence data for the state of Texas and make it openly accessible to facilitate research and improve aquatic resource management. Seven federal and state sponsors have contributed funding, but 73% of the total $2.7 million has come from US Fish and Wildlife Service’s State Wildlife Grant Program via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Initially the Project focused on data digitization and compilation of strictly specimen-vouchered data, followed by georeferencing and development of an interactive website/database (http://www.fishesoftexas.org). More recently, non-vouchered citizen science, angler-based, and agency datasets have been added, thereby increasing both geographic and temporal density of records, and a selected subset of data fields for all records is now published to GBIF and iDigBio. 

About the Speakers:
Dean Hendrickson is an ichthyologist/conservation biologist with now nearly 4 decades of conservation-related research in aquatic ecosystems of the southwestern US and northern Mexico. Much of his recent efforts have been devoted to the compilation and public provision of the Fishes of Texas online database. Adam Cohen is the Ichthyology Collection manager of the University of Texas' fish collection and has been, in one way or another, working in the collections for the last 2 decades collecting, processing, and studying Texas fishes. For most of that time he has also worked on the Fishes of Texas project.   

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Topic: The Fishes of Texas Project: Government-University Collaboration to Improve Science and Conservation Management. 

Time: June 24, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM Mountain/12:00 PM Central/1:00 PM Eastern

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