Calit2 Bluff Erosion Project

submitted by: alexmatthews

The cliffs along the San Diego coastline are more than just fodder for picture postcards — a number of residential homes sit perched atop them, and in certain areas, the railroad tracks that serve Amtrak and County Coaster come within several feet of the cliff edge.

Getting Started with Ecological Metadata Language - Using Morpho

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

You want to create a metadata record that describes your Ecological Data set. You want this metadata document to be standardized for easy sharing - and you thought that you would use the Ecological Metadata Language (EML). One way to create EML records is using Morpho. Morphos is free, download it from the "ecoinformatics.org" site and use this video-tutorial to see how you can use Morpho.

Getting started with the Ecological Metadata Language

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

This short clip shows you how to use Ecological Metadata Language to document your ecological data.
Specifically, it tells you how to download EML, what tools can you use to edit/enter EML metadata, and as an example, it shows how you would use oXygen to create a simple EML document, that is, a metadata record with very basic info such as a title, an abstract, contact info for the organization owning the data set and the point of contact information.

Plant biotech for food and environment

submitted by: pieter

A better knowledge ot the processes in plants can lead to plants that are better suited for food and environment.

"Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA)"- Jonathan Eisen @ '09 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Jonathan Eisen, (UC Davis) presentation for DOE JGI '09 User Meeting on March 26, 2009, introduction by Dan Rokhsar (JGI).

Life Behind Bars

Marine biologists employ genetic barcoding in the quest to positively identify fish species