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2018 All-Scientists’ Meeting
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Tuesday, October 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Harmonizing ecological community survey data for reuse

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Long-term data are highly important for synthesis research, but we know from experience that original, primary research datasets cannot be synthesized until all data are understood and converted to a similar format. This session will introduce EDI’s work harmonizing data from diverse ecological community surveys into a standard, flexible template, and its use by the NEON project and LTER synthesis working groups. We will present our experiences reformatting community survey datasets and performing synthesis research with these products. We will follow with discussion and a hands-on session covering conversion of data, the use converted datasets with EDI’s R tools, or other aspects of time-series management.

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Margaret O'Brien

Data Manager, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
10. Oak Shelter