Wednesday, August 10, 2016: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
In this Ignite series, ecologists will share their enthusiasm for the tools they use and create to do research faster, more effectively, and in a more open way. There are many useful software tools available to ecologists, and more are being developed all the time. This can create a problem of discoverability: many ecologists are unaware of the existence of tools that are relevant to their work. In this session, speakers will give quick introductions to a favourite tool that they use and/or have created. This could be a website or data archive, a new or recently extended software package or a new lesson curriculum for Open Science education. The session will end with a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that arise from combining traditional ecological work with open, online tools.