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Invitation to the SciColl Food Security Symposium

David Schnidel, the chair of Scientific Collections International (SciColl), would like to extend the following invitation to all NPBDN members;

We are excited to announce the symposium “Stressors and Drivers of Food Security: Evidence from Scientific Collections”, which will bring together researchers and experts on scientific collections across disciplines to address issues regarding food security. This symposium will be held May 18 to 20 at the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, MD, and will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Scientific Collections International.

Participation will be limited to 100 and attendees will be selected to ensure a productive mixture of:

  • Researchers using diverse approaches to basic and applied research on food security and insecurity; and
  • Representatives of scientific collections in anthropology, archaeology, biomedicine, biodiversity, ecology, ethnobiology, geology, paleontology, parasitology, veterinary sciences, and others.

If you are interested in attending the symposium please email scicoll@si.edu or follow the link for more information.

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