EOL/BHL Research Sprint at NESCent - Update 3
Reports are still rolling out from last week’s Research Sprint.
The NoPlaceLikeHome team used ENVIRONMENTS to annotate North and South America Bird (Aves) information such as ecology, habitat, migration descriptions etc. They used the SEQenv R package to visualize the results as above. Species are on the X axis and the Environment Ontology (EnvO) habitat term associations on the Y axis, with the redness (or size in the inset Wordle) based on simple term counts. This kind of visualization was originally designed for characterising the sequences of microbial samples with the environments in which they are found. It also appears to be valuable for assessing rare/frequent habitats, species habitat breadth, and researchers are beginning to answer questions about how do environments differ among species of the same genus.
The NoPlaceLikeHome team included Evangelos Pafilis (Hellenic Center for Marine Research), Rob Stevenson (U Mass Boston), and Carl Nordman (NatureServe),
For more information, see this full list of Research Sprint projects and participants.