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Anna Monfils

Biology faculty member speaks at D.C. conference

Gathering focused on digitization of all U.S. biodiversity collections for research, education

Contact: Gary H. Piatek

Central Michigan University biology faculty member Anna Monfils was among the speakers at the April 4 National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for the Biodiversity Collections Network's release of its new report, "Extending U.S. Biodiversity Collections to Promote Research and Education."

BCoN is a five-year national initiative funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to support the development of anewpractice that will ensure that all U.S. biodiversity collections are digitally available for research, education,and other scholarly and creative activities.

Monfils was among speakers from such well-known institutions as The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois; the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the New York Botanical Garden.

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