Data as Development Workshop

Tomorrow, May 23, I will be speaking in the workshop Data as Development, organized by Yaso Córdova and Lorrayne Porciuncula from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society of Harvard University.

It will be fun to discuss with data scientists and entrepreneurs about the possibilities of using biodiversity data, and particularly genomic data, for development in biodiversity-rich countries.

Diversity of vascular plants (and bugs and pretty much any other organism) is much higher in the tropics. Image source:  Mutke J et al (2010). European Plant diversity in the global context.

Diversity of vascular plants (and bugs and pretty much any other organism) is much higher in the tropics. Image source: Mutke J et al (2010). European Plant diversity in the global context.