Stanley Blum

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Dr Stanley Blum

Member since: 03/10/2020 - 21:43
Professional title: 
IT Specialist/IT Architect
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Biodiversity / Taxonomy
Organization name: 
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Organization type: 
San Francisco
United States

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Stan Blum has been the principal analyst or contributor to the design of scientific databases for the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian), Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (UC Berkeley), University of Kansas (“Specify”), and the California Academy of Sciences. He has developed data standards that support data integration across natural history disciplines and organizations since 1990, including Vertebrate Paleontology, the Association of Systematics Collections (now Natural Science Collections Alliance), and the Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG). The dominant theme in his career has been the integration of information across organizations and disciplines for the benefit of biodiversity science. Currently he serves as Administrator of the TDWG Secretariat in San Francisco.

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