Team

Greg Riccardi
Greg Riccardi
Institute Director

Greg Riccardi is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at FSU with a research specialization in scientific information management.

Office:
230 LSB
Austin Mast
Austin Mast
Associate Director

Austin Mast is a Professor in FSU’s Department of Biological Science and Director of FSU’s Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium. His research interests include biodiversity science, biodiversity informatics, and citizen science.

Office:
4065 King Life Sciences
Gil Nelson, PhD
Gil Nelson
Faculty Researcher

Gil Nelson is a writer, naturalist, and educator who works in Tallahassee, Florida and lives in southwest Georgia. He writes, speaks, edits, and consults on botany, natural history, ecology, outdoor recreation, and environmental science topics, especially as they relate to Florida and the southeastern United States. Dr. Nelson is participating in research for the iDigBio project.

Office:
232 LSB
Marcia Mardis
Research Faculty

Marcia A. Mardis, Assistant Professor, works primarily with school library media and children's/youth services students at the College of Communication & Information's School of Library and Information Studies. She is also the Associate Director for the Partnerships Advancing Library Media (PALM) Center. Her research centers on the intersection of learning resources, high speed networking, and digital libraries.

Office:
230 LSB
Debbie Paul
Debbie Paul
Informatics Analyst, User Services

When she's not helping users with data informatics issues, Deb might be found looking for new cuisines to try, new books to read and new travel adventures to add to the todo list. Have you been to Nova Scotia? (Ask her, but only if you really want to know!) Currently she's working on the iDigBio project, since October 2011, and is actively involved in efforts to expand the best practices use of optical character recognition, natural language processing and machine language programming in digitization of museum specimen data as well as helping with the dissemination of best practices for georeferencing this data with workshops, presentations, and the iDigBio wiki website.

Office:
234 LSB
Grant MacDonnell
Project Development Lead

Grant is our project development lead, bringing forth many years of software engineering and project management experience to the field.

Office:
LSB 216
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Robert Bruhn
Application Developer

Robert is an application developer working in Drupal and JAVA. He helped architect the Morphbank 3 and 4 systems, and continues to develop software for iDigBio.

Office:
LSB 232
Libby Elwood
Post Doc
Office:
LSB 216
Jeremy Spinks
Web Designer

Jeremy earned his BA(Hons) in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. He has 15 years of experience in visual design for print and the web. Jeremy is heading up UI design on the MSRC Project. He is also an adjunct professor in the College of College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, where he teaches graphic design and typography.

Office:
216 LSB
Shiva Krishna Imminni
Developer

Developer for the Morphbank project.

Office:
LSB 216