David Vieglais

david viegalais
  • Research Professor - Data Management

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B.S. in Botony, University of Queensland, 1986
Ph.D. in Botanical Ecophysiology/Ecology, University of Queensland, 1992


Current Academic Appointments: 

2009-present, Director of Development and Operations for DataONE

2001-present, Senior Scientist, The Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas

Previous Academic Appointments: 

2007-2008, Sabbatical Fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

2002-2003, Chair of subcommittee for Data Access and Database Interoperability. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1999-2000, Informatics Specialist, The Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas

1998-1999, Informatics Specialist, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing, and The Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas.

1996-1998,  Vice President, Helios Environmental Modeling Institute, Lawrence, Kansas.

1996-1998, Research Associate, GIS and Environmental Modeling Lab, University of Kansas

Selected Publications

Neil Davies, John Deck, Eric C Kansa, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, John Kunze, Christopher Meyer, Thomas Orrell, Sarah Ramdeen, Rebecca Snyder, Dave Vieglais, Ramona L Walls, Kerstin Lehnert, Internet of Samples (iSamples): Toward an interdisciplinary cyberinfrastructure for material samples, GigaScience, Volume 10, Issue 5, May 2021

DOI 10.1093/gigascience/giab028

Selected Presentations

Dave Vieglais, Gan, Q., Zhou, Y., Richard, S., Cui, H., Davis, N., Deck, J., Kansa, E., Kansa, S., Kunze, J., Mandel, D., Meyer, C., Orrell, T., Ramdeen, S., Snyder, R., Walls, R., Lehnert, K. (2021, December). Internet of Samples: Creating and Mapping Controlled Vocabularies for Specimen Type, Material Type, and Sampled Feature. Presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2021 Fall Meeting: Virtual Meeting.

DOI 10.1002/essoar.10509093.1 

Walls, R., Davies, N., Kansa, S., Kunze, J., Lehnert, K., & Vieglais, D. (2020, June). Building Transdisciplinary Infrastructure for Natural History Material Samples with the Internet of Samples (iSamples). Presented at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) & ICOM NATHIST Virtual Meeting 2020. 

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.4002440

Lehnert, K., Walls, R., Davies, N., Kansa, S., Kunze, J., Ramdeen, S., & Vieglais, D. (2020, December). iSamples (Internet of Samples): Cyberinfrastructure to Support Transdisciplinary Use of Natural History Material Samples. Presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020 Fall Meeting: Virtual Meeting.

DOI 10.5281/zenodo/5138727

Dave Vieglais , Stephen M. Richard , Hong Cui , Neil Davies , John Deck , Quan Gan , Eric C. Kansa , Sarah Whitcher Kansa , John Kunze , Danny Mandel , Christopher Meyer , Thomas M. Orrell , Sarah Ramdeen , Rebecca Snyder , Ramona L. Walls , Yuxuan Zhou , Kerstin Lehnert Internet of Samples. Poster, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) 84th Annual Meeting: Virtual. 

Awards & Honors

Dave Vieglais (2020). Collaborative Research: Frameworks: Internet of Samples: Toward an Interdisciplinary Cyberinfrastructure for Material Samples, NSF Award Abstract 2004815, in collaboration with Columbia University, University of Arizona, University of California.