November 16, 2023

GBIF-US has new node manager

Some changes are happening on the GBIF-US staff! Abby Benson, the long-time node manager of GBIF-US, has begun a 2-year detail (AKA secondment) with the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and will be working on the U.S. National Nature Assessment. Please join us in congratulating Abby on her new role! While we will miss her, we can’t think of a better person to help guide such an important effort.

Abby has kindly agreed to continue participating as a GBIF-US delegate, allowing us to lean on her experience, and helping to connect GBIF to her new work.

Steve Formel is stepping in to fill Abby’s shoes as node manager. Steve has been GBIF-US node staff for the past year, and is excited to continue collaborating with the GBIF network to facilitate biodiversity science.