My biological interests include bioacoustics and the evolution of social behavior in birds, community ecology, and systematics. Following postdoctoral work at Seoul National University in South Korea, I began focused work in biodiversity informatics, first as the content development director for the Animal Diversity Web, and later as research staff at the Human‐Computer Interaction Laboratory (University of Maryland) and eBiquity Lab (University of Maryland Baltimore County). I’ve conducted research on data sharing in ecology and systematics, educational technology, tree and graph visualizations for biodiversity information, and semantic web technologies.
My current interests include social practices in biological data sharing. Plus I’m a backyard moth-blacklighter and fungi-photographer.
The EOL Species Pages Group is based at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. We are responsible for working with the scientific community and citizen enthusiasts to assemble and vet information about all described, living species so that it can be served on EOL pages.
- Full name
- Cyndy Parr
- I am
- an enthusiast, a citizen scientist, a professional scientist
- Curator level
- Master Curator
- 2652 objects curated
- 1298 taxa curated
- 1174 images set as exemplar
- 46 articles selected for Overview
- 202 preferred classifications selected
- 67 common names added
- 2 common names removed
- 32 common names curated
- 7 Wikipedia articles nominated
- 630 taxa commented
- 1736 comments submitted
- 65 articles added
- 1 data record added
University of Michigan, PhD 1997 Thesis: Social behavior and vocal communication of American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Member of Ecological Society of America, Animal Behavior Society http://www.leptree.net
Director, Species Pages Group Encyclopedia of Life National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution
- Curation scope
- Primary expertise in worldwide Corvidae, some expertise in Lepidoptera and other animal groups.