Re: Biodiversity Informatics - Job title?
Relating to the posts here http://forums.nbn.org.uk/viewtopic.php?id=607 should the term "Biodiversity Informatics" be adopted by workers here? I really like the term as it captures the nature of the work and, like I've mentioned before, don't see myself as an IT worker. I know the term IT is very, very broad but to most it is related to business and corporate environments.
I had a very quick look via Google for any professional associations relating to BDI, which seem to be the abbreviation, but could not find one. If there are none, might it not also be worthwhile setting one up? I did notice Reading University offer an MSc in this area.
Just a thought as I feel that the career structure for those of us working in LRCs, wildlife trusts etc seems none existent.
Biodiversity Technology Officer,
Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park.