Friday, February 1, 2013

Ontology Matters

Ontology Does Matter for Biology

Ontology Matters is the first of a series of lectures by Irene Moon introducing you to the world of modern entomological research. This piece relates recent work with an ontology (Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology) which describes and illustrates the vast terminology we use to describe bees, wasps, and ants. Additionally, Irene explains superficially how we perform research on model organisms and describe new species in publications.

The assumption in the 'Matters' series is that people would be interested in all the gritty details of the science of Entomology; not only a superficial impression. It is not important to understand all of the complexity of a 'Matters' lecture. It is more important to begin a dialog of intrigue and mystery into the world of modern science of insects.