Biospex Projects


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WeDigFLPlants


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Build the historical baseline for plant diversity and distribution in Florida.

  • 38 Expeditions
  • 2677 Participants
  • 152228 Digitizations

Ant Plants of Virginia


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Ants are essential to the life of over 11,000 plant species worldwide. Help us learn more about this remarkable partnership in Virginia.

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 170 Participants
  • 4019 Digitizations

Natural North Carolina


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Explore plant biodiversity of the southeastern United States!

  • 6 Expeditions
  • 711 Participants
  • 31428 Digitizations

Plants of Arkansas: Discovery and Dissemination


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Releasing 150 years of accumulated biodiversity knowledge in the Natural State.

  • 32 Expeditions
  • 2009 Participants
  • 197423 Digitizations

Pollinator Plants of Virginia


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Nearly two-thirds of flowering plant species depend on animal pollinators. Help us learn more about this critical partnership in Virginia.

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 610 Participants
  • 29044 Digitizations

Biodiversity Unleashed


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Crowdsourcing for Conservation & Climate Change Research @ NYBG

  • 43 Expeditions
  • 1660 Participants
  • 319905 Digitizations

The Vanderbilt University Collection at BRIT (Original Project)


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Specimens belonging to the Vanderbilt University Collection (VDB) at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 145 Participants
  • 3469 Digitizations

Mississippi Coastal Plant Diversity


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The Gulf Coast of Mississippi is one of the richest areas of the state biologically. Help us to document this amazing flora!

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 216 Participants
  • 7789 Digitizations

BOON Herbarium: Plants of Southeastern USA


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Herbaria full of information but few have access to what's hidden within. Help us move into the digital world & uncover herbaria wonders.

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 158 Participants
  • 5168 Digitizations

Herbarium Specimens of Tennessee


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Digitizing the herbaria of Tennessee

  • 23 Expeditions
  • 1539 Participants
  • 94984 Digitizations

Host Plants of Virginia


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Vascular plants sustain herbivorous insects. Help us learn more about this important ecological relationship in Virginia.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 272 Participants
  • 13391 Digitizations

Spring Ephemerals


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Help us celebrate warmer weather and longer days by seeking out these short-lived wonders.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 72 Participants
  • 2641 Digitizations

Ant Plants of West Virginia


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Vascular plants of West Virginia with seed dispersal by ants.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 63 Participants
  • 6761 Digitizations

Fungus Among Us


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Fungus Among Us considers the 19th-Century fungi collected in South Carolina by Henry William Ravenel

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 111 Participants
  • 1786 Digitizations

We need your help! Transcribing specimens from the Ronald L. Jones Herbarium at EKU


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Please help us transcribe our herbarium specimens!

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 117 Participants
  • 5998 Digitizations

Cambrian Fossils


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More trilobites and some Burgess Shale beauties!

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 210 Participants
  • 3209 Digitizations

WeDigFlowering: Understanding phenology in the U.S. Southeast


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Help us understand how plants respond to climate across the Southeastern United States!

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 63 Participants
  • 6058 Digitizations

Microbe Mutualist Plants of Virginia


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Vascular plants are masters of microbial mutualisms. Help us learn more about this important ecological interaction in Virginia.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 302 Participants
  • 13259 Digitizations

We need your help! Transcribing specimens from the Ronald L. Jones Herbarium at EKU (Part II)


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Please help us transcribe our herbarium specimens!

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 123 Participants
  • 6049 Digitizations

Fixating on Figworts in Virginia


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The figworts (formerly Scrophulariaceae) are colorful members of the Virginia flora that sometimes parasitize other plants.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 50 Participants
  • 4369 Digitizations

We need your help! Transcribing specimens from the Ronald L. Jones Herbarium at EKU (Part III)


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Please help us transcribe our herbarium specimens!

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 250 Participants
  • 7472 Digitizations

Wetland Specialist Plants of Virginia


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Wetland plants protect water quality and comprise a unique flora in Virginia. Help us learn more about them – hip-waders not required!

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 174 Participants
  • 12852 Digitizations

We need your help! Transcribing specimens from the Ralph L. Thompson Herbarium at EKU (Part I)


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Please help us transcribe our herbarium specimens!

  • 3 Expeditions
  • 445 Participants
  • 12008 Digitizations

Field & Forest Plants of Virginia


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The flora of Virginia is still being discovered. Help us bring all the species to light!

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 156 Participants
  • 14742 Digitizations

NLU Ferns


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Ferns and lycophytes from the R. Dale Thomas Plant Collection at BRIT

  • 6 Expeditions
  • 428 Participants
  • 29779 Digitizations

Plants of the Columbus State University Herbarium


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Transcription of specimen label data from the Georgia's Columbus State University Herbarium

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 264 Participants
  • 12479 Digitizations

Botany with an edge: all about sedges


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"Sedges have edges" is a helpful mantra in plant ID to spot this tricky group. Try learning Virginia's sedge diversity with this expedition!

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 175 Participants
  • 13269 Digitizations

BRIT Texas Specimens


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New and historical specimens from across Texas

  • 3 Expeditions
  • 242 Participants
  • 18132 Digitizations

The Vanderbilt University Collection at BRIT


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Specimens belonging to the Vanderbilt University Collection (VDB) at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

  • 6 Expeditions
  • 242 Participants
  • 13245 Digitizations

How Weird is That?


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This project will help create data sets to train and test a machine learning algorithm that will detect anomalies in specimen data

  • 3 Expeditions
  • 1589 Participants
  • 50412 Digitizations

Capturing California's Flowers: The CAP Network


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Capturing California's flowers: Using digital images to investigate ​phenological change in a biodiversity hotspot​

  • 11 Expeditions
  • 2002 Participants
  • 42692 Digitizations

Botanical Miscellany Spanning Time and Space


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Pictures worth a thousand words - give or take a few. Specimen images without any data.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 100 Participants
  • 2750 Digitizations

TORCH specimens from Texas and Oklahoma


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A wide variety of specimens from Texas and Oklahoma

  • 9 Expeditions
  • 1133 Participants
  • 38620 Digitizations

NLU Ferns - Part 2


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Ferns and lycophytes from the R. Dale Thomas Plant Collection at BRIT

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 58 Participants
  • 1828 Digitizations

Wild Tomatillos! (TORCH)


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Discover the diversity of plants in the genus Physalis, the ground cherries and tomatillos.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 20 Participants
  • 927 Digitizations
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