Biospex Projects


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WeDigFLPlants


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

  • 33 Expeditions
  • 2105 Transcribers
  • 106743 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 4044 Transcriptions

Natural North Carolina


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Explore plant biodiversity of the southeastern United States!

  • 4 Expeditions
  • 732 Transcribers
  • 31492 Transcriptions

Plants of Arkansas: Discovery and Dissemination


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

  • 27 Expeditions
  • 1596 Transcribers
  • 115658 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 29125 Transcriptions

Biodiversity Unleashed


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Crowdsourcing for Conservation & Climate Change Research @ NYBG

  • 35 Expeditions
  • 870 Transcribers
  • 133577 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 3477 Transcriptions

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
  • 219 Transcribers
  • 7817 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 5182 Transcriptions

Herbarium Specimens of Tennessee


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Digitizing the herbaria of Tennessee

  • 23 Expeditions
  • 1337 Transcribers
  • 78281 Transcriptions

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
  • 304 Transcribers
  • 13474 Transcriptions

Spring Ephemerals


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

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 73 Transcribers
  • 2651 Transcriptions

Ant Plants of West Virginia


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Vascular plants of West Virginia with seed dispersal by ants.

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 63 Transcribers
  • 6766 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 1788 Transcriptions

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
  • 118 Transcribers
  • 6005 Transcriptions

Cambrian Fossils


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More trilobites and some Burgess Shale beauties!

  • 2 Expeditions
  • 216 Transcribers
  • 3210 Transcriptions

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!

  • 1 Expeditions
  • 63 Transcribers
  • 6060 Transcriptions

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
  • 326 Transcribers
  • 13278 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 6056 Transcriptions

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
  • 52 Transcribers
  • 4402 Transcriptions

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
  • 249 Transcribers
  • 7470 Transcriptions

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 Transcribers
  • 12901 Transcriptions

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
  • 458 Transcribers
  • 12173 Transcriptions

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
  • 181 Transcribers
  • 14841 Transcriptions

NLU Ferns


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

  • 6 Expeditions
  • 410 Transcribers
  • 24439 Transcriptions

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
  • 285 Transcribers
  • 12510 Transcriptions

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
  • 146 Transcribers
  • 10555 Transcriptions

BRIT Texas Specimens


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New and historical specimens from across Texas

  • 3 Expeditions
  • 275 Transcribers
  • 15214 Transcriptions

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)

  • 5 Expeditions
  • 139 Transcribers
  • 5975 Transcriptions

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
  • 679 Transcribers
  • 19750 Transcriptions

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​

  • 6 Expeditions
  • 619 Transcribers
  • 10439 Transcriptions

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
  • 99 Transcribers
  • 2735 Transcriptions
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