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Biodiversity Unleashed


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Contact

Charles Zimmerman

Organization

New York Botanical Garden: William & Lynda Steere Herbarium

Description

Crowdsourcing for Conservation & Climate Change Research @ NYBG

The New York Botanical Garden is a world leader in plant research and conservation, using traditional and cutting-edge tools to discover, understand, and preserve Earth's vast botanical diversity. For 125 years, we have endeavored to share the insights we have gained with scholars and the general public. Now you have the opportunity to help mobilize biodiversity data from preserved herbarium specimens to advance scientific research!

Geographic Scope

Worldwide

Taxonomic Scope

Vascular plants, Fungi, Bryophytes

Temporal Scope

Historical, Modern

Language Skills Required

English

Activities

Herbarium specimen transcription

Expeditions

43 Expeditions 323516 Digitizations 1761 Participants

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The Orchid Next Door (II) Orchids of the Northeastern US

Help document native orchids and investigate patterns in orchid divserification across the Northeastern US

8365 Digitizations

95.85% Completed


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Unlocking Northeastern Forests: Nature's Laboratories for Global Change

Help decode patterns of diversity & the consequences of land-use & climate change by transcribing historic plant specimens of the Northeast

6598 Digitizations

93.07% Completed


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Unlocking Northeastern Forests: Nature's Laboratories for Global Change (Part II)

Help decode patterns of diversity & the consequences of land-use & climate change by transcribing historic plant specimens of the Northeast

8624 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Journeys to the “Botanical Fountain of Youth”: Expeditions of John K.Small (1869-1938)

Follow renowned 19th century botanist J.K. Small and help reconstruct the primordial native flora of the Southeastern United States.

7540 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Journeys to the “Botanical Fountain of Youth”: Expeditions of John K. Small (Part II)

Follow renowned 19th century botanist J.K. Small and help reconstruct the primordial native flora of the Southeastern United States.

6538 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 1) -- Starting with Sunflowers

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

5127 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 2) -- Lost Legumes

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4780 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 3) -- Secretive Sedges

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4446 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 4) -- Reclusive Rosaceae

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4580 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 5) -- Gone with the Grasses

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

3479 Digitizations

69.82% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 5) -- Gone with the Grasses (II)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4966 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 5) -- Gone with the Grasses (III)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

5006 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 5) -- Gone with the Grasses (IV)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

5005 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter (Part 5) -- Gone with the Grasses (V)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4040 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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“Nature’s Nobleman”: Botanical Legacies of William Canby (1831-1904)

Discover the collections of William Canby, 19th century explorer, businessman, and botanist who surveyed for the transcontinental railroad

7329 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Boggled by Blueberries

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

3515 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Lost Legumes (II)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4099 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Secretive Sedges (II)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

5015 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Anomalous Asters

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4976 Digitizations

99.66% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Anomalous Asters (II)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

2388 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Anomalous Asters (III)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

3684 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Baffling Broomrapes

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

4779 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Reclusive Rosaceae (II)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

5007 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Reclusive Rosaceae (III)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

3792 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Geography: US State Spotter -- Reclusive Rosaceae (IV)

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

3579 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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1_US State Spotter: Herbal Exploration -- Mints, Violets, Buttercups, and Borages

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the geographic area where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

0 Digitizations

0.00% Completed


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US State Spotter: Herbal Exploration (II) Mustards, Primrose, Parsley, and Plantains

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the US State where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

15999 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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US State Spotter: Mysterious Monocots!

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the US State where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

12226 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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“Islands in the Sky”: Alpine Flowers and Climate Change

Help scientists study the long-term effects of climate change at high elevations by documenting historic collections of alpine plants

10783 Digitizations

99.79% Completed


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US State Spotter: Herbal Exploration (III) Mallow, Amaranth, Gentian, & Verbena

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the US State where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

9717 Digitizations

97.63% Completed


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US State Spotter: Herbal Exploration (IV): Poppies, Bellflowers, Saxifrage, & St. John’s wort

Help connect researchers to biodiversity data by identifying the US State where each historic plant specimen was originally collected

9180 Digitizations

94.57% Completed


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US State Spotter: Crop-relative Chronicles

Help researchers investigate agriculturally important plant families by identifying the US State where each historic specimen was found

19632 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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US State Spotter: Horticultural Heavyweights

Help researchers investigate important ornamental plant families by identifying the US State of origin for each historic specimen

19810 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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The Orchid Next Door: Orchids of the United States & Canada (I)

Help document native orchids and investigate patterns in orchid divserification across the United States and Canada

9332 Digitizations

99.57% Completed


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US State Spotter: Tree of Life Tour - Asterids

Help researchers investigate the biodiverse Asterid clade by identifying the US State of origin for each historic plant specimen

17670 Digitizations

88.36% Completed


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US State Spotter: Tree of Life Tour - Eudicots

Help botanical researchers by identifying the US State of origin for each historic plant specimen

16671 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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NYBG Globe Spotter: Herbarium Inbox (Part 1)

Help connect researchers to global biodiversity data by identifying the geographic origin of these new additions to our herbarium

20032 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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NYBG Globe Spotter: Herbarium Inbox (Part 2)

Help connect researchers to global biodiversity data by identifying the geographic origin of these new additions to our herbarium

16891 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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NYBG Globe Spotter: Herbarium Inbox (Part 3)

Help connect researchers to global biodiversity data by identifying the geographic origin of these new additions to our herbarium

18316 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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