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Herbarium Specimens of Tennessee


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Contact

Joey Shaw

Organization

Tennessee Herbarium Consortium

Partners

The Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections

Funding Source

National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation

Description

Digitizing the herbaria of Tennessee

Tennessee is centrally located in a geologically and botanically diverse region, making it critically important to understanding eastern North American biogeography and floristics. Our state spans ecologically variable environments from mountains to barrens to the Mississippi River floodplains. Due to a complicated evolutionary history, TN is a botanical crossroads for floristic elements from the Gulf Coastal Plain, the eastern temperate forests, and the Midwestern prairies. There are 11 herbaria in TN, yet our current understanding of the distribution of plants comes only from the three largest collections. Nine smaller herbarium collections, collectively containing over 125,000 specimens, have traditionally been underutilized in botanical studies. We have created this digitization project to begin the process of databasing Tennessee's collections.

Incentives

Support Research and Conservation by Improving Information Resources

Geographic Scope

Tennessee!

Taxonomic Scope

Fern and Fern Allies

Expeditions

27 Expeditions 156482 Digitizations 2967 Participants

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Grab Bag III

All specimens in this expedition have less than 100 specimens! Help UTC students grow the online database for undergrad research!

16999 Digitizations

83.12% Completed


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Ferns and Fern Allies of Tennessee, Part 1

A Sneak Peak Into Tennessee's Herbaria. Let's get started with Fern and Fern Allies!

5989 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Ferns and Fern Allies of Tennessee, Part 2

A Dive Into Tennessee's Ferns and Fern Allies.

5717 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Plants of Western Tennessee

Western Tennessee's flora is the most under represented in Tennessee, lets fill these knowledge gaps!

5677 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee Invaders

Help a graduate student gather data for her thesis research on Tennessee's most unwanted plants.

4066 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains - Sevier County

A selection of specimens from Sevier County

5797 Digitizations

99.86% Completed


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Tennessee Invaders Part II

Continue to help a graduate student gather data for her thesis research on Tennessee's most unwanted plants.

3408 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains - Blount County

A selection of specimens from Blount County Tennessee

8185 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee Invaders Part III

Help a UTC graduate student compile a large database to further her research on the distribution and spread of these Tennessee invaders.

2833 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee's Carter County

A selection of specimens from Carter County Tennessee

7081 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee Invaders Part IV

Help a UTC graduate student compile a large database to further her research on the distribution and spread of these Tennessee invaders.

3525 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee Buttercups and Friends - Spring Refresher

Refresh your memory of the names of buttercups in Tennessee before spring arrives by transcribing specimens from across the state.

6439 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Spring Mustards of Tennessee - Spring Refresher

Transcribe records of the Tennessee mustards commonly seen during spring

6526 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Showy Trees of Tennessee - Spring Refresher

Transcribe records of Tennessee's showy trees appearing in spring

8781 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee Invaders Part V

Help a UTC graduate student compile a large database to further her research on the distribution and spread of these Tennessee invaders.

4286 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Ferns and Conifers of Tennessee - Spring Refresher

Discover the gymnosperms and ferns of Tennessee by transcribing herbaria specimens

6483 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Spring Trilliums, Lilies, and Irises - Spring Refresher

Help us transcribe the spring trilliums, lilies, and irises of Tennessee!

5798 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Spring Phloxes and Relatives - Spring Refresher

Explore the spring-flowering phloxes and relatives of Tennessee

0 Digitizations

0.00% Completed


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Spring Poppies, Jacks, Sedums, Beauties, Valerians, and Violets - Spring Refresher

Delve into these colorful plants before they pop up this spring in Tennessee!

0 Digitizations

0.00% Completed


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Spring Unfriendlies - Spring Refresher

These "unfriendlies" may be off-putting during spring, yet they need transcription too!

4422 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Flora of Tennessee Prairies and Savannas

Explore the flora of the TN prairies and savannas, increasingly rare landscapes across the Southeast

5237 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee Invaders Part VI

Help a graduate student gather data for her thesis research on Tennessee's most unwanted plants.

6027 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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The Flora of Tennessee's Jackson County, Pt. 1

Help us digitize the records of Jackson County, one of the remaining places where native American Chestnut trees are found.

4882 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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The Flora of Tennessee's Jackson County, Pt. 2

Help us transcribe the specimens of Jackson County, one of the remaining locations where native American Chestnut trees are found.

4976 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Metal Accumulating Species of Chattanooga, TN

Transcribe metal-accumulating plants from the most polluted city in the 1960s, Chattanooga, TN

2971 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Grab Bag I

All specimens in this expedition have less than 200 specimens! Help UTC students grow the online database for undergrad research!

7673 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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Grab Bag II

All specimens in this expedition have less than 300 specimens! Help UTC students grow the online database for undergrad research!

5679 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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