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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

23 Expeditions 73533 Transcriptions 1268 Transcribers

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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!

5993 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Ferns and Fern Allies of Tennessee, Part 2

A Dive Into Tennessee's Ferns and Fern Allies.

5723 Transcriptions

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!

5676 Transcriptions

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Tennessee Invaders

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

4066 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains - Sevier County

A selection of specimens from Sevier County

5809 Transcriptions

100.00% 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 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains - Blount County

A selection of specimens from Blount County Tennessee

8179 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Tennessee's Carter County

A selection of specimens from Carter County Tennessee

7071 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

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.

6446 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Spring Mustards of Tennessee - Spring Refresher

Transcribe records of the Tennessee mustards commonly seen during spring

6526 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Showy Trees of Tennessee - Spring Refresher

Transcribe records of Tennessee's showy trees appearing in spring

8779 Transcriptions

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.

4288 Transcriptions

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

6482 Transcriptions

100.00% Completed


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Transcriptions


Herbarium Specimens of Tennessee Transcription Chart

Heat Map Transcribed Specimens

FSU Florida Museum IdigBio University of Florida National Science Foundation