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Celebrating 15 years of SERNEC: Where we've been, where we are, & where we are going

Mast, Austin [1].

WeDigFLPlants—Innovative, place-based citizen science engagement to deepen public understanding of Florida's flora.

WeDigFLPlants is a collaboration between herbaria, enthusiast groups (such as the Florida Native Plant Society), classrooms, and others to build the most complete historical baseline possible for Florida’s flora. The project aims to engage participants in the transcription of herbarium specimen labels from all remaining yet-to-be-databased, Florida-collected specimens no matter where in the world the specimens are curated. Since its start in 2016, WeDigFLPlants has produced over 50,000 transcriptions by combining the infrastructure and other resources of sernecportal.org, Biospex.org, NotesfromNature.org, WeDigBio.org, iDigBio.org, and the Libraries of Life Augmented Reality Mobile App to create an engaging and educational experience for participants. I will provide an overview of how the cyberinfrastructure pieces fit together and how new developments in Biospex.org, such as visualizations to support events (e.g., classroom exercises, Earth Day celebrations, etc.), will benefit the WeDigFLPlants community and others like it.  WeDigFLPlants is easy to replicate for your research focus, be it circumscribed by region, taxon, guild, or in some other way!

Related Links:

1 - Florida State University, Department Of Biological Science, 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, United States

citizen science

Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Abstract ID:660
Candidate for Awards:None

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