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Kirchoff, Bruce K. [1].

Photographing plants: Standarized photographs and their use in plant identification.

We are at a turning point in how we teach plant identification and identify unknowns, but the revolution has yet to be codified into a coherent formula. Still, the pieces are in place to create a unified teaching and identification environment that can be used as easily by novices as it can by experts. The key to this claim is the use of standardized plant images. The author has used standardized photographs in a program that teaches visual tree identification, and in a new type of visual key. The workshop will cover the photographic standards that have been developed to date, their rational, the need for development additional standards, and will demonstrate the power of standardized images in teaching plant identification. - Interested participants are invited to a post-workshop foray to photograph plants within walking distance of the conference venue. Bring your cameras.

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1 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402-6170, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Workshops
Session: WS04
Location: 556B/Convention Center
Date: Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: WS04001
Abstract ID:1043

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