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Colloquia: SERNEC: Four years of development of a herbarium Research Coordination Network

Mast, Austin [1], Nelson, Roy (Gil) [2], Alford, Mac [3], Goertzen, Leslie [4], Major, Kelly [5], Woods, Michael [6], Clopton, Jessica [2].

The Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project: >100,000 New Specimen Images from a Coordination across Five Herbaria.

The Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project (DSPSIP) is a collaborative effort among five southeastern US herbaria designed to jump-start the collection of digital biodiversity information on the East Gulf Coastal Plain (EGCP) Ecoregion.  Stretching across five states from the Florida Panhandle to eastern Louisiana, the EGCP ecoregion is one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the United States.  The DSPSIP has imaged 115,000 plant specimens from the ecoregion to date and designed tools to make the specimen imaging workflow more efficient.  We will discuss the social and software solutions that we've designed for coordination on the project, as well as the complementarity of the data from the five institutions for addressing temporal and geographic questions in one representative family, the Fabaceae (legumes).

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Plant Specimen Imaging Workbench

1 - Florida State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Tallahasse, Florida, 32306-1100, USA
2 - Florida State University, Department of Biological Science, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA
3 - University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Biological Sciences, 118 College Drive #5018, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406, U.S.A.
4 - Auburn University, Department of Biological Sciences, 101 Life Sciences Building, Auburn, Alabama, 36849-5407, USA
5 - University of South Alabama, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Bldg. #124, 307 University Blvd. North, Mobile, Alabama, 36688, USA
6 - Troy University, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Troy, AL, 36082, USA

Biodiversity informatics
Digital images

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C3
Location: Ballroom C/Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: C3003
Abstract ID:395

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