Join us for GLOBAL WeDigBio – April 7th, 9th, and 10th!

Globaltcn/ March 31, 2022/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Be a part of a global effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth! Organisms may include ferns, fungi, mosses, insects, and mammals. Participants will have an opportunity to meet scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours or talks about the significance of the scientific collections! WeDigBio will be held online daily from Thursday, April 7th, Saturday, April 9th,

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GLOBAL Transcription Event – February 18

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Feb. 11th GLOBAL transcription event! We hope you enjoyed learning more about bryophytes, herbaria, and collection digitization. Together you helped to transcribe 200 specimen records! If you missed out or couldn’t attend our session but are still interested in learning about transcription or more about the GLOBAL project, please click

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GLOBAL Transcription Event – February 11

Globaltcn/ February 2, 2022/ Uncategorized/ 3 comments

Join us online for a virtual transcription event on Zoom on Friday, February 11th from 2-3pm EST! This week we will focus on transcribing bryophyte specimen label data from the University of Tennessee Herbarium (UTK) collections using online and computer tools. To register for this virtual event, please click here. We are hoping to make this a recurring event in the future so stay tuned

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WeDigBio Fall 2021 – October 15 – 16, 2021 – COMPLETED!

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Thank you to all of our amazing WeDigBio volunteers! Over 80 people participated during our two GLOBAL days and more than 200 assisted throughout the Field Museum’s four-day event. Together these volunteers helped us to transcribe over 6,000 bryophyte and lichen specimens! The WeDigBio event included tours of collections, presentations from scientists and students, and a lot of transcription! In

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GLOBAL at WeDigBio 2021 – October 15 & 16

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Scientists from the GLOBAL Bryophyte & Lichen Thematic Collections Network (TCN) and around the world need your help!  Join us in transcribing scientific label data from our collections using online tools. GLOBAL Bryophyte & Lichen TCN WeDigBio events will be held online daily from Friday, October 15th–Saturday, October 16th. To register for this virtual event, please click this link

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Happy Anniversary, GLOBAL!

Globaltcn/ September 24, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

September 2021 marks one year since the start of our GLOBAL TCN project. This same month in 2020 saw a virtual kick-off, with a slow and staggered start under significant COVID-19 restrictions. Most collaborating institutions had limited to no access to their collections and many student workers were away from campus studying virtually. In spite of these challenges, the GLOBAL

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Sharing GLOBAL at BL2021

Globaltcn/ July 6, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Today marks the start of the BL2021 Online Conference: Bryophytes, lichens, and northern ecosystems in a changing world, bringing together four major bryological, lichenological and botanical societies: the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS), the Canadian Botanical Association (CBA-ABC) and the Société québécoise de bryologie (SQB). The conference runs from July 6-9 and seeks to address diverse topics including “climate

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Globaltcn/ April 6, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

In 2011, the North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change (LBCC) TCN began work to digitize bryophyte and lichen specimens collected in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The project grew to include over 100 institutions and posted 5 million specimens on public data portals for Bryophytes (CNABH) and Lichens (CNALH). North America is only one

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