Help us unlock the data from our Bryophyte and Lichen specimens!

GLOBAL Transcription Event – October 7th

Join us online for a virtual transcription event on Zoom on Friday, October 7th from 1:30-3pm EST! To register for this virtual event, please click here.

WeDigBio – October 14 – 16th

Be a part of a global effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth! Organisms may include ferns, fungi, mosses, lichens, 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 Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th.

To register for this event, please click here.

How to Help

How to Create a Crowdsourcing Account: https://tinyurl.com/3vpb6u7h

How to Transcribe (PDF): https://tinyurl.com/9t6wrvcj

How to Transcribe (Video): https://tinyurl.com/22a29tws

Additional Transcription Resources: https://globaltcn.utk.edu/transcription

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Bryophytes

Lichens

Recordings and Links from Previous Transcription Events

September 16th, 2022 event, recording and links to articles on Timo Koponen: Timo Koponen – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Timo Koponen — University of Helsinki, Timo Koponen specimens in the Bryophyte Portal and Timo Koponen specimens in the Lichen Portal.

September 9th, 2022 event, recording and links to articles on L.J. Brass: L.J. Brass Herbarium Dedication, L.J. Brass Collection GuideLeonard John Brass – Wikipedia, Fourth Archbold Expedition to New Guinea | Arnold Arboretum, L.J. Brass specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, L.J. Brass specimens in the Lichen Portal, and L.J. Brass specimens in the SERNEC Vascular Portal.

August 26th, 2022 event, links to articles on M. Monet and J. Hoschedé: Michel Monet – WikipediaThe Secret Herbarium of Giverny Brochure (English/Italian)Virtual Exhibit (French) L’herbier secret de Giverny, Monet et Hoschedé en botanistesM. Monet specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, and J. Hoschedé specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

August 19th, 2022 event, links to articles on Captain Pickels and the Crocker Land Expedition: Maurice Tanquary’s Crockerland Expedition Photographic Collection, Private journal of George Comer while on the Relief Schooner George B. Cluett, Norwich Bulletin September 8, 1916 Page 1 | Newspaper Archive (gastearsivi.com), Crocker Land Expedition (arcgis.com), Mirage and Murder in the Arctic – Storied. (illinois.edu), and Captain Pickels specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

August 12th, 2022 event, links to articles on Mary Katherine and T.S. Brandegee: The Brandegees: Leading Botanists in San Diego, Mary Katharine Brandegee – Wikipedia, Townshend Stith Brandegee – Wikipedia, Katharine Brandegee: Blazing a Trail for Women in Science, Brandegee specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, Brandegee specimens in the Lichen Portal, and Brandegee specimens in the CCH2 Vascular Portal.

August 5th, 2022 event, links to articles on Alice Eastwood: Alice Eastwood – Wikipedia, Nature_1949_Alice_Eastwood.pdf (islapedia.com), Pioneering passion for plants: Botanist Alice Eastwood explored the Southwest, Alice Eastwood (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov), Alice Eastwood: Pioneering Botanist, Explorer & Naturalist, Lifelong Lover of Flowers & Plants, California Academy of Sciences Curator of Botany (untoldstories.net) Alice Eastwood specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, Alice Eastwood specimens in the Lichen Portal, and Alice Eastwood specimens in the SERNEC Vascular Portal.

July 29th, 2022 event, links to articles on Fay A. MacFadden: About Fay – Biological Science | CSUF (fullerton.edu)A Trip to Tonquin Valley on JSTOR, Easter Week at Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia on JSTOR, Fay A. MacFadden specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, Fay A. MacFadden specimens in the Lichen Portal, and Fay A. MacFadden specimens in the SERNEC Vascular Portal.

July 22nd, 2022 event, links to articles on Percy H. Gentle: Percy H. Gentle – North Carolina Botanical Garden (unc.edu)Percy Gentle specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, Percy Gentle specimens in the Lichen Portal, and Percy Gentle specimens in the SERNEC Vascular Portal.

July 15th, 2022 event, links to articles on Dr. Eula Whitehouse: Dr. Eula Whitehouse – Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Botanical GardenEula Whitehouse and the Cryptogams – Center for Plant ConservationEula Whitehouse specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, and Eula Whitehouse specimens in the Lichen Portal.

July 8th, 2022 event, links to articles on Elly Nannenga-Bremekamp: Nannenga-Bremekamp, Neeltje Elizabeth (Elly) (1916-1996) on JSTOR, Elly Nannenga-Bremekamp – Wikipedia, Elly Nannenga-Bremekamp, Knip-Pers 1997-1, and N.E. Nannenga-Bremekamp specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

June 24th, 2022 event, links to articles on Winona H. Welch: Winona H. Welch Papers (PP) (nybg.org), Winona Hazel Welch – Wikipedia, Winona Hazel Welch, Moss Champion – Historical Records Committee | Ecological Society of America (esa.org), and Winona H. Welch specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

June 10th, 2022 event, links to articles on Richard Evan Schultes: The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes (amazonteam.org), Richard Evans Schultes | The Schultes Center, Richard Evans Schultes – The Father of Modern Ethnobotany – YouTube, and Richard Evans Schultes specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

June 3rd, 2022 event, links to articles on Richard Spruce: Richard Spruce – WikipediaRichard Spruce and the Trials of Victorian Bryology – The Public Domain Review and Richard Spruce, one of Peru’s greatest botanists – Aracari Travel; Richard Spruce specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

May 27th, 2022 event, links to tardigrade websites shown: D.S. Horning specimens in the Bryophyte Portal, Tardigrada – Soil Bugs – Guide to New Zealand Soil Invertebrates and Tardigrada of New Zealand (tandfonline.com).

May 13th, 2022 event, links to article on Elisha Kent Kane expedition: Elisha Kent Kane – Wikipedia and Elisha Kent Kane specimens in the Bryophyte Portal.

May 6th, 2022 event, links to website shown: Women in Cryptogamic Botany – Narratives Details – The William & Lynda Steere Herbarium (nybg.org).

April 29th, 2022 event, links to videos shown: Brilliant Bryophytes | Hornworts, Liverworts, Mosses – Gardening Australia and What’s in a Lichen? – National Geographic.

April 22nd, 2022 event, not recorded.

April 8th, 2022 event, no presentation (not recorded).

April 1st, 2022 event, please click here.

March 25th, 2022 event, please click here.

March 18th, 2022 event, no presentation (not recorded).

March 11th, 2022 event, please click here.

March 4th, 2022 event, please click here.

February 25th, 2022 event, please click here.

February 18th, 2022 event, please click here.

February 11th, 2022 event, please click here.

What is WeDigBio?

Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, or WeDigBio, is a global data campaign, virtual science festival, and local outreach opportunity, all rolled into one. The annual, 4-day WeDigBio events mobilize participants to create digital data about biodiversity specimens, including fish in jars, plants on sheets, insects on pins, and fossils in drawers. During a typical WeDigBio event, some participants are at onsite events hosted by museums, field stations, universities, science classrooms, or other organizations. Those onsite events provide opportunities for research talks or other interactions with those using the newly created data to benefit science and society. Other participants are distributed individually around the world.  For those, we offer a virtual meeting space, which contains live feeds from some of the onsite events and provides another way to interact with scientists and others.  WeDigBio 2021 events will occur from April 8–11 and October 14–17. 

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