Dear Collections and Biodiversity Researchers & Educators,
Webinar: iNAT in Your Specimen Data
Speakers: Mason Heberling (heber...@carnegiemnh.org) and Bonnie Isaac (isa...@carnegiemnh.org);
Date: Thursday 11/5/2020
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time
Do you ever wish you had field pictures of your specimens? Mason and Bonnie will review how botanists use iNaturalist platform to link iNat images and data with specimen data. They leverage the widely used citizen science platform, iNaturalist, to permanently associate field‐collected images to herbarium specimens, including information not well preserved in traditional specimens. Labels are made using iNaturalist records, which are then linked to specimens directly with QR codes on labels that direct the user back to the iNaturalist record, including field images This protocol improves the efficiency and accuracy of all steps from the collecting event to specimen curation and enhances the potential uses of specimens. iNaturalist provides a standardized and cost‐efficient enhancement to specimen collection and curation that can be easily adapted for specific research goals or other collection types beyond herbaria.
Link to protocol paper in Applications in Plant Sciences: iNaturalist as a tool to expand the research value of museum specimens
Link to Botanical Society of America talk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6sw0nbhmnr4p3xl/Botany%202020%20-%20Virtual%21_%20Virtual%20Meeting%20Details%20-%20Google%20Chrome%208_27_2020%208_20_58%20AM.mp4?dl=0
The Webinar will be recording and posted on a shared Google Drive.
Neil S. Cobb,
Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(Mobile Office) 928-607-4075 Skype Name: neil_cobb
Virtual Meeting: Contact for Zoom URL
Do you know where all 200,000 North American arthropod species live?
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