Author Archives: Amy Kasameyer

Digitization of a Pteridophyte Herbarium at BRIT

Go behind the scenes to see how the Botanical Research Institute of Texas is contributing to the Pteridophyte Collections Consortium TCN in this presentation by BRIT Herbarium Assistant and former Fern TCN Lead Digitizer Jessica Lane from the Texas Plant … Continue reading

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Over 1.5 million Pteridophyte specimen records now available in the Pteridoportal!

The Pteridoportal (http://pteridoportal.org) now has 1,500,609 pteridophyte specimen records! Our Pteridophyte Collections Consortium TCN participants are making great progress as we begin year 3 of our project.

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Ferns & Lycophytes of the BRIT Herbarium

Learn about the exciting work the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is doing as part of the Pteridophyte Collections Consortium: http://www.brit.org/cabinet-curiosities/ferns You can contribute to their work as a citizen scientist here: Notes from Nature (US SE Biodiversity) –> … Continue reading

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Paleontologic Data Fossilized on IBM 8” Floppies

Paleontologic Data Fossilized on IBM 8” Floppies The Pennsylvanian (323-299 million years ago) is one of the most interesting time periods in Earth’s history. Giant dragonfly relatives like Meganeura (>2 ft wingspan!), 8-ft-long millipedes named Arthropleura, and early mammal-like reptiles lived in a … Continue reading

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Fossil pteridophyte digitization at University of Michigan featured in IDigBio Biodiversity Spotlight

Want to learn more about the Royal Fern family, Osmundaceae? PCC members Selena Smith, Robyn Burnham, and Garth Holman of University of Michigan wrote a nice article for this month’s IDigBio Biodiversity Spotlight: https://www.idigbio.org/content/april-2019-biodiversity-spotlight-0

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The Pteridoportal has over 500,000 pteridophyte specimens!

Have you visited the Pteridoportal at http://www.pteridoportal.org? There are now 546,652 pteridophyte herbarium specimens in the portal, with more being added every week as project collaborators are working hard to digitize their collections. Check out the gallery below to see … Continue reading

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