Author Archives: Amy Kasameyer
Fiddleheads: Fern life cycles and identification workshop videos available
In February, Project PI Carl Rothfels hosted an online mini-workshop for the Jepson Herbarium: Fiddleheads: Fern life cycles and identification. The workshop was recorded and the videos from the workshop are available here: Workshop description: We will cover the foundations … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
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