Lemur success kid
This week Notes From Nature achieved an amazing milestone. Our volunteers transcribed a huge set of herbarium images. This set contained over 50,000 specimen images from two museum collections in the southeast United States. The collections are from Florida State University and Valdosta State University. Both of these collections are part of a broader initiative to digitize museum specimens from the biologically rich southeast United States (sernec.org). The resulting dataset will represent a valuable resource for research. This research will inform areas such as the response of vegetation to global change, human development, and rapid migrations of introduced species, just to name a few!
We want to acknowledge this amazing feat and thank our dedicated volunteers for their efforts. We are truly humbled and impressed by your contributions. You rock!
We will have more images coming soon and look forward to future successes. As one of volunteers recently stated, transcribing these specimens will have a lasting impact on our knowledge of biodiversity.