What??? Can’t afford to fly the taxonomist 1,200 miles back to your garden 3-4 times/year to verify one genus? Neither could Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG), so it created a digital verification program to capture seasonal taxonomic characteristics to share with the taxonomists through the Internet. CBG has worked with other museums, universities, and digital sharing projects to address issues related to naming plant views, the rapid change in plant names, and securely exchanging images with taxonomists over the Internet. This session will share the details of the digital verification project as well as the lessons learned.
Presenter: B.E. Tankersley, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois.