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Integrative and Translational Uses of Herbarium Collections Across Time, Space, and Species

This Research Topic aims to synthesize and inspire the frontier of integrative and translational research using herbarium collections to highlight their unharvested potential for addressing outstanding research questions and societal challenges.

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9/17/20
An algorithm competition for automatic species identification from herbarium specimens

Plant biodiversity is threatened, yet many species remain undescribed. It is estimated that >50% of undescribed species have already been collected and are awaiting discovery in herbaria.

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7/6/20
Chilling consequences: Herbarium records reveal earlier reproductive phenology of winter annual gladecress in a wetter, cooler climate

Plant phenological responses to global warming are well studied. However, while many locations are experiencing increased temperatures, some locations are experiencing climate cooling.

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1/29/20
The Extended Specimen Network: A Strategy to Enhance US Biodiversity Collections, Promote Research, and Education

For more than two centuries, biodiversity collections have served as the foundation for scientific investigation of and education about life on Earth. The collections that have been assembled in

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12/3/19
Research Gaps and Challenges in the Conservation and Use of North American Wild Lettuce Germplasm

The North American crop wild relatives (CWR) of lettuce (Lactuca L.) represent an underexplored

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11/1/19
PhenoForecaster: A software package for the prediction of flowering phenology

Predicting the flowering times of angiosperm taxa is a goal of mounting importance in the face of future climate change, with applications not only in plant biology and ecology, but also horticulture, agriculture, and invasive species management.

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3/21/19
Herbarium specimens can reveal impacts of climate change on plant phenology; a review of methods and applications

Studies in plant phenology have provided some of the best evidence for large-scale responses to recent climate change.

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3/18/19
Integrating herbarium specimen observations into global phenology data systems

The Plant Phenology Ontology (PPO) was originally developed to integrate phenology observations of whole plants across different global observation networks.

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3/15/19
Enhancement of conservation knowledge through increased access to botanical information

Herbarium specimens are increasingly recognized as an important resource for conservation

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3/5/19
Simple but long-lasting: A specimen imaging method applicable for small- and medium-sized herbaria

Major international herbaria, natural history museums and universities have recently begun to digitise their collections to facilitate studies and improve access to collections.

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2/25/19

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