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WeDigBio 2020 Update

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Plants of Arkansas project on Notes from Nature (NfN) recently participated in its sixth WeDigBio transcription blitz; the ANHC has hosted events for three of the blitzes. During the four-day  ... Read More

At Age 17, ANHC Herbarium Has Accessioned Over 15,000 Specimens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 09, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium was founded in 2003 and officially recognized by the international Index Herbariorum (IH) in 2010 when it had totaled 5,000 accessioned (http://collections.paleo.amnh.org/tools- ... Read More

ANHC Hosts Arkansas WeDigBio Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, September 28, 2020

The ANHC is hosting a WeDigBio transcription blitz this October 15-18! WeDigBio, which stands for Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is an event that encourages people worldwi ... Read More

Researchers Rediscover Elusive Natural Blue Pigment Used in Medieval Illuminations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, May 29, 2020

Scientists, historians, and conservationists spend a lot of time espousing the value of primary source records, natural history collections, herbarium specimens, and other historical documents in  ... Read More

Lite Event is Anything but Lightweight

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

On April 16-19, the ANHC hosted its first ever spring event (online only) for WeDigBio Lite. Volunteers worked on herbarium transcriptions for the Plants of Arkansas Project (https://www.zoonivers ... Read More

The Digitization Revolution: New Discoveries From Old Collections

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Theo Witsell In 1999, when I was wrapping up an undergraduate degree in botany, most of the professional botanists in the state got together and formed a working group called the Arkansas Vascu ... Read More

Building the ANHC Herbarium's Imaging Station

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Molly Robinson To the delight of its staff and volunteers, the ANHC Herbarium is now ready to resume imaging its collection of over 15,000 accessioned plant specimens as part of its digitizatio ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Specimen Images Online and More to Come!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In summer and fall 2018, volunteers and interns took photographs of 12,069 accessioned specimens in the ANHC Herbarium. These specimen images and their associated data were u ... Read More

Collaboration Leads to Transcription Workshops in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos Diana Soteropoulos, junior botanist at the ANHC, and Jennifer Ogle, Arkansas Native Seed Program Coordinator and new collections manager at the University of Arkansas Herbari ... Read More

ANHC Steps Up to Continue Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In 2018, the ANHC began participating in the Arkansas Herbarium Digitization (AHD) project, part of the larger project “Advancing Digitization in Biological Collections” fund ... Read More


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