My research program involves topics within the broadly defined area of biodiversity study. I am particularly interested in (1) the interplay of ecology and evolution that determines the form and function of plant life on Earth and (2) the use of biodiversity research specimens and digital information about them to bring that interplay into sharper focus. I sit on the iDigBio steering committee and chair the Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Specimens Working Group. Broadening participation in digitization via meaningful opportunities (e.g., co-created citizen science projects) is an area of active research in my lab. I am also Director of FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium and a member of the steering committee for Notes from Nature, a tool for public participation in the digitization of biodiversity research specimen labels.
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