TCNs

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Each Thematic Collections Network (TCN) is a network of institutions with a strategy for digitizing information that addresses a particular research theme, such as impacts of climate change or biota of a region. Once digitized, data are easily accessed and available for other research and educational use. Other institutions and collections may join an existing TCN as a Partner to Existing Network (PEN). The following are the TCNs and PENs currently funded by the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) project:

Current Thematic Collection Networks (TCNs) funded through the National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Program


InvertNet: An Integrative Platform for Research on Environmental Change, Species Discovery and Identification

Primary Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Website: http://invertnet.org/


North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change

Primary Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Websites:http://lbcc.limnology.wisc.edu/ Data Portals: [1], [2]


Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-trophic Associations

Primary Institution: American Museum of Natural History

Website: http://tcn.amnh.org/


Digitizing Fossils to Enable New Syntheses in Biogeography- Creating a PALEONICHES

Primary Institution: University of Kansas


The Macrofungi Collection Consortium: Unlocking a Biodiversity for Understanding Biotec Interactions, Nutrient Cycling and Human Affairs

Primary Institution: New York Botanical Garden

Website: http://www.nybg.org/science/new_20120723.php

Mobilizing New England Vascular Plant Data to Track Environmental Changes

Primary Institution: Yale University


Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN): A Model for Collections Digitization to Promote Taxonomic and Ecological Research

Primary Institution: Northern Arizona University
Data Portal: http://symbiota1.acis.ufl.edu/scan/portal/index.php
Project Website: http://scan1.acis.ufl.edu/

Current Partner to Existing Networks (PENs) funded through the National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Program


Digitization of North American Bryophyte and Lichen Specimens from Florida Herbaria

Primary Institution: University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History

Website: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herbarium/research.htm

Addressing Colorado Lichens and Bryophytes as Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change

Primary Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder