A series of exercises to help students become acquainted with the capabilities of GBIF and BISON.
Students completing this exercise will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the importance of herbaria in plant biology research.
- Evaluate the quality of information and data obtained from a variety of sources.
- Discuss the value of big data for investigating large spatial- or temporal-scale phenomena.
- Evaluate the importance of citizen scientists to big data.
This material was developed to as part of a project titled: Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections. Additional materials are available at CollectionsEducation.org.
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