Volumes of data on plant diversity, the locations of wild and cultivated species, and the dates of plant collection are becoming available due to the digitization of herbarium specimens. Images of herbarium specimens provide a rich resource that can be harvested for data on plant form and phenology. In this lab or workshop, participants will examine the effects of climate on the timing of phenological events of a selected species. Participants will learn to search for and download herbarium specimen data from the Consortium of California Herbaria online database, CCH2 (cch2.org). They will then use RStudio Cloud to visualize, clean, and analyze prepared datasets from CCH2 to answer real scientific questions.
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