Publications and Presentations


Gries, C., E.E. Gilbert & N.M. Franz. 2014. Symbiota – a virtual platform for creating voucher-based biodiversity information communities. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1114 (24 Jun 2014). (24 pp.) doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1114. Link to Open Access publication.

Franz, N.M., C.W. O’Brien, S.D. Shirota, M.T. Shillingburg & E.E. Gilbert. 2014. Assembling a virtual Weevils of North America checklist with Symbiota – preliminary insights. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau. (In Press) pdf


Botany 2015 – new frontiers in botany!

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29th

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 

Gainesville, Florida, USA, May 25-29th

    • Symposium:  Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use (iDigBio) , Wednesday, May 20th
    • Workshop– SERNEC-TCN and Symbiota Software Group, Hilton Conference Center (included in conference registration- 8:30am-12:30pm)


Global Plants Initiative 7th Annual Meeting

Panama City, Panama, September 22-26th

      • Symbiota: a specimen-based biodiversity portal platform (E. Gilbert, L. Landrum, W. Fertig)
Botany 2014 – new frontiers in botany!

Boise, Idaho, July 26-30th

North American Network of Small Herbaria Workshop

Boise, Idaho, July 31st

  • Specimen publishing and management within the NANSH community data portal (E. Gilbert)




TDWG 2011 Annual Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 16-21st

Lichens, Bryophytes and Climate Change Conference (LBCC) 

Madison, Wisconsin, August 9-10th

    • Symbiota workshop on specimen management
Botany 2011 

St. Louis, Missouri, July 9-13th

Consrtium of Northeastern Herbaria (CNH) 2011 Meeting

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6-7th

    • Symbiota workshop on portal and data management (E. Gilbert)
Digitization Workshop and Best Practices Development Session for the Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH)

Junction, Texas, April 8-10th

    • The Southwest Environmental Information Network, SEINet (E. Gilbert)


3rd Natural History of the Gila Symposium
    • Silver City, New Mexico, October 14-15th
    • Presentation: SEINet: A Specimen-Based Online Species Identification Tool
Botany 2010 Annual Conference
2010 Department of Interior Conference
Earth Day on the National Mall
US National Virtual Herbarium (USVH) workshop
    • Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis from February 23-25th
7th annual Arizona Botanists Meeting
SEINet Regional Meeting
    • The first meeting involving all collections currently participating in SEINet and interested parties took place on February 19th at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ


2009 Annual Meeting Program – Native Plant Society of New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico – August 6-9, 2009

Botany & Mycology 2009

Snowbird, Utah – 25-29 July 2009

Arizona Botanists Meeting – 6th Annual

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – 20 to 22 February 2009


Sixth International Lichenological Symposium IAL 6

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, USA