Welcome to the SERNEC data portal

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SERNEC (SouthEast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections) is a consortium of 233 herbaria in 14 states in the southeastern USA. Our aim is to provide herbarium specimen images and metadata from one of the most botanically diverse regions of the earth with the goal of facilitating research, management planning and a well-informed public. These data span 200 years of botanical information housed in herbaria in the Southeast and are vital to studies in biodiversity, evolution, ecology and systematics to name a few. We are also working to link our efforts with those of other regional herbarium groups and with the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections, iDigBio. This site is brought to you in collaboration with the SEINet Network. Please send questions or comments to the portal manager.
Interested in getting more involved?
SERNEC has many onsite and remote volunteer opportunities. We are continually running expeditions on the Notes from Nature platform and can always use help with our georeferencing activities. We also encourage you to make use of our lesson plans and activities.
SERNEC is currently funded by the National Science Foundation as a Thematic Collections Network with the goal of digitizing an additional 4 million specimens from the southeast United States. As part of this effort we are partnering with CyVerse for image archiving and access.
Need data? How can we help? Please contact the PI to see if we can better accommodate your research needs.