WIS funded to digitize GLOBAL lichens and bryophytes

NSF recently funded a large collaborative effort among 25 major institutions named “GLOBAL: Building a Global Consortium of Bryophytes and Lichens: Keystones of Cryptobiotic Communities”, that will digitize 1.2 million specimens, integrating information about bryophytes and lichens with each other and with their commensal organisms on a worldwide scale.  The project is funded through 2024.  For more information visit: https://globaltcn.utk.edu/