Great Lakes Invasives TCN

Welcome to the Project Management Page for the NSF-sponsored
Great Lakes Invasives Thematic Collections Network (TCN

A link to our collaborative Specimen Data Portal is provided to the right.

Below you will find links to documents and other resources of interest to project participants.


NSF Proposal Text

List of Taxa to be Digitized

Table of Target Plant Genera A-Z by Family

Primary Participants and Email Lists

Our TCN’s Wiki hosted by iDigBio

Equipment and Usage Manual from the Field Museum

Ruler Template (this can be customized with your institution’s name and/or logo using Adobe In Design / Illustrator; then printed on heavy paper.  You may want to laminate it as well.)


Progress Report, Dec 2014             Progress Report, Sept 2015         Progress Report, Sept 2016

Progress Report, Feb 2015             Progress Report, Dec 2015          Progress Report, Dec 2016

Progress Report, May 2015             Progress Report, March 2016

Progress Report, July 2015

Integrated Project Summary Report YEAR ONE

Integrated Project Summary Report YEAR TWO


New iDigBio Image Ingestion Tool Guide – March 2016

FileZilla program for uploading data to Symbiota portal

Skeletal Record Java App for imaging workflow

Instructions for installing Java App

Guide for imaging and uploading data


Powerpoint delivered at iDigBio Summit IV Oct 27, 2014

Schedule and Information for Organizational Meeting at Field Museum Dec 15, 2014

Powerpoint & Text delivered at iDigBio Summit V Nov 5, 2015

Poster delivered at North American Society for Conservation Biology July 2016

NSF’s 2014 ADBC Awards Press Release

GL Echo – Inviting invasives to the digital world: Nov 13, 2014

CNS – Invasives caught on screen for all to see: Nov 14, 2014

The Environment Report / MI Public Radio: Nov 20, 2014

Univ of Michigan News: Sept 11, 2015

Link to Our Symbiota Portal:

Consortium of Midwest Herbaria
Symbiota Portal: