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Heuchera Alba Twitter Identification, Christopher T. Martine Jan 2018

Heuchera Alba Twitter Identification, Christopher T. Martine

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The casual posting of a misidentified photograph led to a tweet exchange among Chris Martine, Bucknell University; Ryan Folk, Florida Museum of Natural History; and Scott Schuette, Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program in June 2017. The scientists used their private accounts to conduct a discussion about the specific species identified. This exchange opened the possibility of a previously unknown range of a rare species, which Martine explored further and documented in the scientific publication PhytoKeys.

Related records included in this repository are "The hidden Heuchera: How science Twitter uncovered a globally imperiled species in Pennsylvania, USA" and "Rappelling Scientists Find Rare ...