FROM BURIED DEAD TO ALIVE IN YOUR POCKET: MOVING FOSSIL DATA FROM SPREADSHEET TO DATABASE TO PRINT TO MOBILE PHONE KEY APP
Our primary goal is publication of Version 4 of Guide to Insect Damage Types on Compressed Plant Fossils. The Damage Guide will include a dichotomous key based on multiple character states for identification of insect-mediated DTs. A web-based, interactive key using multistate characters will be built and maintained online. A core feature of the Guide is a page for each DT that provides a full description of the damage and charts the 18 fields of specimen data, including plant-hosts, locality, stratigraphy, age, specimen repository, possible insect or fungal culprits, modern analogs and linked references.