Calling all biodiversity specimen collectors and preparators!

iDigBio's Outlier Detection and Documentation by Collectors (ODD Collectors) Working Group would be grateful for 10-15 minutes of your time to complete an anonymous survey related to your experience with "outliers" (or "anomalies" or "oddities") in biodiversity collections.  For our usage, outliers are defined as individual specimens that differ from a previously documented or perceived general norm within a taxon in any biological characteristic such as morphology, anatomy, distribution, behavior, phenology, or ecology.  To participate, follow the link below.  We hope to see your response by March 22, 2016.

We would also appreciate your help in promoting the survey by forwarding this email to any interested parties, "liking" our iDigBio Facebook post (, and retweeting our iDigBio tweet (

Please direct questions to Katelin Stanley ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) or Austin Mast ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).  Thanks for considering this request!

With best regards,
Katelin Stanley, Austin Mast, and the rest of iDigBio's ODD Collectors Working Group