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We would like to give thanks to the following individuals who have helped to facilitate and develop both the content and design of the specimen data portal.

How to cite: National Biodiversity Centre and M.B. Thomas. 2017. Databasing and Digital Imaging Biological Specimens of Bhutan. National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. Thimphu, Bhutan. Downloaded at: (day/month/year accessed).

National Biodiversity Center
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests

Dr. Tashi Yangzome Dorji
Program Director
Mrs. Sangay Dema
Biodiversity Data Content Manager
Mrs. Rinchen Yangzom
Herbarium Collections Manager
Mr. Choki Gyeltshen
Biodiversity Data Manager

Digital Imaging and Databasing training participants
Dr. Michael B. Thomas, Trainer and Bioinformatics Specialist
Kencho Dorji, Biodiversity Officer
Rinchen Dorji, Biodiversity Specialist
Tshering Dorji, Biodiversity Specialist
Reena Gurung, IT Support
Choki Gyeltshen, Biodiversity Data Manager
Sherub Gyeltsen, Librarian
Sangay Lunten, ESP
Choki Wangmo, Biodiversity Technician

Royal University of Bhutan
Dr. Dhan Bdr. Gurung, College of Natural Resources

National Mushroom Centre
Mr. Dawa Penjor, Program Director
Ms. Sabitra Pradhan, Curator

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
Dr. Michael B. Thomas served as one of over 400 U.S. citizens who shared expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program in 2017. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

World Learning
Laura Descher, Fulbright Specialist Program Officer for South and Central Asia
Caroline Stokes, Program Associate