Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Sylvia Orli

Information Management
Department / Division
  • BS, Cornell University (1990)
  • MS, University of Arizona (1993)
Research Interests

Manager for all IT related activities in the Department of Botany, digitization and volunteer transcription (crowdsourcing) lead, website manager

  • Schuettpelz, Eric, Frandsen, Paul, Dikow, Rebecca B., Brown, Abel, Orli, Sylvia S., Peters, Melinda, Metallo, Adam, Funk, Vicki, and Dorr, Laurence J. 2017. "Applications of deep convolutional neural networks to digitized natural history collections." Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e21139.
  • Orli, Sylvia S. and Bird, Jessica. 2016. "Establishing Workflows and Opening Access to Data within Natural History Collections." Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 12 (2): 147– 162.
  • Wiersema, John H., McNeill, John, Turland, Nicholas J., Orli, Sylvia S., and Wagner, Warren L. 2015. "The foundation of the Melbourne Code Appendices: Announcing a new paradigm for tracking nomenclatural decisions." Taxon 64 (5): 1021– 1027.
  • Shetler, Stanwyn G., Orli, Sylvia S., Wells, Elizabeth Fortson, and Beyersdorfer, M. 2006. "Checklist of the vascular plants of Plummers Island, Maryland. Contribution XXIX to the Natural History of Plummers Island, Maryland." Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington (14): 1– 57.[1:COTVPO]2.0.CO
  • Abu-Asab, M. S., Peterson, Paul M., Shetler, Stanwyn G., and Orli, Sylvia S. 2001. "Earlier plant flowering in spring as a response to global warming in the Washington, DC, area." Biodiversity and Conservation 10: 597– 612.
  • Takahashi, M., Nowicke, Joan W., Webster, G. L., Orli, Sylvia S., and Yankowski, S. 2000. "Pollen morphology, exine structure and systematics of Acalyphoideae (Euphorbiaceae), Part 3. Tribes Epiprinae (Epiprinus, Symphyllia, Adenochlaena, Cleidiocarpon, Koilodepas, Cladogynous, Cephalocrotonopsis, Cephalocroton, Cephalomappa), Adeliea." Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 110: 1– 66.
  • Peterson, Paul M., Shetler, Stanwyn G., Abu-Asab, M. S., and Orli, Sylvia S. 2005. "Global climate change: The spring temperate flora." in Plant conservation: A natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 185– 193.
  • Shetler, Stanwyn G. and Orli, Sylvia S. 2002. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Washington-Baltimore Area. Part 2. Monocotyledons. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Shetler, Stanwyn G. and Orli, Sylvia S. 2000. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Washington-Baltimore Area. Part 1. Ferns, Fern Allies, Gymnosperms and Dicotelydons. Smithsonian Institution.