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Integrating biodiversity data into botanic collections

Horn, T. 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Today's species names are entry points into a web of publicly available knowledge and are integral parts of legislation concerning biological conservation and consumer safety. Species information usually is fragmented, can be misleading due to the existence of different names and might even be biased because of an identical name that is used for a different species. Safely navigating through the name space is one of the most challenging tasks when associating names with data and when decisions are made which name to include in legislation. Integrating publicly available dynamic data to characterise plant genetic resources of botanic gardens and other facilities will significantly increase the efficiency of recovering relevant information for research projects, identifying potentially invasive taxa, constructing priority lists and developing DNA-based specimen authentication.
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To demonstrate information availability and discuss integration into botanic collections, scientific names derived from botanic gardens were evaluated using the Encyclopedia of Life, The Catalogue of Life and The Plant List. 98.5% of the names could be verified by the combined use of these providers. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000070110
DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e7971
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Chemie und Biowissenschaften – Botanisches Institut und Botanischer Garten (BOTANIK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1314-2828
KITopen-ID: 1000070110
Erschienen in Biodiversity Data Journal
Verlag Pensoft Publishers
Band 4
Heft 1
Seiten Art. Nr.: e7971
Schlagwörter Botanic Collections, Conservation, Invasiveness, Encyclopedia of Life, Catalogue of Life, The Plant List, Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Global Invasive Species Information Network, Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe, European Union
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