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Oaks are critical to the health and function of forest and shrubland habitats in the United States, but many native oaks are threatened with extinction in the wild.
The U.S. national heritage of approximately one billion biodiversity specimens, once
digitized, can be linked to emerging digital data sources to form an information-rich network
Herbarium specimens are increasingly recognized as an important resource for conservation
Major international herbaria, natural history museums and universities have recently begun to digitise their collections to facilitate studies and improve access to collections.
October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Botanical gardens and their living collections have unique but underutilized resources for plant biology research.
Digitization, integration, and optimization of collections data can pay dividends across the board from management efficiency to innovative research activity.