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Integrative and Translational Uses of Herbarium Collections Across Time, Space, and Species

This Research Topic aims to synthesize and inspire the frontier of integrative and translational research using herbarium collections to highlight their unharvested potential for addressing outstanding research questions and societal challenges.

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9/17/20
An algorithm competition for automatic species identification from herbarium specimens

Plant biodiversity is threatened, yet many species remain undescribed. It is estimated that >50% of undescribed species have already been collected and are awaiting discovery in herbaria.

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7/6/20
Herbarium specimens can reveal impacts of climate change on plant phenology; a review of methods and applications

Studies in plant phenology have provided some of the best evidence for large-scale responses to recent climate change.

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3/18/19
Enhancement of conservation knowledge through increased access to botanical information

Herbarium specimens are increasingly recognized as an important resource for conservation

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3/5/19
Simple but long-lasting: A specimen imaging method applicable for small- and medium-sized herbaria

Major international herbaria, natural history museums and universities have recently begun to digitise their collections to facilitate studies and improve access to collections.

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2/25/19
Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management: Self-Assessment Tool

 A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.

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5/3/18
Chapter 7: Using the Plant Collection – Research, Conservation, Public Engagement, Recreation and Tourism

As multidisciplinary institutions at the interface between people and plants, botanic gardens are prime centres for botanical research and plant conservation.

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3/12/18