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Flora of North America: Synergy with other Botanical Projects

Morin, Nancy [1].

Flora of North America: Synergy within the botanical community.  Symposium Summary.

MANY BSA and ASPT members have worked to characterize and document the plants of the continent during the past 100 years of BSA’s history. Building on the strengths and ideas of the original Flora North America, and thanks to the work of more than 800 botanists, the current Flora of North America has published 12 volumes of the total 30 and has a goal of publishing three volumes a year until completion. The success of the project is due, in part, to the wealth of knowledge resulting from past and current floristic and monographic work, and to technology that now makes literature, specimens, and other information much more accessible. In turn, FNA is itself a resource for other floras and monographs and links to other online databases. We all learn from each other, and this synergy has been accelerated tremendously by the use of the Internet. This symposium considers the impact of new technology on floristic work, exciting new trends in how local and regional floras and other information resources are developing, and what we are learning as we orchestrate work on large plant groups and plants of special interest. It will introduce ways to involve students and volunteers in floristics, and consider how results of molecular and cladistic research can be integrated into floristic accounts. This Symposium also will present examples of some of the most useful and powerful online resources available to anyone who has an interest in plants.


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1 - Flora of North America, P. O. Box 333, Point Arena, California, 95468, USA

Keywords:
Flora of North America
floristics
databases.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: 70-1
Location: 352/Holt
Date: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
Time: 8:30 AM
Abstract ID:507


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