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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

Shaw, Blanka [1], Shaw, A.J. [1].

Databasing Bryophytes from the Southeastern U.S. in the DUKE Herbarium: an NSF funded project.

THE Duke University Cryptogamic Herbarium is one of the largest repositories of Southeastern U.S. bryophytes. The bryophyte herbarium at Duke was founded by H.L. Blomquist in 1930s and currently contains ca. 200,000 specimens. Important collections of bryophytes include those of L.E. Anderson, H.L. Blomquist, M. Crosby, A.J. Grout, B.D. Mishler, W.B. Schofield, R. Schuster, and A.J. Shaw, as well as 48 bryophyte exsiccati collections. DUKE is part of the NSF-funded SERNEC project (Southeast Network of Expertise and Collections) and NSF is also currently supporting input of collection data for southeastern U.S. moss and liverwort specimens into a data base. The SPECIFY data management system (Biodiversity Research Center, The University of Kansas) is used for data entry and for handling collection management transactions. SPECIFY utilizes the DIGiR protocol and enables internet access to the data. The BioGeomancer Workbench will enable electronic georeferencing of locality data, mapping, and analysing biodiversity data, including identification of undercollected areas, biodiversity hotspots, and sites that harbor rare taxa. We work with the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program to identify endangered and threatened species.


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1 - Duke University, Department of Biology, 139 Biological Sciences Building, PO Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina, 27708, USA

Keywords:
bryophytes
database
specify
Herbarium collections.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: 48-14
Location: Auditorium/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
Time: 12:30 PM
Abstract ID:568


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