Realising the potential of herbarium records for conservation biology

Show simple item record Greve, Michelle Lykke, Anne Mette Fagg, Christopher W. Gereau, Roy E. Lewis, Gwilym P. Marchant, Rob Marshall, Andrew R. Ndayishimiye, Joël Bogaert, Jan Svenning, Jens-Christian 2016-08-04T10:52:53Z 2016-07
dc.description.abstract One of the major challenges in ecosystem conservation is obtaining baseline data, particularly for regions that have been poorly inventoried, such as regions of the African continent. Here we use a database of African herbarium records and examples from the literature to show that, although herbarium records have traditionally been collected to build botanical reference “libraries” for taxonomic and inventory purposes, they provide valuable and useful information regarding species, their distribution in time and space, their traits, phenological characteristics, associated species and their physical environment. These data have the potential to provide invaluable information to feed into evidence-based conservation decisions. en_ZA
dc.description.department Plant Science en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-07-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Faculty of Science at Aarhus University (MG); Research and Development Funding – University of Pretoria (MG), Danish Council for Independent Research - Natural Sciences, grant 272-07-0242 (JCS and MG); the Undesert Project, EU-FP7 243906 (AML); the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenburg Foundation (ARM, RG and RM, in collaboration with the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi); and BRIC of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Belgian Technical Cooperation (JN). en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Greve, M, Lykke, AM, Fagg, CW, Gereau, RE, Lewis, GP, Marchant, R, Marshall, AR, Ndayishimiye, J, Bogaert, J & Svenning, J-C 2016, 'Realising the potential of herbarium records for conservation biology', South African Journal of Botany, vol. 105, pp. 317-323. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0254-6299 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1727-9321 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.sajb.2016.03.017
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 SAAB. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in South African Journal of Botany. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in South African Journal of Botany, vol. 105, pp. 317-323, 2016. doi : 10.1016/j.sajb.2016.03.017. en_ZA
dc.subject Biological collections en_ZA
dc.subject Database en_ZA
dc.subject Historical records en_ZA
dc.subject Label information en_ZA
dc.subject Long-term data collections en_ZA
dc.subject Trait en_ZA
dc.title Realising the potential of herbarium records for conservation biology en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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