The contribution of vegetation survey and mapping to herbarium collections and botanical knowledge : a case study from Queensland

  • The Queensland Herbarium Regional Ecosystem Survey and Mapping (QHRESM) program has contributed almost 90000 (89389) specimens to the Queensland Herbarium in Brisbane accounting for 28% of the specimens added to the Herbarium between 1970 and 2011. These specimens have been collected across all bioregions and vegetation communities in Queensland in a systematic sampling program driven by the requirement to sample comprehensively all vegetation communities. The QHRESM’s Queensland Herbarium (BRI) specimens represent more than 79% of the native, and 73% of the naturalised vascular flora of Queensland, as well as making valuable contributions to the bryophytes, lichens and liverworts collections. The data and specimens collected enhance our ability to assess local, state and continental-scale plant diversity, and will be used by botanists, ecologists, governments, business and the public for long into the future.

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Author:Victor John Neldner
Parent Title (English):Cunninghamia : a journal of plant ecology for eastern Australia
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/06/18
Date of first Publication:2014/05/27
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/06/18
Tag:Herbarium specimens; Queensland flora; conservation status; floristic composition; modelling of species; regional ecosystems; survey and mapping; systematic sampling; vegetation
Page Number:11
First Page:77
Last Page:87
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia / Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia, Volume 14 (2014)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht