In the Cellinese Lab we investigate the evolution, systematics and biogeography of angiosperms (flowering plants). In addition, we are interested in semantic data integration and interoperability and are developing tools that serve the biodiversity and phyloinformatics communities (e.g., TOLKIN, BiSciCol and RegNum).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery

A very nice article published in PNAS enhancing the role of herbaria (and other museum collections, really!) in biodiversity research. Of all the new species I have described, only one I found in the field.  Discoveries are really made around the many cases.  The statistics presented is really interesting! Great read!  See paper here

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