Now we are 50: A comparison of the botanical activities of Australia from 1973 and now.

Now we are 50: A comparison of the botanical activities of Australia from 1973 and now.

Peter Jobson Room 1: Cinema

Peter Jobson (National Herbarium of NSW, Botanic Gardens of Sydney).

In 1973, over 85,000 specimens were made in Australia covering all aspects of the Australian flora from algae to angiosperms; of these, over 300 specimens became types. Using data from AVH, an examination of the collecting activities of botanists is examined: where did people go; what were they collecting; were they doing general collecting, surveys, or targeting specific research groups. This is compared with a compilation of recent activities to observe if and what changes there are in the collecting activities and behaviours of botanists.

Peter Jobson: peter.jobson@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au
Sun 8:01 am - 12:00 am
Symposium: Data and biodiversity informatics
plants
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