Integrating Plant Systematics
Barkworth, Mary .
A national plant atlas as a tool for integrating plant systematics.
Distribution maps are the end product of numerous scientific endeavors. Their development requires creation of taxonomic treatments which synthesize information from diverse studies. In some instances, the need to develop better treatments will require research. An atlas project can help highlight these needs, thereby creating research opportunities. Authoritative distribution maps must be tightly linked to collections. This requires development of effective identification keys and accelerating the databasing of collections. Weaving these activities together to create a national atlas will result in a highly visible product plus new information resources that can be used in more complex analyses. It will also help speed the transmission of our research findings to a broader audience and expand engagement in our efforts to describe and document the nationís plant diversity.
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1 - Utah State University, Intermountain Herbarium, Dept. of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah, 84322, USA
Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Location: Boulevard C/Hilton
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Time: 3:45 PM