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Bryology and Lichenology

Lendemer, James [1].

Next Generation Lichenology: A Strategy to Advance Biodiversity Science Leveraging the Riches of the Past.

Lichens have been the subject of scientific study for more than three centuries. Collectively hundreds of scientists have published thousands of works that have contributed to our current understanding of lichen diversity in its many forms and functions. Much of this scientific legacy resides in a vast, and physically dispersed network of natural history collections. Recent large-scale herbarium digitization efforts have sought to connect these resources, improve their interoperability with newly generated data, and catalyze new investigation. Yet limitations to these data exist, and there are many caveats to their use. This talk will identify key gaps in lichen knowledge and present a strategy by which they can be overcome while also integrating existing data from natural history collections.

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1 - The New York Botanical Garden, Institute of Systematic Botany, Bronx, New York, 10458, USA


Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: LICH1, Lichenology
Location: San Pedro 2/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 5:15 PM
Number: LICH1015
Abstract ID:905
Candidate for Awards:None

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