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Digitizing the Natural Heritage of Uruguay

On the first days of the year we were digitizing specimens from the Herbarium of the National Natural History Museum of Uruguay. This is the largest collection of plant species in the country, with more than 80,000 herborized samples, of collections dating from early 1800’s to the present. It brings together the legacy of great botanists of the natural history of our country, such as José Arechavaleta, Diego Legrand y Bernardo Rosengurtt, amongst others.

iNaturalist & Biodiversidata

In Spanish Son incontables las veces que recibí mensajes de mi familia y amigos/as diciendo “¡mirá Flor lo que encontramos en el fondo de casa!, ¿qué es?”. Primero, debo confesar que me gusta muchísimo y que me tomo muy en serio la investigación porque, además, siempre viene bien para la procrastinación. Segundo, que gran parte de las veces no sé de qué organismo se trata, pero no paro hasta desasnar la identidad del hallazgo.

The first Data Paper of Biodiversidata is out

Our first paper has been published in the Biodiversity Data Journal. It derives from the collaborative work of the team members and sets a milestone in the association’s history by being the first comprehensive, open-access database of biodiversity records for Uruguay. The Data Paper includes primary biodiversity records of tetrapod species and data descriptors that enrich each organism collection/observation. Find the publication here: Biodiversidata: An Open-Access BiodiversityDatabase for Uruguay