Our second data article has been published in the Biodiversity Data Journal. It derives from the collaborative work of the team members, and represents the second complete and open-access database of biodiversity records from Uruguay. The Data Paper includes primary biodiversity occurrence records of vascular plant species and a large number of data descriptors that enrich each observation/collection of organisms.
📃 Find the publication here: A novel dataset for the vascular plant species diversity in Uruguay
In the first days of this year we were digitizing specimens from the herbarium of the National Museum of Natural History of Uruguay. This is the largest collection of plants in the country, with more than 80,000 herborized specimens, from collections that date from the beginning of 1800 to the present. It gathers the legacy of great botanists of the natural history of our country such as José Arechavaleta, Diego Legrand and Bernardo Rosengurtt, among others.
Countless times I received messages from my family and friends saying “look what we found in the back yard Flor, what is it?”. First, I must confess that I like it very much and that I take the research very seriously because, besides, it always comes in handy for procrastination. Second, that most of the time I don’t know what organism it is, but I don’t stop until I dismantle the identity of the finding.
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