Small Collections Grant

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Boosting the herbarium of the Botanical Garden of Marimurtra

Carles

Spain

Database, Digitally image, Process backlog, Conserve

Cost: $

2000

HMIM

Botanical Garden of Marimurtra

Objective:

I. To complete the herbarium with the specimens not yet contained in it and already existing in the garden.
Marimurtra is reviewing its taxonomic catalog of species, estimating a total of more than 4,000 taxa. By now, it is ready to update the HMIM for each taxon, aiming to become a reference for the identification of flora.
II.To incorporate the accumulated backlog specimens to the herbarium.
HMIM preserves recollections (1970-90) of specimens to be reviewed, updated and uploaded into the DDBB.
III.To publish the DDBB on public platforms.
With the incorporation of these specimens, HMIM can b

Plan:

In order to accomplish each of the project objectives, the following actions will take place.
Objective I. To complete the herbarium with the specimens not yet contained in it and already existing in the garden.
Actions I.
a. To make an inventory of the potential taxons to be included anew in the herbarium
b. To include the selected taxons (over 4,000 specimens) in the actual herbarium following the protocols of the Herbarium of the Botanical Garden of Marimurtra.
c. To guard for the present and future conservation of the herbarium

Objective II. To incorporate the accumulated backlog specimens to the herbarium.
Actions II.
a. To review the preserved specimens included in 15 old herbarium boxes (aprox 1,500)
b. To include the reviewed specimens in the actual herbarium following the standard procedures (digitalize, incorporate, etc)
c. To guard for the present and future conservation of the herbarium
Objective III. To publish the database on public platforms.
Actions III. The database (including new and preserved specimens) will be published in our website (www.marimurtra.cat), BGCI , BDBC (Database of Biodiversity of Catalonia) and GBIF.
To accomplish all the goals mentioned above, and their related actions, HMIM counts with the active assistance of the the Marimurtra Botanical Garden main botanist responsible, Pere Fraga, who is also a member of the IAPT.

Timetable:

Objective I. New specimens.
Harvesting and pressing.
Duration: 9 months - From January to September 2020
Digitalize
Duration: 2 months - June and October 2020
Mounting
Duration: 1 month - ½ July and ½ November 2020
Add to the database/herbarium - intersect
Duration: 2 months - September and December 2020


Objective II. Preserved specimens
Review/Identification
Duration: 1 month - January 2020
Digitalize
Duration: 1 month - February 2020
Mounting
Duration: 1 month - March 2020
Add to the database/herbarium - intersect
Duration: 1 month - April 2020
Objective III. Publish data in the mentioned platforms
Duration: 1 month - January 2021

Referee 1:

Lluís Vilar (University of Girona)

Referee 2:

Neus Ibàñez (Botanical Institute of Barcelona)

Scoring Rubric

Your name:

Collection Improvement/Maintenance

 

1.  Contribution to the generation of digital herbarium data (digitization: data entry, setting up database structure, purchasing equipment).

2.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (processing of backlog).

3.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (shipping endangered collection to another herbarium).

4. Contribution towards improving conservation status of specimens in herbarium (better folders, protecting covers, mounting paper, labeling, etc.).

This proposal scores:

/60

IAPT community building

 

5.  Herbarium's potential for success.

6.  Perceived need, extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding.
7. Sharing specimens with other herbaria.

This proposal scores:

/20

Broader Impacts

8. The project will yield durable benefits (specimens, digitized metadata, databases, websites).

9. The proposed project involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination.

This proposal scores:

/20

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