Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sergiy Mosyakin, Kholodny Institute of Botany, w/historical overview of Ukrainian herbaria #GlobalPlants

IMG_20140924_105838Fascinating presentation on some of the historical herbarium collections from Ukraine. Some great images of specimens from 18th and early 19th centuries.

Some problems with historical collections:
- keep separate or merge with other collections? (Depends on history, traditions, etc., no single answer)
- General vs. limited (restricted) access? (most limit to specialized researchers)
- taxonomic treatment, identification of types (international and national efforts crucial - Global Plants is important)

Historical Herbarium Collections as Unique Resources for Plants Taxonomy: a Case Study of the KW Herbarium,by Sergiy Mosyakin, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Science, Ukraine.

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