Virtual Government Herbarium Model.

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Virtual Federal Herbarium Prototype Ed Gilbert, Southwest Environmental Information Network Ann Hitchcock, National Park Service

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What is a virtual government herbarium? Example information and pictures Public web interface Searchable Focus on government examples Integrated with non-elected information

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Why a virtual elected herbarium model? Extend access to government information for science scientists, land chiefs, instructors, understudies, beginner botanists, youth bunches, and so on. Incorporate government and non-elected information (SEINet) Refine look configuration to enhance elected information comes about Encourage elected cooperation in provincial virtual herbarium activities

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Who is included in the model? NPS and SEINet NPS, BLM and USFS information sources Other government authorities/offices to be included Non-elected herbaria Endorsed by Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics Working Group ( BioEco ), Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council

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What is SEINet? Virtual greenery/herbarium Specimen-based Research and instruction Biodiversity gateway Specimen web index Species agendas Interactive distinguishing proof key Image library

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What is the geographic extension? Southwest USA 1.1 Million examples 21 Herbaria 11 Arizona 5 New Mexico 3 Adjacent states 1 Sonora, Mexico 1 NY Botanical Garden

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What sorts of pursuits are conceivable? Example internet searcher Specimen posting Specimen pictures Interactive maps Google Map Google Earth Species agenda Identification key

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Why is an example based model imperative? Spine of floristic exploration Vouchers Proof of event Expert checked on Verifiable 70,000,000+ US examples

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What are the advantages of the virtual environment? Experimentally finish Flexible presentation Public effort Cost successful Collaborative Software engineers Herbarium keepers Land directors

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Virtual Environment has Great Potential Arizona Flora Annuals of the Grand Canyon National Park Grasses of the San Pedro Riparian Nat\'l. Cons. Territory Asteraceae inside 30 miles of 34.2°, - 112.4° My Backyard Flora

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What is Symbiota? Content Management System (CMS) for biodiversity and floristic information Other information hubs utilizing Symbiota programming SEINet – Plants of Southwestern North America Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Flora & Fauna inside Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora Mexico CoTRAM – Cooperative Taxonomic Resource for American Myrtaceae Neotropical Virtual Flora

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Multiple presentations of a solitary, incorporated dataset Independent Symbiota information hub Self contained database and site Sub-hub Other hub\'s database with isolated site Floristic Project Collections of examples, agendas, keys, and so forth. Nearby Flora Researchers, land directors, graduate understudies IFRAME embed into organization site

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What is the course of events for the model? Fall 2009 Project begin Winter 2010 Compile and characterize datasets Share idea with other territorial virtual herbarium hubs Spring 2010 Develop hunt interface down government accumulations Demo at Earth Day occasion on National Mall Fall 2010 Expand information set past NPS, BLM, USFS Winter 2011 Complete Symbiota programming & documentation Build toward US Virtual Herbarium

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Contacts Ed Gilbert SEINet Administrator, Symbiota Developer Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) Arizona State University 520-481-7638 Ann Hitchcock Senior Advisor for Scientific Collections National Park Service 202-354-2271

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Acknowledgments Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Arizona State University Herbarium Bureau of Land Management Global Institute of Sustainability (ASU) National Park Service National Science Foundation National Science and Technology Council Sky Island Alliance U.S. Timberland Service Regional herbaria Local and local information chiefs

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