BIOGEOnet is a taxonomic and biogeographic database of every living beings, developped on the behalf of the Vegetal Taxonomy and Conservation Biology Unit of the University of Liège.
This datatset contains human observations of Hexapoda in Belgium.
While the oldest exsiccata of the FUNDP herbarium date from the early 19th century, it is mainly with the creation of the chair of botany in 1844, some years after the foundation of the then very young University of Namur, that Father Auguste Bellynck LAID the foundations of a heritage that has constantly been extended since those days, thanks to personal collections and numerous purchases.
This dataset contains the Pteridophyta part of the herbarium.
The extensive African Rodentia specimen and tissue collections of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the University of Antwerp (UA) provide taxonomical, ecological, geographical and genetic information, as well as measurements and data on parasitic and viral infections. The scientific importance of these collections is that, although numerous African rats and mice have been described over the last 150 years, many species descr…
Reference collection of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Paraguayan dry Chaco, collected along an aridity gradient between 2001 and 2004.
Overall, 1280 samples were carried out allowing to collect 50,552 individuals corresponding to 38 genera and 212 species or morphospecies.
Reference collections of plant material from Central Africa (DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi). Digitizing specimen information is the first crucial step in the realisation of a widely accessible ‘working list of known plant species’ for this region and is an important tool for repatriation of knowledge to the countries of origin. In this first stage, we focussed on three families: Rubiaceae, Balsaminaceae and Orchidaceae.