BoBO aims at providing biodiversity observation data to GBIF via BioCASE for re-use in scientific research and virtual research environments such as the EDIT platform for cybertaxonomy. The database Specimen Tool was developed within the context of the DNA Bank Network at BGBM. This dataset contains observations accompanied by geo references and multimedia files as proof or references to multimedia files, identified by natural persons. The dataset is fully referenced and all contributors are acknowledged. Multimedia files are licensed under Creative Commons unless otherwise indicated.
The Phytoplankton Collections at B comprise water samples of mixed phytoplankton, fixed with lugol, ethanol or other fixing agents. In the original database at B, samples are partly linked to sampling data, countings, and literature data. The collections include samples of Willi Ripl's research group (TU Berlin), Barbara Meyer (MPI Plön), and Ursula Geissler's research group (FU Berlin).
The Culture Collection of Microalgae and Zygnematophyceae Collection Hamburg (MZCH-SVCK) contains over 550 living strains. Focus of the collection are Zygnematophyceae, especially Desmidiaceae, with multiple isolates collected from different continents. The Zygnematophyceae collection, formerly SVCK (Engels & Mix 1980, Mix 1973) serves as reference strain collection for studies on evolution of streptophytes, ecophysiological adaptations in microalgae and the influence of climate change.
The database provides observations, specimens as well as multimedia items of Protozoa from collections like B and BHUPM, specialists, working groups and literature resources. The Protozoa data collection was initiated by GBIF-D Plants, Algae & Protists (Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project 01 LI 1001 A-F).
The Corvids Literature Database (CLD) is online since spring 2006. Its aim is to record all known publications (citation format) about Crows, Ravens, Jays, and Magpies worldwide. Several thousand papers about Corvids can be found by using powerful literature search engines. But none of them is able to handle crow-specific search keys, like for example "Show me all papers with information about Nesting of the Black-billed Magpie". A few cited specimens can already be found at GBIF or museum websites. The database provides specimens and observations of Corvids found in published papers of the Corvids Literature Database.
The Cichorieae Portal is being established as a convenient access to the existing knowledge about the tribe Cichorieae of the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). The Cichorieae include about 93 genera, of these, 90 genera comprise approximately 1400 species, while 3 genera, hawkweeds and dandelions (Hieracium, Pilosella, and Taraxacum), add further 8000+ species, hybrids and/or apomictics. The Cichorieae Portal is designed on the basis EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy, to serve both the specialist and the occasional visitor, providing a geographically referenced species inventory of the entire tribe, offering taxon pages with notes on systematics, descriptions, images, common names,…
The collection of fungi, mainly members of the Glomeromycota, consists of voucher specimens and records relating to some three decades of research into the taxonomy and systematics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi . Most of the specimens are held in the herbarium at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (E), though more recent ones may still be retained personally by Chris Walker pending their deposit in the herbarium. The vouchers mainly consist of spores mounted in polyvinyl-alcohol lactophenol (PVL) or polyvinyl-alcohol lacto glycerol (PVLG), with or without the addition of reagents (principally Melzer's reagent) and dyes (e.g., trypan blue, ink). The organisms have been collected by many di…
The database lists 448 specimens belonging to 16 species of genus Harpactus Shuckard, 1837 having their depository at the entomological collections of the Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum in Leiden (The Netherlands) and the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid (Spain). Harpactus, predominantly Holarctic genus with 73 recently valid species displays both great diversity and abundance in arid regions and includes many “problem“ species which are ill defined as a separate species and/or have never been recognized after appearing of their first descriptions. Those circumstances bring the attention the researchers to put whole members of the genus under revision. Such as revision, for…
The "Herbarium Lusaticum" represents the flora of Upper Lusatia with 47,000 specimens of vascular plants collected over a period of 200 years. About 45,000 specimens of the "Herbarium Lusaticum" are digitised in the collection database.
The mycological collection of the POLLICHIA at the Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde in Bad Dürkheim (Germany) comprises about 3500 specimens, originating from all systematic groups. All taxa so far identified from the Palatinate (southern Rhineland-Palatinate, SW Germany) are represented in the collection with individual vouchers. These vouchers have been collected since 1810 and document a period of about 200 years of regional mycological research.
The herbarium of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (B) contains as one of its historical collections the moss herbarium of Bridel. Fortunately, this collection was separated from the main herbarium during the Second World War, and therefore escaped the destruction of the Berlin Botanic Museum in 1943. The Bridel herbarium comprises 1006 folders with more than 3000 moss specimens including many types collected by Bridel, Bruch, Funck, Hornschuch, Humboldt, Pylaie, Schwaegrichen and other bryologists of the early 19th century.
A record of reference material of the Desmidiaceae of Germany was compiled. Data of dried and otherwise preserved specimens stored in the German herbaria as well as of the living strains, cultured in culture collections is provided. Many of the references are completed by figures of the labels or by scanned micrographs from preparations for the light- or scanning microscopes.
A new record of reference material of the Desmidiaceae of Germany was compiled, using the databank “Specify”. Aim of the project was to summarize and digitalize the data of the dried and otherwise preserved specimens stored in the German herbaria as well as of the living strains, cultured in culture collections. Many of the references are completed by figures of the labels or by scanned micrographs from preparations for the light- or scanning microscopes.
The herbarium "Flora exsiccata Bavarica" contains 2000 vascular plants collected between 1898 and 1930. It was published by the Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft as a reference collection to the Bavarian Flora.
Database compiled in the course of the GEO Biodiversity Day on June 10/11 2005 containing observations made within a 24 hour period in the Tiergarten, Berlin. The aim is to register all existing species in this area.
The herbarium of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (herbarium acronym: B) is the largest in Germany and holds a collection of more than 3.5 million preserved specimens. All plant groups – flowering plants, ferns, mosses, liverworts, and algae, as well as fungi and lichens – are represented in the collections which are worldwide in scope. Associated with the general herbarium are special collections of dried fruits and seeds, wood samples, and specimens preserved in alcohol. The collections of the herbarium are growing constantly through field research conducted by staff, and through gifts, acquisitions, and exchanges of specimens from other herbaria