Identifying gaps in the photographic record of the vascular plant flora of the Americas - Inria - Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique Access content directly
Journal Articles Nature Plants Year : 2021

Identifying gaps in the photographic record of the vascular plant flora of the Americas

Abstract

Field photographs of plant species are crucial for research and conservation, but the lack of a centralized database makes them difficult to locate. We surveyed 25 online databases of field photographs and found that they harboured only about 53% of the approximately 125,000 vascular plant species of the Americas. These results reflect the urgent need for a centralized database that can both integrate and complete the photographic record of the world’s flora.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-03312029 , version 1 (02-08-2021)

Identifiers

Cite

Nigel C. A. Pitman, Tomomi Suwa, Carmen Ulloa Ulloa, James Miller, James Solomon, et al.. Identifying gaps in the photographic record of the vascular plant flora of the Americas. Nature Plants, 2021, 7, pp.1010-1014. ⟨10.1038/s41477-021-00974-2⟩. ⟨hal-03312029⟩
82 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More