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A new era for specimen databases and biodiversity information management in South Africa

Coetzer W, Gon O, Hamer M, Parker-Allie F ...see all

Biodiversity Informatics, vol. 8 (2012) pp. 1-11

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We present observations and a commentary on the inherited legacy and current state of biodiversity information management in South African natural history museums, and make recommendations for the future. We emphasize the importance of using a recognized database application, and training and capacity development to improve the quality and integration of biodiversity information for research.

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  • Willem Coetzer

  • Offer Gon

  • Michelle Hamer

  • Fatima Parker-Allie

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