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All herbarium specimens of grasses from Madagascar and the surrounding islands: family Poaceae, sector AFM

Latest version published by Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on May 20, 2019 Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

These data published are all Poaceae herbarium specimens collected in Madagascar and the surrounding Islands (Comoros, La Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Glorioso Islands, Europa Island, Juan de Nova, Mayotte), held in Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris herbarium (MNHN). They are provided from specimens collected between 1769-2016. We take this opportunity from our BID grasses project (BID-AF2017-0103-SMA) which is funded by GBIF through the European Union, to compile data from the transcription of Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN) specimen images. We have done the georeferencing of old specimens using webs georeferencing tools, the gazetteer of Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) and KMCC and the georeferencing methodology of taxon observation occurrences in the standard elementary exchange data (Vest, 2016).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 13,968 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ac8e5183-e233-4168-96a5-67541049aa67.  Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Madagascar.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Grass; Poaceae; Madagascar; Comoros; La Reunion; Mauritius; Seychelles; Glorioso Islands; Europa Island; Juan de Nova; Mayotte; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Marie Linah Rabarivola
Database Manager/Botanist
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Maria Vorontsova
Research Leader (Grasses) | Comparative Plant & Fungal Biology
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew TW9 3AB TW9 Richmond Surrey GB +44 (0)20 8332 5022
Hélène Ralimanana
Team Manager
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368

Who filled in the metadata:

Maria Vorontsova
Research Leader (Grasses) | Comparative Plant & Fungal Biology
Royal Botanic Garrdens Kew TW9 3AB TW9 Richmond Surrey GB +44 (0)20 8332 5022
Henintsoa Razanajatovo
Database officer
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
Velosoa Razafiniary
Database officer
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
Marie Linah Rabarivola
Botanist and database manager
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
Hélène Ralimanana
Team Manager
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Marc Pignal
Chargé de mission
MNHN Direction des collections, Case postale 57 rue Cuvier, 75231 43 Paris CEDEX 05 Paris FR +33(0) 1 40 79 33 7777

Geographic Coverage

Madagascar and the surrounding islands (Comoros, La Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Glorioso Islands, Europa Island, Juan de Nova, Mayotte)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-28.304, 39.551], North East [2.109, 75.234]

Taxonomic Coverage

Poaceae of Madagascar and surrounding islands according to Poaceae specimen collections from MNHN Herbarium

Family  Poaceae (Grass, Bozaka)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1769 to 2016

Project Data

Images of herbarium specimens were sent to Madagascar and full data transcription and georeferencing took place. Data from TAN and Dr Maria Vorontsova’s research were compiled in the grass database. A checklist of the species which are endemic , alien and/or native are extracted from the book by Jean Bosser (1969)

Title Alien, native and endemic grasses of Madagascar
Identifier BID-AF2017-0103-SMA
Funding This project is co-funded by the European Union, GBIF and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Study Area Description Grasses of Madagascar and the surrounding islands (sector AFM)
Design Description The objectives of this project were to digitize all Madagascar and surrounding islands grass specimens from Paris herbarium, making the updated identification of these specimens from Paris and also from the data of TAN herbarium and doing the georeferencing of specimens which are not yet have any coordinates information. Around 14000 data entries with high quality are published on GBIF portal with one checklist of the Madagascar grasses by using the data from Bosser researches. These data are published via the MadBIF IPT and an atlas of Madagascar grasses will be provided.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Hélène Ralimanana
Curator
Maria Vorontsova
Content Provider
Henintsoa Razanajatovo
Content Provider
Velosoa Razafiniary
Metadata Provider
Marie Linah Rabarivola
Programmer
Denis Filer
Content Provider
Marc Pignal
Content Provider
Solo Hery Rapanarivo

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Quality Control To ensure that the data to be transferred to GBIF portal has a high quality, the database manager has done weekly a double check of data quality from the database officers. The checked data were cleaned and standardised in a BRAHMS database.

Method step description:

  1. Data transcription from MNHN specimen images, georeferencing of oldest specimen by using MBG and KMCC gazetteer and the website georeferencing tools (geonames, google earth, getamap), updating of the scientific name by Dr Maria Vorontsova (Grass specialist), cleaning data, publishing.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Frédéric VEST,2016. Géoréférencement des occurrences d'observation de taxons et représentation cartographique dans Ginco. Version : 0.4 du 09/05/2016
  2. http://www.geonames.org/
  3. http://www.getamap.org
  4. https://www.google.co.za/maps
  5. Gazetteer to Malagasy Botanical Collecting Localities http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/madagascar/gazetteer/
  6. BRAHMS database, Management of Natural History, University of Oxford https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers ac8e5183-e233-4168-96a5-67541049aa67
http://ipt.madbif.mg/resource?r=alien_native_and_endemic_grasses_of_madagascar