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Bryophyte specimens at TAN Herbarium

Latest version published by Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (P.B.Z.T.) on May 25, 2018 Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (P.B.Z.T.)

The BRYOTAN collection is part of a bigger collection held by TAN Herbarium at the Flora Department of the Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza (PBZT). This Herbarium, as the national reference of flora specimens conserved plant specimens issued from diverse national and/or international projects since 1897. The digitization of this big collection was initiated during SEP-CEPDEC 1. Digitizing the Bryophytes collection was not part of this project. We seized the opportunity of the BID-AF2017-0174-NAC project kindly funded by the European Union through the BID-GBIF program to arrange, to identify, to digitize and to publish our Bryophyta collection data on GBIF portal , to making them universally and freely available . Indeed, Bryophyta were proven to be good indicators of ecosystem health but in Madagascar this plant group is so poorly known.

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 490 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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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

"Letsara R., Andriamiarisoa R., Reeb C. (2010) Database of Bryophytes of Madagascar at TAN Herbarium. Version 1.2. PBZT/MNHN Paris/MBG Madagascar. Dataset/Species occurence.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (P.B.Z.T.). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d06771c1-2276-49b8-81ba-f7be0887d0bd.  Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (P.B.Z.T.) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Madagascar.

Keywords

Bryophytes; Mosses; Liverworts; Hornworts; occurrence; biodiversity; Madagascar; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rokiman letsara
Researcher
PBZT Lot AB 374 E Ampitatafika 102 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rokiman letsara
Researcher
PBZT Lot AB 374 E Ampitatafika 102 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG

Who filled in the metadata:

Rokiman letsara
Researcher
PBZT Lot AB 374 E Ampitatafika 102 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG
Ranaivo Jaona
Researcher
MadBIF B.P 101 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG
Lala Roger Andriamiarisoa
Botanist
MBG Madagascar VP 31 Anjohy 101 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG +261331180914
Catherine Reeb
Researcher
Institut Systematique Evolution Biodiversite, Sorbonne Universite/ MNHN 43 Rue Buffon MNHN, BP 39 75005 Paris FR

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Roger Lala Andriamiarisoa
Botanist
MBG Madagascar Anjohy 101 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG
Curator
Catherine Reeb
Botanist
MNHN Paris FR
Principal Investigator
Rokiman letsara
Researcher
PBZT Lot AB 374 E Ampitatafika 102 Antananarivo Antananarivo MG

Geographic Coverage

Madagascar

Bounding Coordinates South West [-26, 42], North East [-11, 51]

Taxonomic Coverage

Bryophytes of Madagascar specimens at the TAN Herbarium

Phylum  Bryophyta (Mosses),  Marchantiophyta (Liverworts),  Anthocerophyta (Hornworts)

Mosses, hornworts and liverworts of Malagasy specimens at TAN Herbarium

Genus  Bryum,  Marchantia,  Anthoceros

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1900-current

Project Data

The BRYOTAN project aims to answer to the lack of biodiversity data for bryophytes with focus on mosses in Madagascar. These tiny plants, mostly unknown by the public have crucial ecological functions in humid forest (water storage with slow release) and in open, dry ecosystems (first colonizers of naked soils or rocks, humus initiators). Since the end of the nineteen century more than 3000 dry mosses specimen are deposited in the herbarium of Parc Biologique Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, Antananarivo (TAN) and remain mostly unexploited. BRYOTAN project aims to build a database on Malagasy mosses (751 species reported) and to make taxonomic, geographical and temporal specimen data available. First, data from herbarium labels will be gathered and adapted to computerization, including new geolocalization. An identification and training workshop will be organized in Antananarivo, welcoming international specialists and local botanists. This enhance efficient taxonomic data production from herbarium specimen, and training of Malagasy bryologists for future. A website of “Malagasy Bryophytes” will be created. Data will be shared through GBIF portal, more than 3000 entries estimated. Data mobilization will be completed by images acquisition. The project involves three Malagasy partners, with strong skills in herbarium management, computerization, web development and bryology (PBZT, MBG, Mahajanga University).French partner, MNHN is involved for bryophytes systematics. BRYOTAN project will share high quality data to complete or confirm Malagasy bryophytes check-list, to elaborate plan for taking in account bryophytes in conservation and to aware the populations and institutions in charge of biodiversity management about this unknown diversity.

Title BRYOTAN
Identifier BID-AF2017-0174-NAC
Funding The project is co-funded by the European Union, the PBZT, MNHN and MBG
Study Area Description Bryophytes of Madagascar
Design Description The project aim to arrange, identify and digitize the existing Bryophytes specimens at TAN Herbarium. A high quality data will be shared through GBIF portal, more than 3000 entries are estimated by using the MadBif IPT.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Rokiman letsara
Content Provider
Roger Lala Andriamiarisoa
Curator
Catherine Reeb

Sampling Methods

All specimens

Study Extent Digitizing of all the Bryophytes specimens held by TAN Herbarium

Method step description:

  1. Arranging, Identifying, Digitizing, Georeferencing, Cleaning data, Publishing

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d06771c1-2276-49b8-81ba-f7be0887d0bd
http://ipt.madbif.mg/resource?r=bryotan