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Scientists Propose New "Big Data" Approach to Biodiversity Assessment ucjeps conservation
A research team led by University and Jepson Herbaria Director Brent Mishler has just published a major paper presenting new quantitative methods for looking at patterns of phylogenetic diversity and endemism on the landscape using collection data. See the UC Berkeley News Center article.

(posted on July 24th, 2014)

University & Jepson Herbaria New Public Portal AmphibiaWeb
The University & Jepson Herbaria have a new search portal, built using CollectionSpace software, that now includes all taxa (algae, mosses, etc.) and specimens that have been databased outside California. This is a gateway to data and images of herbarium specimens of all plant and fungal taxa from all parts of the world held at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. For more California vascular plant records, visit the Consortium of California Herbaria for specimen data from over 30 contributing institutions. For taxonomic treatments and dichotomous keys of California plants, see the Jepson eFlora (for vascular plants), or the California Moss eFlora.

(posted on July 17th, 2014)

AmphibiaWeb featured on Scientific American Website

AmphibiaWeb
The video feature on the Scientific American Website focuses on Dave Wake, amphibians, and AmphibiaWeb. Of particular note is the recording of the 7,000th species on the AmphibaWeb pages.

View the video on theScientific American Website.

(posted on August 30th, 2012)

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