Author : Jeroen Houdijk

Software section Biodiversity Tools

A new section with software to analyse biodiversity has been added to this website. For each program or extension a short description and a direct link to download the (open source) software is available. Please leave your comment on the listed programs and suggest others as well as essential packages to be listed. The first […]

Video 4: How much biodiversity do we really know?

Do we know all species that exist on earth? No, but perhaps we can make an estimation on the ammount of species that may possibly exist using taxonomy. From The Ladder of Nature via bestiaries to Linneas to understand worldwide biodiversity. How many organisms are out there? Estimations ranging between 3.000.000 and 100.000.000 species. Species […]

Video 3: Studying biodiversity in the lab

Studying specimens in the labaratory using catalog numbers, connecting metadata with the specimens. Geo-referencing and labeling the sample. Do not label only on species name, because this name may change based on future knowledge. Data-tracebility based on correct data entry, using modern computing technlogy is important to avoid mixing up data.

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