Antarctic Plant Database (Database of the BAS Herbarium)
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00023

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Summary
Abstract: This database contains information on the herbarium specimens held in the herbarium of the British Antarctic Survey (international code AAS) as well as information about specimens collected in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and held in other world herbaria. There are over 70 000 records, predominantly of mosses and lichens, but also of vascular plants, ferns, fungi and algae collected in ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: This is the homepage for the Antarctic Plant Database. You can search the holdings here. http://apex.nerc-bas.ac.uk/f?p=252:1 allows you to search for specimen listings, querying by taxon, collection or locality. There is also another link - http://apex.nerc-bas.ac.uk/f?p=252:2 which allows you to search by locality and retrieve a list of species that have been collected from that locality.

Description: This is the homepage for the Antarctic Plant Database. You can search the holdings here. http://apex.nerc-bas.ac.uk/f?p=252:2 allows you to search by locality and retrieve a list of species that have been collected from that locality. There is also another link http://apex.nerc-bas.ac.uk/f?p=252:1 which allows you to search for specimen listings, querying by taxon, collection or locality.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 0.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1775-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Validated Data having undergone some initial despiking or cleaning. Database records are generally accurate, some species identifications may not be correct and some are incomplete.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk//about_bas/our_organisation/eid/pdc/ind...
Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00023

Data Center Personnel
Name: HELEN CAMPBELL
Contact Address:
Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 01223 251400
Fax: 01223 362616
Email: H.Peat at bas.ac.uk
Contact Address:
British Antarctic Survey
Terrestrial and Freshwater Life Sciences Division
High Cross, Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
Country: United Kingdom
Publications/References
Green, DM (1972) The herbarium of the British Antarctic Survey. BAS Bulletin No 31: 107-109. Lightowlers, PJ (1988) The Antarctic Plant Database and the BAS Herbarium. Taxon 37(2): 378-380 Peat, H.J. 1998. The Antarctic Plant Database: a specimen and literature based information system. Taxon 47: 85-93.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-10-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27
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