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A new era for specimen databases and biodiversity information management in South Africa

Willem Coetzer


We comment on the inherited legacy, current state of, and future direction of the management of biodiversity information in natural history museums in South Africa. We emphasise the importance of training and capacity development to improve the quality and integration of biodiversity information for research.


specimen database; biodiversity information; database training

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Biodiversity Informatics. ISSN: 1546-9735
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