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Herbarium as contemporary witness

Project Leader
Bernhardt Karl Georg, Project Leader
Type of Research
Basic Research
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Botany
Funded by
Society for the Advancement of Plant Sciences, Austria
The herbarium (WHB) of the Institute of Botany of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna contains about 50 000 specimen of higher plants, which are already catalogued in a computer based databank. Beside this, there is a hugh mainly historical collection of mosses of about 20 000 specimen, which is of great scientific interest, but not catalogued.
Within this project we want to start with the cataloguing of the collection of mosses.
In contrast to higher plants knowledge of historical and recent distribution and endangerment of moss species is weak. The cataloguing of this collection is an important contribution to the checklist and Red Data Book of the mosses of Austria.
botany; systematic botany; Biodiversity; climatology;
herbarium; historical collection; mosses;

* Grass, A., Tremetsberger, K., Hössinger, R., Bernhardt, K.-G. (2014): Change of species and habitat diversity in the Pannonian region of Eastern Lower Austria over 170 years: Using herbarium records as a witness.

Natural Resources , 5, 583-596; ISSN 2158-706X FullText FullText_BOKU

Grass, A., Bernhardt, K.-G., Tremetsberger, K., Hössinger, R., Stoeckl, N. (2013): Veränderung der Artenvielfalt im pannonischen Niederösterreich - Auswertung des BOKU-Herbariums als Zeitzeuge.

Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen aus dem Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseum, 24, 173-200; ISSN 3-85460-282-0

Lihra, R., Bernhardt, K.-G., Stoeckl, N. (2013): Das Herbar als Zeitzeuge - Veränderungen der Flora von Wien (1828-2008).

Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen aus dem Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseum, 24, 201-226; ISSN 3-85460-282-0

Grass, A., Tremetsberger, K., Hoessinger, R., Bernhardt, K.-G. (2012): Change in species diversity in the eastern part of Lower Austria (Pannonian region): The BOKU herbarium as a witness. [Poster]
[3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology ECCB 2012, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 28.08.2012 - 01.09.2012]

In: ECCB, ECCB: 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology: Abstracts, P33.6

Grass, A., Tremetsberger, K., Hoessinger, R., Bernhardt, K.-G. (2012): Veränderung der Artenvielfalt des östlichen Niederösterreichs (Pannonikum): Das BOKU-Herbarium als Zeitzeuge . [Poster]
[15. Treffen der Österreichischen Botanikerinnen und Botaniker 2012, Innsbruck, Austria, 27.09.2012 - 29.09.2012]

, Berichte des naturwissenschaftisch-medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck/Supplementum, 20, 68 ; ISBN: 978-3-7030-0446-9

Wernisch, M., Lihra, R., Bernhardt, K.-G. (2011): Changes in plant diversity in Vienna: herbarium as a witness of former time periods. [Poster]
[BioSystematics Berlin 2011, Berlin, Germany, 21.02.2011 - 27.02.2011]

In: Society of Biological Systematics, German Botanical Society, BioSystematics, Poster I-136 S. 388; ISBN: 978-3-921800-68-3

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