OCCURRENCE

Herbarium of the French Institute of Pondicherry

Latest version published by French Institute of Pondicherry on 19 May 2022 French Institute of Pondicherry
This dataset represents the occurrences of plant species corresponding to the collection of the herbarium of the French Institute of Pondicherry (Institut Français de Pondichéry MEAE - CNRS).
Publication date:
19 May 2022
License:
CC-BY 4.0

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 838 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Chandrasegarane P (2022): Herbarium of the French Institute of Pondicherry. v1.3. French Institute of Pondicherry. Dataset/Occurrence. 10.15468/un3c1t

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is French Institute of Pondicherry. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 89fa407a-f4f3-4f9c-90a2-3d37388a90ab.  French Institute of Pondicherry publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Plants; India; Western Ghats; Natural History

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Pradeep Chandrasegarane
Data provider
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Julien Andrieu
head of the department of geomatics
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN
Balasubramanian Dhandapani
head of the IT team
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN

Who filled in the metadata:

Julien Andrieu
head of the department of geomatics
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Julien Andrieu
PI
IFP
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN
Curator
Pradeep Chandrasegarane
Data curator
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN
Programmer
Basasubramanian Dhandapani
Head of IT
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN
Programmer
Srilatha Ramakrishnan
Software developer
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN
Processor
Rameshkumar Kothandapani
Head of the Phototheque
French Institute of Pondicherry
11, saint Louis street
605001 PONDICHERRY
Pondicherry
IN
06384174281
Processor
Jayakumar Djeabalane
Logistics in-charge
French Institute of Pondicherry
Content Provider
Ayyappan Narayanan
Researcher
French Institute of Pondicherry
Custodian Steward
Balachandran Natesan
Engineer
French Institute of Pondicherry

Geographic Coverage

Most of the occurrences are in India with a focus on the Western Ghats

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  plantae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1847-01-01 / 2022-05-17

Project Data

Western Ghats is a unique mountain ecosystem comprised of different tropical forest and grassland landscapes that harbour high levels of biological diversity and endemism. Scientists from both the French Institute of Pondicherry and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda have studied this global hotspot of biodiversity for decades, resulting in the collection of important data organized in as-yet inaccessible databases. The project team has curated and digitized herbarium specimens covering the whole of Western Ghats, producing a valuable asset for conservation science that serves as a precedent for other institutions to digitize and publish open data from their natural history collections.

Title Filling data gaps with the natural history collections of the Western Ghats
Identifier BIFA6_015
Funding https://www.env.go.jp/en
Study Area Description Study area covers whole of India, mainly Western Ghats
Design Description The collection from the herbarium results from various sampling methods.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Julien Andrieu
Curator
Pradeep Chandrasegarane
Content Provider
Ayyappan Narayanan
Custodian Steward
Balachandran Natesan
Programmer
Balasubramanian Dhandapani
Programmer
Srilatha Ramakrishnan
Processor
Rameshkumar Kothandapani
Processor
Jayakumar Djeabalane

Sampling Methods

The herbarium is a collection of botanical observations associated with sample collection and conservation. It has not been built with a precise sampling method but results instead of various methods put together.

Study Extent India, mainly Western Ghats.
Quality Control The identification has been realized and checked by trained botanists. The dataset has been curated as per Gbif recommendations.

Method step description:

  1. Data capture: Manually typing the information from the herbarium sheets.
  2. Image digitization: each sheet was scanned.
  3. Geographical coordinates and inaccuracy in meters produced by "Geolocate".
  4. Data curation using Excel and OpenRefine.
  5. Identification validated by the Gbif Backbone Taxonomy.
  6. Dataset standardized and checked with the tool "Data Validator" of GBIF before publishing.

Collection Data

Collection Name HIFP
Collection Identifier HIFP
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 89fa407a-f4f3-4f9c-90a2-3d37388a90ab
https://ipt.taibif.tw/resource?r=ifp_herbarium