Poster, BIOTA-International Congress Biodiversity of Africa - Observation and Sustainable Management for our Future!, Spier, RSA: 2008-09-29 - 2008-10-03
Various kinds of lichen diversity data have been collected in the framework of the BIOTA Southern Africa project. Data of the following domains proved to be relevant for the project: 1) georeferenced collection data; 2) data on diagnostically relevant descriptive characters; 3) lichen community data; 4) digital images of lichens and vegetation sampling areas. Data are gathered and stored in PostgreSQL and MS SQL server database components of the Diversity Workbench suite (www.diversityworkbench.net): DiversityCollection, DiversityDescriptions, and DiversityTaxonNames. For platform-independent remote data entry, maintenance, and query, modularized Java- and .Net-based database rich clients were developed as well as various JSP and PHP web interfaces.