From the Ground Up: Building Field Collection Strategies for Data Driven Conservation
Our September Coffee Chat was given by Jessica DeYoung, Conservation Horticulture Manager at Naples Botanical Garden. She directly addressed the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Goal: Improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species, and genetic diversity.
The topics covered during this Coffee Chat include:
- Target Species Analysis
- BGCI Plant Search
- Establishing a starting line using a species analysis
- IrisBG Reports for contributing data
- Conservation Propagation
- Seed Banking
Thanks to all of you who joined us! The Coffee Chat attendees were a good mix of users with 41% intermediate users, 32% of users identifying as novice, 23% advanced users, and 4% trying out the trial of the software.
At the end of this article, we share a list of Q&A from the chat section of the Coffee Chat. Thank you for all the engagement!
The map below shows the gardens and arboreta represented by those who registered for the May Coffee Chat - home offices not taken into consideration.
Q: Is a BGCI Membership required to contribute data to Plant Search?
A: No. Anyone can contribute data to BGCI's Plant Search
Q: Is it possible to export taxa for BGCI requirements?
A: Yes, there is a designated report for this. It is located in Reports > 99 Miscellaneous. Use the report “Bgci01 – Export BGCI”.
Q: Could you share the link to the QR Code for the Template: Species Analysis?
A: Yes. Here it is.