Abstract Detail

Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization

Charboneau, Joseph [1], Johnson, Matthew B. [2], McMahon, Michelle [3].

New Online Resources for the Desert Legume Program (DELEP).

The Desert Legume Program (DELEP) at The University of Arizona has been dedicated to the preservation of legume biodiversity in arid and semi-arid regions of the world for the past 34 years. To this end DELEP has a seed bank with over 4,100 seed collections from more than 1,400 species and 67 countries. DELEP has also grown and evaluated over 600 species for drought and frost tolerance in evaluation plots in southern Arizona. Here we present a new DELEP website to make information on our taxa, seed accessions, and living accessions more accessible to researchers making seed requests and to the general public. The website has been built with Drupal 7 (and several additional modules) using only a graphical user interface. Information is contained in the fields of custom Drupal content types, and a custom Drupal “taxonomy” or vocabulary allows for the hierarchical organization of content by legume clades. Search interfaces allow visitors to use a variety of fields to search for taxa, seed accessions, and living accessions including by clade. Data are imported into the website from spreadsheets saved in CSV (comma separated values) format, and data can be exported as CSV files as well. Records can also be added and edited within the Drupal user interface. A customized Drupal website may be an option for other relatively small botanical collections with materials other than herbarium specimens looking to make their collection information more accessible to the public.

Related Links:
Desert Legume Program (DELEP)

1 - University Of Arizona, Department Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, 1041 E. Lowell St., Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States
2 - University of Arizona, Desert Legume Program, 2120 E. Allen Road, Tucson, AZ, 85719, USA
3 - University Of Arizona, School Of Plant Sciences, Forbes 303, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States

seed banking
Wild relatives
web content.

Presentation Type: Poster
Number: PBI010
Abstract ID:900
Candidate for Awards:None

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