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What are other educators doing to support the GSPC? - Target 1
Target 1: A widely accessible working list of known plant species, as a step towards a complete world flora.
For example, maybe you have programmes about databases, or train students in database techniques. Do you work with taxonomists or talk about the importance of their work for conservation? Does the education department work with research scientists in a science communication programme?
Horticultural students use BGBASE
A 2004 student from Reading University collated the national collection of begonias and all other collections of begonias in Europe onto a database
We grow lupins for a researcher in the department of plant science who is producing a monograph of lupins which will contribute to the working list of all species
We train staff and students in BGBASE
Staff and trainees receive training on use of BGBASE. Garden superintendent trains undergraduates on use of searchable database.
Plant database is the responsibility of plant records officer
Identification course for professionals
Web based database in progress