SALVIAS News


June 2006: TaxonScrubber updated to version 2.0

A new version of TaxonScrubber is available, along with 4 taxonomic authority files, including a database of >1.2 million plants names. Click here for more information


September, 2004: TaxonScrubber updated to version 1.2

TaxonScrubber is a desktop application for the automated standardization and correction of taxonomic names. Taxonomic reference tables include a world list of nearly 1 million plant names, and a synonymized checklist of Peru. Click here for more information


September, 2004: Secondary forest plots from Costa Rica added to plots database

See La Selva Secondary Forest Plots for more information.


February 23, 2004: Cleaning completed of Al Gentry transect dataset

Standardization of the Alwyn H. Gentry Forest Transect Dataset is now complete. All binomials have now been corrected to match names from the Missouri Botanical Garden's TROPICOS database. Click here for more information on this important dataset.


January, 2004: New forest inventories from Bolivia added

100 tenth ha transect and 6 one ha permanent forest plots from the Madidi region of Bolivia.


December 12, 2003: University of Arizona Herbarium now available through SALVIAS

SALVIAS users can now search the collections of the University of Arizona herbarium through the SpecDQ interface. This is one of world's best collections of vascular plant specimens from the arid Southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.


December 12, 2003: TaxonScrubber now available for download

TaxonScrubber is a desktop application for the automated standardization and correction of taxonomic names. Now available along with taxonomy references for nearly 1 million plant names. Click here for more information


November 20, 2003: Cam Webb Borneo plots added

Twenty-eight 10 m x 10 m treeplots from lowland rainforest in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Click here for more information


October 6, 2003: Elevation parsing now operational

As of October 6, 2003, all specimen information downloaded via specDQ comes with the elevation field parsed and converted to numeric values of meters above sea level. In addition to elev_string (which contains the original string value of elevation, as returned by source databases), we have added three new fields, elev_m, elev_min_m, and elev_max_m, which contain the numeric values, in m, of the elevational midpoint, minimum and maximum, respectively. These fields are set to NULL when no elevation is provided by source databases, or if elev_string contains bad data that cannot be interpreted.


September 10, 2003: 3,127 INW/USGS Vegetation Plots added

20 m x 20 m vegetation cover plots from across the western United States. Click here for more information


August 25, 2003: Over 200 new vegetation inventories added

Three new datasets of 0.1 ha transects, 1 ha permanent plots, and point-intercept vegetation inventories from Bolivia and Peru added during June and August of 2003:

Click here for more information





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