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National significance of natural history collections in Switzerland: archives and resources for modern science

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Beer, Christoph
Burckhardt, Daniel
Cibois, Alice
Gonseth, Yves
Scheidegger, Christoph
Stieger, Pia
Tschudin, Pascal
Publication Bern: Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences (SCNAT), 2019
Description 36 p.
Abstract Biological and geoscience collections form an important part of our rich scientific heritage and provide the basis for much of what we know today about our planet and how we humans have influenced it. Natural history collections help us to understand our past and present better, there-by providing a basis for predicting the future. They also serve as biobanks for preserving the Earth's organismic and genomic diversity, and must not only be maintained, but also supplemented so that scientists can continue to document and explore life on Earth. As new investigative techniques emerge, we can discover more from studying such intact and well-preserved collections.
Keywords Natural history collectionsBiodiversity researchInnovationsNatural history musuemsBootanical gardens
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BEER, Christoph et al. National significance of natural history collections in Switzerland: archives and resources for modern science. 2019 doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1481727 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:113088

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