Botanic Garden Meise- OUR SCIENTISTS
Botany and Information Technology
I work on the use of information technology in the analysis and dissemination of scientific information.
Current projects include :
Coordination and policy development in preparation for a European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System. Our part of this project is to report on the current tools for digital taxonomy, their usage and future.
A project to build the European Biodiversity Observation Network. I will be testing biodiversity modeling tools
Creating global checklists of certain plant families to contribute to the Catalogue of Life
- An online checklist for the Flora of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi
- A checklist of the currently accepted names of the vascular plants of these countires in the Congo Basin (http://dev.e-taxonomy.eu/dataportal/flore-afrique-centrale/).
- Flora of Northumberland in the United Kingdom
I have also a long standing interest in the flora of Northumberland in the United Kingdom, where I help study the local flora (www.floranortheast.org.uk, http://biowikifarm.net/v-ukcounty/web/).