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COVID-19 pandemic highlights the key role of biodiversity collections – News-Medical.Net

Events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the crucial role played by biodiversity collections in enabling rapid responses to crises and in facilitating…

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Events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the crucial role played by biodiversity collections in enabling rapid responses to crises and in facilitating ongoing research across numerous fields. Despite the recognized value of this infrastructure, the community nevertheless has further opportunities to maximize its value to the scientific enterprise.
Writing in BioScience, Barbara Thiers of the New York Botanical Garden and colleagues describe the necessary steps for the biodiversity collections…

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