The DBGI Dendron notes


The Digital Botanical Gardens Initiative (DBGI, ambitions to explore innovative solutions for the collection, management and sharing of digital information acquired on living botanical collections. A particular focus will be placed on the large scale characterization of the chemodiversity of living plants collections through mass spectrometric approaches. The acquired data will be structured, organized and connected with relevant metadata through semantic web technology. The gathered knowledge will then inform ecosystem functioning research and orient biodiversity conservation projects. The DBGI initially aims to take advantage of the readily available living collections of Swiss botanical gardens to establish robust and scalable biodiversity digitisation workflows. The ultimate goal is to apply these approaches in the field and at the global scale in wildlife ecosystems.

Main goals

The DBGI main goals are briefly summarized below :

An Open Science project

Working with the workshop doors open

A way of working briefly described by Andy Matuschak here

Open Notebook Science

If we apply this "working with the workshop doors open" idea to a scientific research endeavor we understand it as respecting the core concepts of Open Science. These is more precisely the principle of Open Notebook Science

For the projects of the DBGI we will follow such an Open Notebook Science approach in order to share early ideas and results but also the less shiny parts of the research projects.

You can follow the DBGI related Open Notebooks here Open Notebook.

Expect to find strange ideas, badly formulated text and poorly written code. However if you have time and interest you should be able to participate at each step of the process. Hopefully this will lead to enhanced collaboration and participation. Maybe yes, maybe not. Let's make it a methodological experiment !

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If you are willing to participate the the DBGI Dendron notes have a look at the Welcome section to get you started !

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  1. Bachelor Work 2022
  2. Bachelor-Work-2023
  3. BiCICKL-project
  4. Biblio
  5. Buffer Dbgi
  6. Data
  7. Database
  8. Fundings
  9. Inaturalist
  10. Knowledge
  11. Meetings
  12. Methodology
  13. Open Notebook
  14. Research Proposal
  15. Ressources
  16. Species Selection
  17. Taxonomy Import
  18. Templates
  19. Welcome
  20. Workflow
  21. Workshops