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Taxonomic research



While some projects require only a simple list of species names, others assemble comprehensive details about each name as required for different types of research publication. In this respect, BRAHMS manages all details of nomenclature for taxonomic research. The ability to select, format and publish taxonomic information for different purposes, including online, is a key BRAHMS priority.

See: Taxonomic accounts.


Key features

  • Names can be stored at all taxon levels. If a level is not included as a default BRAHMS field (e.g. Series or Section, you can extend the database structure as needed.
  • Cultivar names can be stored as can generic and species hybrids.
  • Add names directly to BRAHMS or assemble and import from external Rapid Data Entry (RDE) files. The RDE module is used to capture new data or to transfer data from other formats such as Excel worksheets.
  • Connect BRAHMS to external websites to check names, locate literature and images.
  • Format names to publication level for different styles of reports, journals, floras and monograph series.
  • Link images directly to any level of taxon name.
  • Assign conservation status to names (Red List, Star or your own conservation coding and use these to calculate bio-quality of selected regions.
  • Store distribution of taxa as a verbal summary (text or TDWG codes) or calculate based on linked, geo-referenced vouchers.
  • Projects can extend the standard BRAHMS data file structures by editing BRAHMS extension files which become a part of your database.
  • Upload taxa to your own website directly from BRAHMS using BRAHMS WebConnect.