This book is the compilation of presentations made at the Conference. At the beginning
botany had a very wide scope which diversified and specialized in the twentieth
century. Advances in technology (genetic engineering, geographic information
systems, bioinformatics, modeling, etc.), the growing interest of the private sector,
the recognition of local and indigenous knowledge, the need for teamwork and a
multidisciplinary approach, the advent of citizen science, education and communication
are among the topics that were discussed during the Conference.
Plant names are the key to communicating and managing information about plants. This paper considers how providers of high quality technical plant name information can better meet the requirements non-botanical audiences ...