When facing the scenario of loss of biodiversity, scientific collections play a fundamental role, as they are a primary source of information about natural heritage and its geographic distribution, both current and from the past. Scientific collections create the possibility to preserve species and prevent their complete disappearance.
From our collaborative workspace, we manage the Collections that belong to the University of Granada; we conserve, catalogue, and expand the collections, and we also highlight their value. In a sustainable manner, we facilitate the scientific use of specimens for research projects.
Aside from undertaking outreach activities, we also collect and publish data and images of the specimens on web platforms (by means of the virtual herbarium and the virtual biological collections ). In this manner, the information remains available to the scientific community and to society at large. This will help collections become a benchmark for the examination of the material from Sierra Nevada.