Biodiversity databanks and scientific exploration

  • Anouk Barberousse ucl
Mots-clés: biodiversité, banque de données, exploration scientifique, savoir de la biodiversité


For several decades now, biologists have been developing digital databanks, which are remarkable scientific instruments allowing scientists to accelerate the development of biological knowledge. From the beginnings of the Human Genome Project (HGP) onwards, genetic databanks have been a major component of current biological knowledge, and biodiversity databanks have also been developed in the wake of the HGP. The purpose of this paper is to identify the specific features of biodiversity data and databanks, and to point out their contribution to biodiversity knowledge.


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Barberousse, Anouk. 2021. « Biodiversity Databanks and Scientific Exploration ». Lato Sensu: Revue De La Société De Philosophie Des Sciences 8 (2), 32-43.