Scientific Collections - Marine Biodiversity of Yucatán
Original (non-English) name
Colecciones científicas - BioDiversidad Marina de Yucatán
Marine Biodiversity of Yucatán is a working group of the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM made up of professors, researchers, students, and collaborators that make observations in the field, models and syntheses that seek to quantify and understand life in the sea and how is changing, providing strategies to observe biodiversity and biological processes on a small and large scale while developing advanced methods for the observation, characterization, and monitoring of biodiversity.
Scientific collections are important repositories of biological data that can be transformed into useful information for society. There are different types, purposes, and sizes of biological collections. Their relevance is highly correlated with the number of lots, registered biological diversity, and the geographic scope they cover. They tend to support the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, store historical information, and are the basis for the training of human resources.