The Muskoka Checklist
This page comprises material from a
prospectus forThe Flora of Muskoka by J.
P. Goltz and the late R. E. Whiting, together with additional
information compiled by staff of the Vascular
Plant Herbarium (TRT) in the the Botany
Department of the Royal Ontario Museum.
The page is a tribute to R. E. Whiting's wealth of botanical
knowledge, and is based on his personal herbarium now housed in TRT,
as well as other Muskoka specimens in TRT and other herbaria. The
page will eventually become a server for an online database of the
vascular flora of Muskoka District that will correspond to the
forthcoming print publication of Goltz and Whiting's annotated checklist.
The page was designed by Sian Meikle (University of Toronto
Library) and Tim Dickinson (TRT) so as to meet all
of the following criteria:
Users will be the judge of how successfully these criteria have
been met, and of how valid these criteria are for a document like
this in the first place. Please use the e-mail addresses in the box
at the bottom of each page to give us your feedback on these issues.
- Accurate representation of the taxonomic
hierarchy into which Muskoka plants fit.
- Ease of use by a wide range of users, from the
botanically naive to other botanists.
- Rapid loading - the text files are numerous but
each one is quite small. Likewise, the decision was made to use
only thumbnail sketches of the scanned images of the plants
- Protection the interests of the checklist authors and
the ROM, with respect to the future print publication of
the checklist, and the copyright of the images. The large number of
text files can be accessed efficiently with Web browsers like
Netscape or Mosaic. Any of these files can be freely downloaded by
the user, yet it would be a major task to download (or print) the
entire web version of the checklist. Even if someone rises to this
challenge, the graphics so obtained would not compare to those that
can appear in the print version (or in other ROM Botany publications
in the future!).
The page and the database structure
were produced by student participants in the Ontario Environmental
Youth Corps "Regional Floras of Ontario" project, in collaboration
with staff of TRT and the University of Toronto Library
(Credits). They will be maintained and
developed further by J. P. Goltz and the staff of TRT.
Muskoka Flora - Index
: The Muskoka Checklist
Copyright © 1996 Royal Ontario Museum. All rights reserved.
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