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search the herbarium database of Aarhus University with records of plant collections from Ecuador, Thailand, and Western Africa (Senegal, Burkina Faso).
Actionbioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy. The web site provides peer reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to six bioscience content areas: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy. Actionbioscience.org is owned and operated by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), a scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society.
The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature.Includes books, serials, audiovisuals, and other resources or journal articles, book chapters, short reports, reprints
contains more than 7 million bibliographic references on agricultural research and technology & links to related data resources on the Web as papers, data, statistics, and multimedia material; A collaborative network of more than 150 institutions from 65 countries, maintained by FAO of the UN, promoting free access to agricultural information.
AgSpace is the National Agricultural Library's (NAL's) digital repository and includes selected articles, research and other information produced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition to the current research, digitized publications have been added to enrich and open access to materials previously available only through loan or on-site use.
A digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa
This site provides data on taxa of the macrofungal, largely ectomycorrhizal genus Amanita, the saprobic genus Limacella, and the family Amanitaceae (Agaricales, Basidiomycetes, Fungi) of which these genera are the only known members.
The purpose of the American Standard for Nursery Stock (ANSI Z60.1) is to provide buyers and sellers of nursery stock with a common terminology in order to facilitate transactions involving nursery stock. For instance, the standards establish common techniques for (a) measuring plants, (b) specifying and stating the size of plants, (c) determining the proper relationship between height and caliper, or height and width, and (d) determining whether a root ball or container is large enough for a particular size plant. As a Free PDF download.
The focus of this site is on angiosperms, although treatments of gymnosperm groups were added in 2005
ANTHOS is a program developed to display information about the biodiversity of plants in Spain online. The geographical scope of the project is the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands and the Canarian Islands as a representation of biogeographic units so as to study the distribution of one or more taxa throughout national and surrounding areas.
Detailed, archival collection descriptions written by archivists
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The mission of the Archives of American Gardens is "to collect and make available for research use unique, high quality images of and documentation relating to a wide variety of cultivated gardens throughout the United States that are not documented elsewhere since historic, designed and cultural landscapes are subject to change, loss and destruction.
ARKive is gathering together the very best films and photographs of the world's species into one centralized digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on Earth, prioritizing those species at most risk of extinction.
OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals
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The Atlas provides detailed information on 105 species or subspecies of wild Guatemalan plants that are related to crops, including their description, distribution, diversity and conservation status. The species are organized into genepools corresponding to the 29 crops that were chosen for this study because of their economic, cultural and biological importance.
Users of the ALA website can combine species distribution information with mapping tools, identification keys, photos, names lists, sensitive data service (coming) and published literature.
a documented Checklist of the seed plants of this national park. Such a database would provide scientists and other users who have interest in plants of Cuc Phuong National Park, and of Vietnam in general, with a comprehensive searchable database of the seed plants found in the park. Since only a few species of gymnosperms are found growing in this park, the bulk of the database comprises the angiosperms (flowering plants).
This web site is based on the list published by J.H. Willis, D. Pearson, M.T. Davis, and J.W. Green, Western Australian Herbarium Research Notes Number 12, August 1986. That original list has been supplemented by additional entries and some updates of dates, especially where people have died since that publication. Links to biographical notes and portraits have been added for many entries.
Various Austrian publishers attempting to make publicly available the published knowledge of science as PDF or citations public. Beginning in 2012, in collaboration with the Geological Survey, a large collection of geo-scientific journals is introduced, the original source is available at opac.geologie.ac.at. Also in 2012, through a partnership with the Academy of Sciences, many additional scientific works are offered. Many authors linked to bio-information and bibliographic data are available, which are managed in the database ZOBODAT www.zobodat.at.
This virtual catalog brings together all the autographical identification cards of botanists published in the journal Candollea from 1972 to 1979.
CBOL’s mission is to promote the exploration and development of DNA barcoding as a global standard for species identification.
A list of nearly 2,200 items currently held at UCB Libraries is available as an online spreadsheet. This bibliography includes items from Farrand's donation as well as items purportedly gifted by Farrand but not currently reflected in the library catalog (not part of existing holdings).
This website provides a unique access to the set of over 15,000 images J. Francis Macbride made in Berlin of material collected in Central and South America from 1778 through May 1930. The 154 plant families represented are predominated by Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Melastomataceae, Solanaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Araceae, Acanthaceae, Bromeliaceae and Piperaceae.
BGCI organises congresses to enable botanic gardens to share experiences and information in plant conservation. The Proceedings of past congresses are made available to the public on our website. BGCI articles relating to past congresses, stored in our Journal Archives, are displayed on the right hand side of our page.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library-Australia is the digital literature component of the Atlas of Living Australia. Increase the exposure of Australian literature, e.g. by linking BHL-Au to national catalogues, such as the National Library of Australia’s Trove. Scope and undertake new digitisation projects to add new Australian-published literature, or rare literature held in Australian libraries
Open Access, Full-text scans of taxonomic and allied literature in the natural sciences
Images collected from the sources in the Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Library Exhibition (BLE) is a virtual exhibition focused on disseminating natural history content (literature, illustrations and images) and knowledge to the broader public via curated collections centred around a variety of themes. BLE also creates interconnections between portals/archives which provide content under public domain or variable CC licenses.
Compiled by Edith L. Taylor, University of Kansas, Biology 420/701: Seminar on Women in Science
The project aims to digitize and make available via the internet a library of rare books from the Library of the National Museum, UFRJ. These collections are a heritage of undisputed reference in the areas of natural and anthropological sciences.
a private research and biodiversity management center, established in 1989 to support efforts to gather knowledge on the country’s biological diversity and promote its sustainable use.
Searchable database of community gardens in the United States and Canada hosted by the American Community Garden Association.
A community to share publications related to bio-systematics, providing open access to publications cited in publications or in combination with scientific names and digital object identifiers (DOI) to enable citations of the publications including direct access to their digital representation.
this HTML-version of the document is a very early draft, derived from a scanned copy of the 1931 edition of the printed book. This draft has not been proof-read and contains significant errors in all sections. A revised proof-read vesion will be comming shortly.
The entire collection of Biographical Memoirs is now available online as PDFs. The collection includes more than 1,500 memoirs, including those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey.
To provide educational information to the public on biologically related topics, as well as to be a source of biological images for personal and non-commercial use.
databases containing documented, taxonomically harmonized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas. These databases provide access to information that is otherwise largely unavailable via the internet and provide a mechanism for protected areas and protected area systems to publish their species inventories when they would otherwise be unable to do so.
BioOne is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
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bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. bioRxiv accepts preprints of articles covering all aspects of research in the life sciences.
Seamless searching of nearly 5,000 journal titles and 20 million records in the life sciences
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The main purpose of BioStor is to find articles in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. BioStor provides tools for extracting, annotating, and visualising literature from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (and other sources).
The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) maintains relatively complete phytogeographic and related botanical databases for all free-living vascular plants in North America (north of Mexico). For over four decades, BONAP has worked collaboratively with many federal and state government agencies, private groups and individual specialists across the continent to produce and edit our databases.
Search the herbarium of the Bishop Museum for plant specimens
BISON is an information system that allows users to access, explore, and download U.S. species occurrence data from participating data providers.
This website is dedicated to the study of members of the Ericaceae that occur in the tropical Americas, more specifically within the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn (23°30'N-23°30'S).
The Boletineae, a suborder of Boletales, is treated here to include the mushroom genera assigned to the Boletaceae by Singer (1986). Much of the recent generic recognition is derived from phylogenetic inferences published by Nuhn et al. (2013) and Wu et al. (2014). Specimens housed in herbarium NY can be accessed or searched.
Database of botanical art held by The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden
The BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain and Ireland. Since 1836, we've been promoting the study, understanding and enjoyment of British and Irish botany.
Botanische Wandtafeln, or, Botanical Wallcharts, show anatomical and morphological details of plants. The Harvard Botany Libraries and Archives own several incomplete sets of Botanische Wandtafeln, among them charts by Leopold Kny, Alios Pokorny, Engleder, Hartinger and Schlitzberger.
List of botanists pages in English language wikipedia by catagory
B–P–H is a fairly comprehensive listing by title of periodicals from 1665 to 2000 that regularly contain (or, in some period of their history, included) articles dealing with the plant sciences, their history and bibliography.
The main scope of Bryomics is to provide a deep understanding of the mechanisms underlying the existence of phenotypic variability for heavy metals tolerance and hyperaccumulation in mosses (which differ from those in higher plants), as well as the necessary background knowledge to subsequently develop high potential biotechnological tools for air quality remediation and crop improvement.
The digital collections of the NYBG Virtual Herbarium, comprising approximately 1,300,000 herbarium specimens and 225,000 high-resolution specimen images.
Provides a wide choice of titles (books, catalogues, etc.) devoted to cacti and other succulents.
Over 3000 entries giving an exhaustive nomenclatural synopsis of all Carnivorous Plants. Includes images, citations to published articles and geographic range.
This site provides access to all the specimens databased so far in the herbarium.
The Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life is planned to become a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth.
Its purpose is to serve as an educational tool for teachers and scholars of landscape history affiliated with schools and universities. The images and intellectual content on this site should be used for educational purposes only.
The Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation was formed to coordinate, expand, and disseminate the work of the SUNY ESF Department of Landscape Architecture in cultural landscape preservation, including historical research, landscape inventory and evaluation, and design strategies for landscape treatment.
The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
a research and education organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the surface of the earth, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. Neither an environmental group nor an industry affiliated organization, the work of the Center integrates the many approaches to land use—the many perspectives of the landscape—into a single vision that illustrates the common ground in “land use” debates.
The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is dedicated solely to preventing the extinction of U.S. native plants. The Center is a network of 39 leading botanic institutions. the Center operates the only coordinated national program of off-site (ex situ) conservation of rare plant material. This conservation collection ensures that material is available for restoration and recovery efforts for these species. CPC also works in research, restoration, technical assistance, education and advocacy through the efforts of the network and the national office.
The task of the GDZ is to record data such as prints, manuscripts and illustrations and to present them. Scientists, teachers and students will find a large amount of scholarly relevant texts in digitized form.
Charles Darwin’s Library is a digital edition and virtual reconstruction of the surviving books owned by Charles Darwin. This BHL special collection draws on original copies and surrogates from other libraries. It also provides full transcriptions of his annotations and marks.
The first check-list is a list of currently accepted GrassWorld species with authors, place of publication and TDWG Level 1 Distributions - EUROPE, AFRICA,TEMPERATE ASIA,TROPICAL ASIA, AUSTRALASIA, PACIFIC, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ANTARCTIC. Subfamily and Tribe Classification follow GPWG and subsequent grass phylogenetic literature.
An aggregation of online vegetation maps from a variety of sources around the world
The Chicago Manual of Style Online is completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Q&A content is fully searchable along with the content of The Chicago Manual of Style. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient Tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets.
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A central resource to facilitate access to samples of the handwriting of important botanical collectors.
Defaulted for books and manuscripts, search auction results and descriptions going back to 1992
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress.
CiNii(Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator, pronounced like "sigh-knee") is a database service which can be searched with academic information of articles, Books & Journals. It is available free of charge for anyone. In viewing paid content, special rates and other privileges are offered to institutional fixed-price users (registration by institution) or users with an ID (individual registration). "CiNii Articles"enables you to search information on academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database. "CiNii Books"enables you to search information of books and journals held by university libraries in Japan.
Parks & Recreation is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
CLASS is a bibliographic database created in 1975 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The database is updated daily and more than 10,000 records are added each year. It offers about 350 000 bibliographic records of articles, essays, book reviews, literature reviews, short notes, editorials, biographies, interviews, statistics and other documents published in about 1500 journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, specializing in social sciences and humanities.
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities
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Full text of fascicles in the series available as PDF
This work brings together more than 18,000 common names used in Spanish to designate plants in Colombia, as well as some names in the Creole English of the Caribbean islands of San Andrés and Old Providence. It brings together the largest collection of Colombian plant common names ever documented. All names recorded for each species are presented, providing information about the name’s origin, when known, and the regions where it is applied.
Datasets for the Compositae from across the world have been integrated in the Global Compositae Checklist
This Web site will help you find your nearest Cooperative Extension office. The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.
The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) is a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance. Their evaluations and 4,500 core titles are detailed in the seven volume series The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, Wallace C. Olsen, series editor.
Community Homepage. Collections in this community, American Peony Society Garden, Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Deans Garden, F. R. Newman Arboretum, Groundcover Garden, Martha Howell Young Decorative Arts Flower Garden, Mary Rockwell Azalea Garden, Mullestein Winter Garden, Muriel B. Mundy Wildflower Garden, Natural Areas, Pounder Heritage Vegetable Garden, Robison York State Herb Garden,Treman Woodland Walk, Walter C. Heasley, Jr. Rock Garden, Zucker Shrub Sampler
Cultivar Checklists for Ornamental Plants 2000 is an updated version of Appendix XI, Checklists of Ornamental Cultivars, of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants-1995, pp.89-140, which in turn was taken from Arnoldia 55(4):1-59 (1994-1995). Additions, corrections and updates to this list will appear on these Web pages.
educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.
A collection of species names that are worth a second look. Some names are interesting for what they are named after; some are puns; and some show other kinds of wordplay; some have achieved notability through accident of history, and many show the sense of humor of taxonomists. The site is organized around: Rules gives a brief overview of the rules governing biological naming (and, along the way, includes several curious examples). Etymology lists names that are notable for what they are named after. Puns lists names which are unusual for how they sound. Wordplay includes all unusual features of names other than their meaning and pronunciation. Gene Names lists a few of the interesting names which have been given to genes. Misc. includes things which do not fit elsewhere, including other curious biological terms, interesting stories about names, and some creative writing. References includes also links, acknowledgements, and a list of the newest entries.
This list has evolved from Arnold Menke's classic article "Funny or curious zoological names" (BOGUS, Volume -2, 1993 April Fool's Issue; 24-27 [yes, that's volume *negative* 2]), expanded to include some fungi and plants.
The present version of the site provides extensive bibliographic information for mycological publications, most dating from the early 1800s to the 1980s,
Web access to a botanical database developed from The World List of Cycads, with a page for every known cycad.
This website contains over 100,000 pages of searchable text and 214,000 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals. The majority of these have been edited and annotated here for the first time with more than 4,800 original editorial notes.
The fully functioning database now already covers more than 8500 Illustrators active in natural history, medicine, technology and various sciences in more than 75 countries roughly between 1450 and 1950.
DEEMY is an information system for determination and characterisation of ectomycorrhizae. The goal is to offer a online database system for multiple usage and therewith dissemination of expert knowledge especially by providing public access to database generated identification keys, natural language descriptions and illustrations of ectomycorrhizae
DEST provides a high quality training that prepares students for future taxonomic careers.
This database contains species descriptions, collection localities and colour and B&W drawings of excellent quality.
The facsimiles presented here incorporate beautiful drawings (including colour lithographs) of many type specimens as well as early observations of sexual reproduction.
The facsimiles presented here incorporate beautiful drawings (including colour lithographs) of many type specimens as well as early observations of sexual reproduction.
19th and early 20th century titles on diatoms and algae in full text selected from the colletions of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library.
All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.
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The main focus of the DNA Bank Network is to enhance taxonomic, systematic, genetic, conservation and evolutionary studies by providing: • at-cost availability of non-human DNA material, • high quality, long-term storage of DNA material on which molecular studies have been performed, so that results can be verified, extended, and complemented, • complete on-line documentation of each sample, including the provenance of the original material, the place of voucher deposit, information about DNA quality and extraction methodology, digital images of vouchers and links to published molecular data if available.
The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.
The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.
DocuBase is a set of services that allows users to store, organize and maintain network-accessible distributed document resources. Examples of such resources are on-line readers for courses, collections of documents related to some topic, collections of personal documents, technical report series, and collections of documents mantained by a working group.
Access journal articles and accepted manuscripts resulting from DOE research funding
Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences. Dryad enables scientists to validate published findings, explore new analysis methodologies, repurpose data for research questions unanticipated by the original authors, and perform synthetic studies. Dryad is governed by a consortium of journals that collaboratively promote data archiving and ensure the sustainability of the repository.
Each component of the National ED/RA/RR Framework prototype describes an activity associated with addressing the invasive species issue and provides access to resources reported in the National EDRR Needs Assessment Survey initiated in 2006.
Easily find journals, view abstracts, and link directly to full text from over 20,000 titles from hundreds of publishers, all at one web site.
Only those titles subscribed to by NYBG are available Full Text.
Easily find journals, view abstracts, and link directly to full text from over 20,000 titles from hundreds of publishers, all at one web site.
Only those titles subscribed to by NYBG are available Full Text.
Bibliographic Index of an OCLC collection of scholarly journals
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This database began life as a repository of information for projects on New Zealand weeds, and wetland plants. It holds a list of all native and all naturalised higher plant species. Most effort to date has been on entering data on the naturalised flora and this information is updated from time to time. The ecological trait data covers world and local distributional data, morphological, reproduction, and other attributes that influence species' environmental responses, and interactions with other plants and animals. Attributes relevant to weed management such as response to damage, reproduction capacity, seed longevity, and weed status elsewhere are included. The database does not capture information on weed control methods. Data are derived from publications and databases on the the New Zealand Floras and many other publications.
Listing of plant families identified in various world floras
These are links to journals in which articles concerning plant biology are published. The sites will almost always have a Tables of Contents available free and may frequently have selected articles, or the entire text online.
Some sites provide free full text; others require registration or paid subscriptions.
A blog focused on traditional agriculture, useful plants, ethnobotany and food from Mexico. In Spanish. Cuexcomate is Nahuatl for barn or granery. Links to other sources and resources, including online journals, are included.
Information and the images that have been collected about Elaphoglossum.
Contains records of all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC members.
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A sampling of plants of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, both present and historic, and with a few others added in that are native to Minnesota or can be found in Minnesota or can be grown in Minnesota
A sampling of plants of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, both present and historic, and with a few others added in that are native to Minnesota or can be found in Minnesota or can be grown in Minnesota.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) works to provide global access to knowledge about life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Life gathers and shares scientific knowledge about all living things in a single online resource
Journal articles and reports in education
The European Library offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 35 languages. Resources can be both digital (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.) and bibliographical.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database based on the authoritative bibliography "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750." This new database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Europeana is a search platform to a collection of European digital libraries with digitised paintings, books, films and archives. The project was initiated by the European Commission.
A repository of full text documents produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on forest management and conservation.
1,872 digitized copies of the Farmer's bulletin (USDA), from 1889 - 1981. Can sort by title, date of publication, creator. Please refer to the Index to Farmers Bulletin for title list.
United States gov't. publications freely available online organized into catagories that include the National Agricultural Library (22,295 items) and the Bureau of Land Management Library (5,057 items).
Index to the Field Collector's Notebooks held by The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden
This site merges the book A Guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History of North America by Diane Schmidt, Biology Librarian at the University of Illinois, and its companion Web site International Field Guides. The field guides are classified by type of organism and region covered. General guides which cover multiple groups of organism are listed in separate sections, Flora and Fauna for ecosystem-wide guides including both plants and animals, and Plants or Animals for guides which include groups of organisms from more than one category or which do not belong in another classification.
Search the Field museum botany specimen collections
Search for community gardens in the 5 boroughs of New York City
The Flora of Guinea keys may include species whose presence occurs in neighboring countries: Cameroon (Cam), Gabon (Gab) and Sao Tome and Principe (ST). These might appear in the study area, but are not numbered nor is there included more information about them. The Equatorial Guinea database has over 60,000 records for each taxon which provides the following information: Name accepted, Synonyms, Type, Description, Iconography, Map, Habitat altitude. Distribution Specimens and References.
Flora del Bajío and Adjacent Regions publish the inventory of vascular plant species that grow wild in the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro and the northern part of Michoacan, Mexico. The latter includes areas located east of the meridian 102º 10 'W and north of the watershed of the Balsas river basin.
Flora of Israel Online presents a plant finder, distribution maps, presentations and articles related to Israeli wildflowers.
This site provides information about the flowering plants and ferns of Mozambique. This is a sister site to the Flora of Botswana, Caprivi, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe websites, which together cover the Flora Zambesiaca area.
FNA presents information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico.
First North Dakota flora checklist since 1963. The list is based mainly on three herbarium databases (many thanks to Shawn DeKeyser and Kathryn Yurkonis!) and also USDA PLANTS database. The last was especially useful as a source of synonymy and common names. Please note that cultivated and wild plants are not yet well separated. Nevertheless, if we estimate that we have ~ 150 cultivated plant species, state flora is still much more diverse that was previously thought — approximately 1800 species.
Florabank1 is a database that contains distributional data on the wild flora (indigenous species, archeophytes and naturalised aliens) of Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region. It holds about 3 million records of vascular plants, dating from 1800 till present.
The aim of the Floral Reflectance Database is for researchers from around the world to be able to submit and download data on floral colour and reflectance. This site allows comprehensive searches, allowing researchers and interested parties access to a wide variety of colour information for many plant species.
Floratheca a database of botanical illustration, from the archives of the Botanical Garden, University of Warsaw. The database includes photographs, prints, drawings and newspaper clippings that have been digitized and developed in the framework of "Digital Heritage" National Audiovisual Institute.
This online flora provides access to all published volumes of the Flore d’Afrique Centrale. It covers about 6,000 vascular plant taxa from the Democratic Republic Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The Flore d’Afrique Centrale has been published since 1948 and has been digitised from the paper volumes. Errors produced by the digitisation have been corrected, but apart from a few exceptions the text in the online version is identical to the original version.
The Florida Agriculture and Rural Life Digital Collection includes the historic publications of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida.
The Flower Guide of Tibet website presents some of the photos of plants taken by a collaborative effort of the Field Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It also includes a description, phenology, distribution and habitat of the plants.
A database driven, specimen based, illustrated checklist of the flowering plants of the Osa Peninsula in Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.
PDFs of Canadian research on forest pests
Indexes publications in 4 main subject areas : Social Sciences in Forestry; Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance; Tropical Forest Conservation and Development; Urban Forestry.
This is mostly a citation index only; very little full text.
Author's note: This project began when I was trying to find out more about my Grandfather as part of my genealogical research. I assumed that as he was a famous explorer there would be loads of information about him on the internet, but there was practically nothing. I was given a typed manuscript written by my Great Aunt Winifred, herself a celebrated Speech Therapist, as well as most of Frank's published books, and Charles Lyte's biography, and from these I have created this and previous versions of this website.
A database driven, specimen based, illustrated checklist of the flowering plants of the Nouragues Nature Reserve
The Checklists are descriptive documents of the species that are part of a concrete taxonomic group or a group of species that are part of an specific analysis. These documents have a structure that includes a list of the authors, a description of the taxonomic group or subject, and a list of the species that are part of the list. The checklists aren't updated regularly, since they require revisions from groups of authors before their publication. A complete set of a checklist include a pdf document and a table in CSV format.
Digitized materials from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.
Access to articles about gardens and plants. Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. Covers a wide range of serial titles including general gardening titles of national, international, and regional interest, and titles devoted to specialty gardens and plant groups. Indexed and abstracted are more than 500 core titles.
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BGCI's Garden Search gives free public access to our searchable database of over 2500 gardens. You can search by country, plus you can see who is a BGCI Member, who has registered with the IABGC and more. The database gives contact information but you can also find out about plant collections, facilities, education programmes and much more. Links can also be found to articles in our archives involving the garden in question. The Garden Search also includes gene banks and botanic garden network organisations.
The Gardening Collection gathers resources including factsheets, books, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts and Adobe Connect recordings that were produced by experts in the Department of Horticulture or county-based Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educators. The collection aims to connect gardeners with research-based information that will lead to successful gardening experience and sustainable landscapes. The content of these resources focuses on identifying landscape vision, assessing landscape, choosing plants, preparing site, installing plants and cultural practices associated with managing landscapes such as pruning and training, crop rotation, nutrient and weed management.
GBIF is an international organisation that is working to make the world's biodiversity data accessible everywhere in the world. GBIF makes available data that are shared by hundreds of data publishers from around the world with the provision that users of any data accessed through or retrieved via the GBIF Portal will always give credit to the original data publishers.
GenBank® is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences
Genomes Online Database, is a World Wide Web resource for comprehensive access to information regarding complete and ongoing genome projects, as well as metagenomes and metadata, around the world.
The Gentian Research Network is a free, not-for-profit, web-based forum for worldwide research on the natural history and evolution of the flowering plant family Gentianaceae (gentians). Here you will find information on current research projects in the Gentianaceae, focusing on their systematics, evolution, molecular systematics, classification (Struwe et al. 2002 or most current), ecology, biogeography, endangered species, biodiversity, distribution, anatomy, morphology, palynology, ethnobotany, and nomenclature. We also have a link to a large reference list, floristic works, images, research projects, and contact information for researchers and photographers.
Some 100 governmental and non-governmental organizations are collaborating through GEO BON to make their biodiversity data, information and forecasts more readily accessible to policymakers, managers, experts and other users.
Full Text Archive of All Online Geological Society of America Special Papers: 1934 to present
The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. Geographic Area of Coverage: Worldwide excluding the United States and Antarctica. For names in the U.S. and Antarctica, visit the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) web site.
The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with BGBM (Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem), is digitising and making available German botanical journals from 1753-1914. Approximately 25 further libraries are completing the collection of this DFG-funded digitisation project with their holdings.
The Global Flora is a new international serial for botanical taxonomy, to provide accepted species-level classifications for all vascular plant families. The serial has three series: (A) Angiosperms (following APG IV, 2016); (B) Lycopods, Ferns and Gymnosperms (classification following Christenhusz et al., 2017); and (C) special editions. The first two series will only treat monophyletic taxa on a global scale (e.g. family, subfamily, tribe, genus or section). The special editions series aims to make significant contributions to the body of plant systematic knowledge and typically will be of a global botanical scope.
The Global Names Architecture (GNA) is a system of databases, programs, and web services - a cyberinfrastructure - that will be used to discover, index, organize and interconnect on-line information about organisms and their names.
Global Plants contains the contributed collections of more than 300 herbaria from around the globe. There are nearly two million high-resolution type specimens currently in the Global Plants database, and this number will continue to grow. Researchers and students can also access reference works and primary sources—such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs—contributed by partners.
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The purpose of this glossary is to provide definitions that are used in the descriptions and keys of this and other web sites.
identify over 1,200 common native and naturalized New England plants! Observe closely, collect a sample or take a photo, answer some questions, and narrow down to the correct identification.
Go Orchids is a tool to explore orchids native to the U.S. and Canada. Find information about orchids by searching the site by orchid name, location, or by answering a few questions to identify by key.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
This site was created by the Global Plants Initiative (GPI) team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to support the digitisation of herbarium specimens. Here we aim to compile resources about collectors, identify their signatures and locate unusual or historical localities.
U.S. government publications
The Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin is intended to help taxonomists prepare Latin diagnoses and descriptions of new taxa, and to read certain published Latin scientific literature, primarily in botany. It is a compendium from many sources of botanically useful words, enhanced with examples of usage, and interspersed with annotations, explanations, observations, and grammatical guides.
The Nomenclature database currently holds over 60,000 names. The database: * provides lists of names for any given genus, geographical region or genus within a geographical region; * finds the accepted name, synonyms and distribution for any given name. * links to the GrassBase description for the accepted name of of any species.
GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, focusing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
The Transactions of the Grolier Club were published were the formal record of Grolier events and activities, presented as examples of fine book making, between 1885-1919. The Gazette of the Grolier Club began in 1921 and continues today.
Botanical Gardens have produced for a long time annual seed lists for exchange. In some European ones of the 19th century it was customary to include diagnoses, descriptions, and notes either in footnotes or in appendices. These lists were printed in a very limited edition and past issues generally were not kept. None of the old and large libraries in the world has a complete set of them, and the collections that they do have are usually incomplete.
Over 180,000 specimens of which about 100,000 correspond to type specimens of vascular plants and mosses. Also included are fungi, lichens, bryophytes, and algae.
A partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
Only titles in the public domain (published before 1923) available in full text.
This online collection features selected catalogs from American nursery companies. For an overview of the entire collection, visit the Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection, a part of the National Agricultural Library's Special Collections.
Herba Atlas has been created to provide a generally available support tool for identification of weeds and acquiring knowledge on their most important properties. Herba is therefore intended for a wide range of users - universities, high school students, teachers, farmers, employees in the municipal sphere, gardeners, and many others. Works as a translation dictionary as well as explanatory dictionary.
This site provides links to on-line UK herbarium resources and contains lots of useful information. There are on-line gazetteers, a handwriting query page, systematic look-up lists (e.g. Kent's List of Vascular Plants of the British Isles) and a collaborative database which ultimately aims to combine the data from all UK and Irish herbaria.
The database for all the taxonomic entities held in the Herbarium Centrale Italicum (HCI) relative to the Italian territory, past and current.The database refers to both phanerogamic and fern and fern-allies names.
The home page is in Hungarian, but it is possible to search for words (=szavak), specimen ID (=azonosító), original name (=eredeti név), text of label (cédulaszöveg), revising person (=revideáló) and for the taxon name after revision(s) (=revízió utáni név). Use wildcards as *: any text; !: one character; ?: in place of 0 or 1
Search the digitized type specimens held in the museum. Also search the taxonomic entities held in the Herbarium Centrale Italicum relative to the Italian Regions.
As the leading ePublishing platform, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1403 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings.
Select articles available in full text. Some available to New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
The permanent collection of architectural, engineering and landscape documentation at the Library of Congress consists of measured and interpretive drawings, large-format black and white and color photographs, written historical and descriptive data, and original field notes. The collection captures the American experience through approximately 40,000 recorded historic structures and sites, from American Indian cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde to space-age technology at Cape Canaveral.
Bibliography of articles, books and other materials regarding the American Nursery industry
To qualify as a hotspot, a region must meet two strict criteria: it must contain at least 1,500 species of vascular plants (> 0.5 percent of the world’s total) as endemics, and it has to have lost at least 70 percent of its original habitat.
Search the Indonesian Institute of Sciences specimen database for botany
IFPNI provides an authoritative online, open-access, community-generated registry of fossil plant nomenclature as a service to the global scientific community. Dynamic data base documents all nomenclatural novelties (new scientific names of extinct organisms) and associated data, including registration of the scientific publications containing nomenclatural acts and authors generated taxonomic literature in palaeobotany and palaeontology in general, and allied disciplines.
ILDIS is an international project which maintains a database of plants in the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae) and provides services to scientists and other people interested in these plants
A Directory of Public and Private Gardens for Garden Lovers to Visit. American and Irish gardens listed. Find the nearest botanical garden, arboretum, rose garden, water garden, rock garden, herb garden, Japanese garden, zoo or park!
Find images published on the web organized by nations. Try searching for vegetation coverage or apples. Image Atlas investigates cultural differences and similarities by indexing top image results for given search terms across local engines throughout the world. Visitors can refine or expand their comparisons from the 57 countries currently available, and sort by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or alphabetical order.
The INCT - Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi promotes free and open access to data, information, and tools available to any individual or group. The INCT Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi aims to provide to society, the government and the scientific community an open infrastructure of publicly available data integrating information from the country’s herbarium collections and repatriating data on collections made on Brazilian soil deposited abroad.
Collectors who have contributed a considerable number of specimens to the Göttingen herbarium are presented. Names, dates, and a short biography of the collectors are given as well as information about the herbarium housing the main collection of the botanist, and a short description of the holdings in the Göttingen herbarium.
The Index Fungorum, the global fungal nomenclator coordinated and supported by the Index Fungorum Partnership (CABI, CBS, Landcare Research-NZ), contains names of fungi (including yeasts, lichens, chromistan fungal analogues, protozoan fungal analogues and fossil forms) at all ranks.
A Global Directory of Public Herbaria and Associated Staff
The INA is a card file maintained by Paul Silva at the Herbarium of the University of California. It contains nearly 200,000 names of algae (in the broad sense).
A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
For the purpose of verifying publication names in the Specimen Database and the Gray Index, the Herbaria maintain an index of botanical and cryptogamic publications. It is a unique compendium of bibliographic references for books, journals, and exsiccatae, dependent primarily on the standard print sources for botanical literature.
Plant and cryptogam name authors, collectors, and publication authors are combined into a single resource. An author or collector name is sometimes made up of multiple names and can be entered as such or a team record can be located from the record of any of its members.
Names of plant and cryptogam authors, collectors, and publication authors
"IndExs" comprises information on titles, abbreviations and bibliography of exsiccatae. Exsiccatae are defined here as "published, uniform, numbered sets of preserved specimens distributed with printed labels" (Pfister 1985).
The Index contains entries dealing with various aspects of extant and fossil American plants and fungi, including systematics and floristics, morphology, and ecology, as well as economic botany and general botany; "America" is defined in the broadest possible sense, encompassing land and marine plants and fungi from Greenland to Antarctica. American territory outside this area, e.g., Hawaii, is not included.
This 2002 Internet-based Index to USDA Farmers' Bulletins contains an alphabetical title listing, a numerical listing, and subject and author indices, with links back to the title listing.
Identify USDA Technical Bulletins by Number (1-1906), by Title, or by Author. Citations only, no full text
Alphabetical Listing by Genera of Validly Published Suprageneric Names
ingentaconnect offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 4.5 million articles from 13,500 publications. ingentaconnect provides researchers with online access to the full text of electronic articles, through online purchase of individual articles, or through subscriptions to publications.
Some content available to New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key. This wood anatomy web site has over 40,000 images showing anatomical details. Note: Gymnosperm woods (softwoods) are not included.
A searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images. The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.
a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States. Noxious weed listings are provided for all US states and six southern tier Canadian provinces. The INVADERS web site contains actual examples of how land management and weed regulatory agencies are using these data to improve their weed management programs.
Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide The ISC is a constantly developing encyclopaedic resource containing: Datasheets on over 1500 invasive species and animal diseases Basic datasheets on further species, countries, habitats and pathways Bibliographic database of over 75,000 records (updated weekly) Full text documents (updated weekly)
Provides the knowledge and tools to support effective science-based strategies for prevention, early detection, and prompt eradication of new invaders and for control of rapidly spreading species representing all major taxonomic groups of invaders in U.S. ecosystems.
CNPS has tracked plants that are rare from a statewide perspective since the late 1960's with over 2,000 taxa currently considered by CNPS to be rare statewide. The mission of the CNPS Rare Plant Program is to develop current, accurate information on the distribution, ecology, and conservation status of California's rare and endangered plants, and to use this information to promote science-based plant conservation in California.
The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) will provide a series of computerized databases summarizing taxonomic, biological, and other information on plants of the world. IOPI's mission is to develop an efficient and effective means of providing basic plant information to users, and guide them toward sources of authoritative data.
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and fern allies.
Online content of compilations of the annual Isis Critical Bibliographies published in successive volumes of the journal Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society, between 1917 and 1975. The Isis Current Bibliography annually indexes articles, books, and dissertations in the history of science.
The IsisCB contains over 40 years of curated bibliographical data published as citations in the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. Users can add comments and suggest entries, import citations to a citation management application, and share individual citations.
to create an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification. The database will be reviewed periodically to ensure high quality with valid classifications, revisions, and additions of newly described species. The ITIS includes documented taxonomic information of flora and fauna from both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
The IUCN Red List is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies.
The collection is of Botanists, Collectors, those who have aided Botanical work, those for whom plants have been named, and some entomologists; since entomology and botany are often so closely connected in investigations.
The Jepson Flora Project brings together all of the floristic references and data of the Jepson Herbarium. Resources of the Flora Project are directly linked the the Consortium of California Herbaria, CalPhotos, the California Native Plant Society, California Exotic Pest Plant Council, USDA-Plants database, and many other external sites. the Jepson Flora Project, provides users with a single interface from which they can find the most comprehensive, scientifically accurate sources of information on the California flora
JSTOR has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, is actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only. Only those titles subscribed to by NYBG are available in Full Text if published after 1923. ALL content in JSTOR is available if published prior to 1923.
Over 175,000 scientific research articles and more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.
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The Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, activities are centred on cultivated plants as such. The Institute does research in the fields of plant genetics, cultivation of crops, plant nutrition, soil science, plant protection and plant health.
The "Julius Kühn Archive" reflects the areas of responsibility of the Julius Kühn Institute, in particular research on the territory of the plant and stored product protection as well as the examination and approval of pesticides and plant protection equipment.
The Economic Botany Collection (EBC) is one of the largest collections of specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It contains about 85,000 plant raw materials and artifacts representing all aspects of craft and daily life worldwide, including medicines, textiles, basketry, dyes, gums and resins, foods and woods.
ePIC is a major project to bring together all of Kew's digitised information about plants and make it easier to search. You can use it to pinpoint information of interest in our varied collections, bibliographies, nomenclators and checklists, publications and taxonomic works, as well as links to information resources provided by external organisations.
This site provides access to those specimen records and images available digitally through the Herbarium Catalogue.
The Kew Bibliographic Databases is a combined searching tool giving you access to three bibliographic databases: KR — The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature, PMBD — the Plant Micromorphological Bibliographic Database and EBBD — the Economic Botany Bibliographic Database.
A list of Kew's scientific databases. This includes Kew's collection databases, plant name resources and world checklists.
v.1 (1980) - All Land Management Handbooks have received peer and technical reviews.
The Environmental Atlas is a service that allows the customer to interrogate the wide cartographic collection of the Province of Cremona in order to realize thematic maps.
The goal of this website is to provide in a single location all of the information that we and our collaborators have accumulated on the taxonomy and biology of the Brazil nut family.
Legumes of the World Online (LOWO) advances the knowledge and understanding of the approximately 750 genera of the legume family. LOWO is based upon the book “Legumes of the World” which is transformed here into a web resource offering expanded and updated information about legume genera. The Legume Research Team at RBG Kew manages and updates LOWO through collaboration with an international community of legume systematic botanists. Users of LOWO can browse and search for information about legume genera through the traditional subfamily-tribe-genus hierarchy or within a modern phylogeny-based classification.
This project is coordinated by the Index Fungorum Partnership with the aim of providing a digital archive for books, journals, thesauri, indexes and other publication important to systematic mycology (fungi and fungal analogues, including yeasts, lichens, myxomycetes, downy mildews, and all their allies).
various websites on lichens from the French Association for Lichenology website
This site contains a systematic listing of all known genera and species of lichenicolous fungi (modified from Lawrey and Diederich 2003), known hosts, isolated strains available in major culture collections (with collection accession numbers), and published sequences (with GenBank accession numbers). Literature references are provided for each genus.
The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project has been collating and cataloguing information on published type designations for Linnaean plant names and, where none exists, has been collaborating with specialists in designating appropriate types.
This system is an online union catalogue of Linnaean material from institutions worldwide. It has been developed to allow researchers to easily discover what materials are held in a range of institutions to which they may have access.
Providing worldwide access to Linnean Society of London digitized collections of specimens, manuscripts, letters, books and artwork.
List of Species of the Brazilian Flora. The Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro was designated by the Ministry of Environment through the Centro Nacional de Conservação da Flora (CNCFlora) to coordinate and organize Brazil’s working list of known plant species "Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil".
Having queried the List of Species of the Brazilian Flora, the user can follow links to Index Herbariorum, through the Herbarium Code (Voucher field) and also access images of herbarium specimens, including nomenclatural type specimens, both from the REFLORA Virtual Herbarium and also from the INCT Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi. Another innovation in the List of Species of the Brazilian Flora is the inclusion of photographs of living plants, uploaded by specialists in each group.
LISTA database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
Catalog of the living collections of The New York Botanical Garden
Index to the architectural plans for glass houses designed by the Lord and Burnham Company held by The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden
An intensive inventory of the macrofungi (i.e., mushrooms, boletes, puffballs, bracket fungi, etc.) of Costa Rica began to document the diversity of Neotropical macrofungi to further our understanding of their biology and to include them in forest management plans and conservation activities. The information has added significantly to our knowledge of Neotropical mycology and is available for subsequent studies on the ecology and systematics of macrofungi by the collaborators and the rest of the mycological community.
Digitized materials from the Bibliothèque del Real Jardin Botanico
Links to databases and websites of maps and gazetteers organized for the U.K. and Irleand, Europe and Worldwide
This is an online database of medicinal plants of Latin America and the Caribbean, studied by TRAMIL. Information available ranges from drawings and related health problems to the chemical make-up and botanical description of each specimen. The information provided is for educational purposes only for the benefit of the general public and health professionals. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations.
All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
A worldwide monograph and phylogenetic study of the fern genus Megalastrum (Dryopteridaceae)
A Site with Information on the Biodiversity of Melastomataceae.
A Site with Information on the Biodiversity of Melastomataceae.
Digitized materials from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Collections
MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every title, as well as information about the authors, reviews, and awards, and links to related Met titles by author and theme. Current in-print titles may be previewed and fully searched online, with links to purchase the books. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF, at no cost. Books can be read and searched through the Google Book program, an initiative to maximize access to the Met’s books.
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership represents the largest and most ambitious ex situ plant conservation initiative in the world. The MSBP is a worldwide partnership aiming to save plants most at risk and most useful for the future. The network of partners now spans 50 countries with some 120 actively participating institutions.
Morphbank :: Biological Imaging is a continuously growing database of images that scientists use for international collaboration, research and education.
Aggregated list of plant name databases and search engines in multiple languages
MycoBank is an on-line database aimed as a service to the mycological and scientific society by documenting mycological nomenclatural novelties (new names and combinations) and associated data, for example descriptions and illustrations.
Posted here are the abstracts of almost all journal articles dealing with mycorrhizae from 1991 through 2009 (over 11,000 citations), as well as citations to some 270 mycorrhizal reviews, over 70 mycorrhizal books, many mycorrhizal theses and dissertations
This is a partial list that appears to have been developed by Mae Hatcher and Robert Perdue between 1982 and 1984. This was re-organized by Richard Spjut (May 2005) from an alphabetical listing to a geographical arrangement.
The NAL Digital Collections has been formed to help fulfill the NAL's mandate to: acquire and preserve substantive or essential information in the agricultural sciences,document United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) research, and serve as a national resource for agricultural information.
A national organization solely dedicated to preserving the Olmsted legacy by providing the advocacy, research, and education needed to protect, restore, and maintain these exemplary parks and landscapes. NAOP encourages scholarship, publishes key reference materials, supports local park restoration, and provides technical assistance to preservation efforts.
This website provides access to the NHN herbarium specimens and images. The NHN herbarium database incorporates data from various sources. A majority of records relate to specimens held at one of the NHN herbaria (Leiden, Utrecht & Wageningen). The database also contains records of duplicates sent to other herbaria, specimens databased for taxonomic revision and from areas of special interest to NHN, for instance Gabon.
Individuals or organisations undertake to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or daffodils. This allows the scheme to develop systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the United Kingdom.
The National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) represents a collaborative effort between four Federal agencies, under the administrative responsibilities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to update and administer the national list. In a several-year effort, the NWPL was updated for nomenclature, taxonomy, and wetland ratings for 8,154 species across the United States and territories. The wetland ratings represent the frequency of occurrence of a plant species in a wetland and are used in direct support of the Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the Swampbuster provisions under the Farm Bill, and the National Wetland Inventory Program.
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Native Plants Database. From this page you can explore the wealth of native plants in North America. Use the options below to search for 7,219 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants.
Selected list of Native Plant Societies and gardens with addresses and links to websites
Search the Natural History Museum, London for specimens: botany, entomology, mineralology, palaeontology, zoology
Very brief background of nature printing history and bibliography of published works.
NBII is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. The NBII links diverse, high-quality biological databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by NBII partners and other contributors in government agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, and private industry.
Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics. Neotropikey is an international project based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, developing identification resources for the flowering plants of the Neotropical region (tropical South and Central America).
New York City's urban forest provides numerous environmental and social benefits, and street trees compose roughly one quarter of that canopy. This map shows the distribution and biodiversity of the city's street trees based on the last tree census.
The New York Flora Atlas is a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state, as well as information on plant habitats, associated ecological communities, and taxonomy. In addition, users can learn about the location of vouchered specimens and see images to get a better visual for each plant.
Our mission is to facilitate conservation of rare animals, rare plants, and natural ecosystems, which we commonly refer to as "natural communities." We combine thorough field inventories, scientific analyses, expert interpretation, and comprehensive databases on New York's flora and fauna to deliver quality information to partners working in natural resource conservation.
Digitized archive of historic New York State newspapers organized by county
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden digitized a select group of books and journals from the Library’s holdings that relate mostly to the natural history and landscape development of New York City and State. Featured in this collection are works on the flowering and non-flowering plant life of many towns and counties of New York State and early and rare guides to street trees, parks and the developed landscape and roadways of New York City’s boroughs. Several journals and reports are from institutions such as the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, the Horticultural Society of Staten Island, the Bronx River Parkway Commission, the Brooklyn Parks Commission, and Olmsted Vaux & Company. Digitization for this project was made possible by a generous grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).
Organizations concerned with Niagara Frontier green space and wildlife are listed along with their goals, activities, and so on. The site also provides a Speakers' Bureau, a forum for discussion of environmental issues, a listing of Frontier parks and refuges and the wildlife that might be observed there.
This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress. They include literary and political magazines, as well as Scientific American, Manufacturer and Builder, and Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry. The longest run is for The North American Review, 1815-1900.
The Northeastern Weed Science Society serves the Northeastern United States by bringing together those who are concerned with the knowledge of weeds and their control; cooperates with other scientific societies to promote research, education, and outreach activities; and publishes scientific and practical information of value concerning Weed Science and related fields.
The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust grew from the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee, established in 1980 to prepare and publish an inventory of parks, gardens and demesnes of historic importance within Northern Ireland.
The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (Skog og landskap) is a leading Norwegian scientific institution regarding use of forest resources, forest ecology and the environment. We are also responsible for a range of national mapping programmes and resource inventories related to land cover, forestry, agriculture, landscape and the environment.
Selected Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogs - digitized as part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The collection consists primarily of flower and seed catalogues, most of which were printed in Great Britain, Holland and the US between the years 1832-1950.
Union catalog of digital resources
Principally produced by Ohio State University Extension, Link to Information, News and Educational resources of OSU Extension; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and the Agricultural Technical Institute. Research and Extension programs are also supported by the colleges of Human Ecology, Veterinary Medicine, and Biological Sciences. access to the hundreds of factsheets, bulletins and other educational materials covering a wide array of subjects --- such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H and youth.
Biographies of University of California faculty, including many scientists and some horticulturists.
A selection of titles from the library of the Kroměříž palace and gardens including botanical works by Bauhin, Jacquin, Trattinnick and Volkamer
Links to New York City area library catalogs. Arranged by library type
searchable database of Oregon extension bulletins in full text including : Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service; Oregon Agricultural College. Extension Service; Oregon State Agricultural College. Extension Service; Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service
Originally published as part of the Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions (Robert W. Kiger, Charlotte A. Tancin and Gavin D. R. Bridson, 1999). The database of the Original Linnaean Dissertations, compiled by Tancin and based on a handlist prepared by Bridson, includes in each entry the Lidén number, respondent, title, date of defense, pagination, short title, Lidén title, Soulsby title, Drake title and note
Research papers (RPs) provide results, analyses, conclusions of formal studies.
An Online Publication on fossil and recent Pollen and Spores. Use is free but users must register.
You can use this site to find out about fossil collections, individual plants and animals, taxonomic groups, references to publications, stratigraphic units, time scales, and time intervals.
OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
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Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management
An ongoing project that will produce a complete taxonomic inventory and description of the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae). This is a group of over 1800 species from the Americas, mostly of trees and shrubs from tropical rain and montane forests.
Database of plant checklists from the flora of Pennsylvania project, searchable by county, watershed, physiography
County Natural Heritage Inventories showcase PNHP's conservation science efforts by combining and presenting information on important natural areas, habitat for rare plants and animals, and other important natural resources in Pennsylvania.
PPI's working papers, produced from 1992-2004, are a series of 13 case studies on significant themes in applied ethnobotany. Most titles are accessible below in PDF format. The People and Plants Handbook series started in 1996 to provide an accessible information source on ethnobotany, conservation and development, and to enable ethnobotanists and others in developing countries to be in touch with one another and with a wider global network.
PERIODIC is a bibliographic database created in 1978 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The database is updated daily and more than 10,000 records are added each year. It offers about 350 000 bibliographic records of original articles, technical reports, case studies, statistics and other documents published in about 1500 journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, specializing in science and technology.
Persée is a program which was created for the digital publication of scientific journals in the field of the humanities. The entire printed collection of journals is digitized and published online through a portal which offers access to the collections as well as advanced functionalities which facilitate and enhance use of the portal’s resources. The French journals in the field of humanities constitute a rich scientific heritage. Their digitization and online publication aim to fulfill a triple objective: promote scientific publications in French; facilitate free access to the results of scientific research; furnish the scientific community with tools for research and documentation.
PHYLIP is a free package of programs for inferring phylogenies. It is distributed as source code, documentation files, and a number of different types of executables.
Phytozome is the Plant Comparative Genomics portal of the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. Families of related genes representing the modern descendants of ancestral genes are constructed at key phylogenetic nodes. These families allow easy access to clade-specific orthology/paralogy relationships as well as insights into clade-specific novelties and expansions. As of release v10, Phytozome provides access to forty-eight sequenced and annotated green plant genomes which have been clustered into gene families at 12 evolutionarily significant nodes.
Based on available science, the plants recommended here were found in this region prior to the arrival of the colonists at Jamestown, thus making them native plants. A panel of local experts chose these plants based on their current or potential availability, their overall aesthetic interest, and their likelihood to grow well without major care.
The Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live. This dynamic, ongoing series utilizes multiple formats—including biographical profiles, videotaped and transcribed oral histories, tours, and print publications—to educate, inspire, and promote the active sharing of information.
Searchable database of woody plants by common or botanical name or other attributes
Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers.
The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). The Plant List includes 1,040,426 scientific plant names of species rank. Of these 298,900 are accepted species names. The Plant List contains 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera.
The PO is organized in a complex hierarchical structure in which botanical concepts are described by their precise logical definitions and their relationships to one another.
Locate rare and threatened plant species in cultivation around the world using our unique PlantSearch database.
PlantCollections is an international partnership of botanic gardens, arboreta, universities, governmental funding agencies and commercial database software developers providing public access to information stored within plant record databases.
People who are Plant Explorers are different from those who are plant hunters, in that their goal is discovery more than acquisition. Plant Explorers today are often botanists or botanical photographers and painters, but can be anyone with a real love for nature and plants. If you are a Plant Explorer, or just someone who loves plants, then this site is for you.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
A "Millennium Audit" of the vegetation of the Hull city area, United Kingdom. The audit has been regarded as that of a botanical "audit" with a view to assessing the biodiversity of the city.
Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist provides access to plant names and floristic details for southern African plant species.
a "plug-and-play" management and server solution for biodiversity data, with tools for image database management and retrieval, morphological data management, diagnostic key generation, cladogram display and navigation, specimen data, descriptions, classifications and nomenclature.
The site for information about plants native to Southern Africa and related topics
Open-access articles on the broad theme of biodiversity are selected and imported into the Hub.
Portraits of naturalists culled from the BHL database and posted to Pintrest
A collaborative project aiming to use a meta-analytic approach to investigate how local biodiversity typically responds to human pressures such as land-use change, pollution, invasive species and infrastructure, and ultimately improve our ability to predict future biodiversity changes.
promotes and shares peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments.
An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings
The Native Plant Network is devoted to the sharing of information on how to propagate native plants of North America (US, Canada, Mexico and the Pacific Islands). Propagation protocols for a number of species. The protocols are usually not scientific but more geared toward nursery growers.
We record the geographical location of Proteas throughout southern Africa for the benefit of Conservation, Rural Communities, Farmers, Reserve Managers, Tourism, Cut Flower Trade and Botany.
PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. At launch, it delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and includes nearly 450,000 citations. The Library will add about 20,000 citations each month.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Bibliographies in the Quick Bibliography Series of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), are intended primarily for current awareness, and as the title of the series implies, are not indepth exhaustive bibliographies on any given subject. However, the citations are a substantial resource for recent investigations on a given topic. They also serve the purpose of bringing the literature of agriculture to the interested user who, in many cases, could not access it by any other means. The bibliographies are derived from computerized on-line searches of NAL's AGRICOLA data base. Timeliness of topic and evidence of extensive interest are the selection criteria.
The "Rare Book Room" site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world. Over the last decade, a company called "Octavo" digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries including the California Academy of Sciences, Chicago Botanic Garden and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Sistema de Información Científica Redalyc Redalyc Scientific Information System
A database of individuals in the plant sciences from around the world and throughout history, with biographical data, biographical citations, and portraits.
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
This list of specimens by county for the moss flora of the state of Wyoming, U.S.A. The checklist has been revised to conform to Vol. 27, FNA 2007, and Vol. 28 FNA, in prep. (June 2013)
This page gives access to RBGE's searchable databases, including the Catalogue of the Living Collections, the Library Catalogue, and some RBGE project sites. Most of the databases have been developed within RBGE Science Division. Also links to other searchable plant databases.
The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific publisher, with the first edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society appearing in 1665. The historical journal archive – which includes the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal – has been made permanently free to access online. Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available.
This site contains draft Red List conservation assessments completed as part of the Sampled Red List Index for Plants project. Please register and post a comment if you know anything relating to the conservation status of a species from the sample. Please note that all assessments are pending approval for listing on the IUCN Red List website, unless otherwise stated
Cooperative electronic publishing in developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
This online database provides integrated access to data on the plants of The Morton Arboretum living collections and herbarium, as well as to our interactive collections map, scanned herbarium sheets, and photographs of living plants. This dataset encompasses more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa and nearly 60,000 databased herbarium specimens. The system represents an accumulation of living plant and herbarium information dating back to the founding of the Arboretum in 1922.
This exhibit offers a look at the history of seed and nursery catalogues in Europe and the United States, exploring items from the Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogues collection, held in Special Collections, Oregon State University Libraries.
The database "Seeds of Brazil" was created primarily to provide data of the gray literature ("gray literature"), ie the scientific literature with difficult access and limited disclosure as per examples: Annals of Congresses and Symposia, Papers, Dissertations and Theses. Currently, 1247 references are registered in "Seeds of Brazil." Perform queries on the bench "Seeds of Brazil."
The OSU Seed and Nursery Trade catalogue collection contains over 2,000 items from 1832 to 1966. While the collection is most comprehensive in its representation of American catalogues from the 1940s, it contains many older examples from North America, Great Britain, and Holland, as well other European and Asian countries.
SIBIS provides access to over 1.6 million occurrence records and comprehensive coverage of South Africa’s 22 000+ plant species. Animal species are being added as they become available.
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.
List of Soil Surveys by State This Web site lists soil surveys that have been published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 1899. Soil surveys furnish soil maps and interpretations needed in giving technical assistance to farmers and ranchers; in guiding decisions about soil selection, use, and management; and in planning research and disseminating the results of research. The surveys also are used in educational programs about soil use and conservation.
The second edition of Soil Taxonomy, A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys is now available here in PDF format for printing or viewing.
Several databases citing several accessions of one species, acquired from different sources. The accessions are documented by collecting herbarium material, photography, etc. and, together with the passport data including verification, source and conservation data,are stored in the main Solanaceae database of the Experimental Garden and Genebank. Authority abbreviations with respect to plant names are used according to R.K. Brummit and C.E. Powell.
Solanaceae Source aims to produce a worldwide taxonomic monograph of all species in the genus Solanum.
Each name in the following list of naturalists is linked to a corresponding capsule "chrono-biographical" sketch of that individual prepared by the authors. Coverage extends from approximately 1950 backward in time as far as the eighteenth century; figures from all over the world are included (though there is admittedly a decided Anglo-American bias). The target subject here is biogeography, but this being a broad field there are many persons on the list who are better known as climatologists, zoologists, botanists, ecologists, oceanographers, paleontologists, etc.--in other words, who made their main reputations in cognate disciplines.
The Public Registry is the source for news, information, and documents related to species at risk in Canada.
The web pages about Costa Rican species are electronic publications that provide basic information on the species of different groups of organisms found in Costa Rica. The scientific information is presented in a simple technical language. The resulting publications include photos and illustrations, information about natural history, conservation and demography, distribution, importance for humankind, taxonomy, and references. Almost all the information is written in Spanish.
Species-ID is dedicated to the description and identification of life on earth. Identification means to have an unknown organism at hand and to correctly infer the scientific name for it. Species-ID offers a friendly platform for widespread collaborations. The founders of Species-ID believe in the power of sharing and collaborating. The charter of Species-ID aims to reduce the need to set up little boxes by providing a space able to support general as well as specific content and bring the community interested in species identification closer together.
speciesLink is a distributed information system that integrates primary data from biological collections. speciesLink network, an e-infrastructure that provides free and open access to biodiversity primary data and associated tools. SpeciesLink currently integrates 382 datasets from 135 national institutions and 13 institutions from abroad, openly sharing ~7.4 million records.
Springer Nature Experiments has been specifically designed to help researchers find and evaluate protocols and methods across the whole Springer Nature protocols and methods portfolio. Identify lab techniques and model organisms mentioned in the articles to help you find the most relevant references for your own experiments. The number of citations and downloads are displayed so that you can see at a glance which articles are worth further investigation. From keywords through to citation history and latest citations, you can compare protocols and methods to make sure that they have been successfully and consistently used in other research projects.
Full text of 19th and early 20th century titles selected by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library from the Mertz collections and cited in bibliographies by Nathaniel Britton, Homer House and Alice Atwood.
An interactive website accompanying the annual State of the World's Plants. This report provides, for the first time, a baseline assessment of our current knowledge on the diversity of plants on earth, the global threats these plants currently face, and the policies in place and their effectiveness in dealing with these threats.
The online edition of Taxonomic Literature, 2nd edition (TL-2). TL-2 is the standard reference work for plant taxonomic literature from Linnean times to 1940.
TDX (Theses and Dissertations Online) is a digital cooperative repository of doctoral theses presented at some Spanish universities. The consultation of theses is opened and allows the user to construct searches on the complete text of the files by author, advisor, title, knowledge area, university and department of publication, year of defense, etc.
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is the only not-for-profit (501c3) foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. Through education, technical assistance, and outreach, we broaden awareness of and support for historic landscapes nationwide in hopes of saving this diverse and priceless heritage for future generations.
Our single search box allows you to freely explore millions of resources from leading national and research libraries across Europe. We have more than 200 million resources waiting to be discovered. You can search over 24 million pages of full-text content, 18 million digital objects and 119 million bibliographic records within Europe. These digital resources are supplied to us by our prestigious network of institutions, including 48 national libraries in Europe and an increasing number of research libraries, such as the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
an Internet Portal from Scientists for Scientists Presenting Information about Diversity of Fungi
The goal of the Historical Topographic Map Collection is to scan all scales and all editions of the more than 200,000 topographic maps published by the USGS since the inception of the topographic mapping program in 1884.
To promote, preserve and restore California landscapes, and habitats To propagate and make available California native plants and wildflowers To educate and acquire knowledge about California flora and natural history
The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
Mission: To validate scientifically the traditional uses of medicinal plants for primary health care. An interdisciplinary reference program in the detection, validation and diffusion of the uses of medicinal plants that impact in public health
The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity. Its goal is to contain a page with pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups.
TreeBASE is a relational database designed to manage and explore information on phylogenetic relationships. It includes phylogenetic trees and data matrices, together with information about the relevant publication, taxa, morphological and sequence-based characters, and published analyses.
Publications in this collection include research monographs, journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.
This system has over one million scientific names and 3.5 million specimen records.
In partnership with Federal, State, and local agencies, the Board provides a conduit through which uniform geographic name usage is applied and current names data are promulgated.
The Urban Forestry Index (UFind) is a database of current and historic urban forestry and arboriculture publications and other media that can be searched by topic, author, title, description, or keyword.
Urban forest data are being collected from across the United States based on top-down aerial approaches and bottom-up field data collection. This site links to various data sets and reports for urban forest data in the United States at the state level, county level, county subdivision level and local community or place level. Users are encouraged to explore states or communities of interest to see what data are available.
Resources provided by USDA specific to the Eastern U.S. forests and parks. Includes Minnesota south to Missouri and east to Maine to West Virginia
Search the Home and Garden Bulletin by keyword, title or filename
The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) is the major source of food composition data in the United States. It provides the foundation for most food composition databases in the public and private sectors. As information is updated, new versions of the database are released. Individual food reports or Nutrient lists for selected foods and nutrients. You can select up to three nutrients, sorted either by food description or in descending order by nutrient content in terms of common household measures. You can also limit the search to one several, or all food groups.
The Northern Research Station offers more than 11,000 online publications. Our collection of publications is constantly expanding so be sure to check back often.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Documents fruit and nut varieties developed by growers or introduced by USDA plant explorers around the turn of the 20th century with 7,584 watercolor paintings, lithographs and line drawings, including 3,807 images of apples, illustrating specimens originating in 29 countries and 51 states and territories in the U.S.
Over 4,000 monographic publications in USGS Bulletins series from #2 (1883) to current as downloadable PDF
v.1 (1889) - 55 (1929) of monographic series published by USGS as PDF
The Pubs Warehouse provides access to over 130,000 publications written by USGS scientists over the century-plus history of the bureau.
The goal of VASCAN is to provide an up-to-date, documented source of the names of vascular plants in Canada, Greenland, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon, both scientific and vernacular.
The data presented here are taken from the publication Vascular Plant Families and Genera compiled by R. K. Brummitt and published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1992.
This dataset lists the vascular plants found in a region of central New York State extending from 42 N to 43 N, and 76 W to 77 W (the USGS "Cayuga Quadrangle"), plus a small area north of 43 degrees in the "Cayuga Lake Basin" of early published floras. This multi-county area extends from the Pennsylvania border to north of the Finger Lakes, and from Seneca Lake eastward to just west of Binghamton.
Approximately 90,563 vascular plant type specimens from the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium.
This project aims to document all the vascular plants of a region that is key to the understanding of plant biodiversity and plant conservation in the Neotropics. We will also assess which plant species are most important for conservation.
A database driven, specimen based, illustrated checklist of the flowering plants of the Osa Peninsula in Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.
The USGS Vegetation Characterization Program is a cooperative effort by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring - Vegetation Mapping Program to classify, describe, and map vegetation communities in more than 280 national park units across the United States.
This site is intended as a tool to foster the sharing of information pertaining to historical horticulture and to promote the preservation of significant commercially released and family heirloom cultivars.
provides better access to the special subject collection Biology, Botany, Zoology, primarily through German Research libraries
We are in the process of digitizing our collections, which should enable international users to have quick access to botanical collections from the herbaria B, BAK, BRNU, CHER, ERE, FT, GAT, GJO, GZU, HAL, HERZ JE, KFTA, KUFS, LAGU, LECB, LW, LWKS, LWS, LZ, MJG, OLD, PRC, TBI, TGU, W and WU. It is our main goal to provide a unified and jointly administered specimen management system for the participating herbaria. Special attention is paid to providing images for all material online and especially high resolution images for type collections.
The BGBM offers on-line access to 218155 specimen records with 152967 high-resolution images from 230 countries from its herbarium holdings.
The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web.
Database of publications from current and former employees of the Johann Heinrich von Thuenen Institute.
Select articles available in full text.
the first complete edition of the writings of naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution Alfred Russel Wallace. Including a comprehensive compilation of his specimens - much of it never before seen.
Multidisciplinary information from over 18,000 high impact journals, over 180,000 conference proceedings, and over 80,000 books from around the world; includes Science Citation Index Expanded with over 8,850 major journals across 150 disciplines from 1900 to present; Social Sciences Citation Index with over 3,200 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world’s leading scientific and technical journals from 1900 to present; Arts & Humanities Citation Index fully indexes over 1,700 arts and humanities journals, as well as selected items over 250 scientific and social sciences journals from 1975 to present; Book Citation Index,indexes over 80,000 editorially selected books with 10,000 new books added each year from 2005 to present; Conference Proceedings Citation Index, a multidisciplinary index citing over 180k conference proceedings from 1990 to present.
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This database contains species descriptions, collection localities and colour and B&W drawings of excellent quality.
This resource contains scientific outputs (vegetation maps, taxonomic and ecological syntheses, etc.) and important collections and databases, particularly on the tree species of this region.
Unique or rare historical primary sources, digitized from leading societies, libraries, and archives around the world.
Selected bibliography of works about women and minorities in science with disciplines in Education, Anthropology, Aviation, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Technology
Search for description of woody plants based upon various characteristics such as height, light, zone, soil Ph.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs
The World Data Center for Biodiversity and Ecology (WDCBE) is a gateway to data and tools that address the information and research needs of scientists, resource managers, and policymakers.
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
Universities have fantastic museums and collections, of all types and sizes and every imaginable subject in the Arts, Humanities and the Sciences. Find museums and descriptions by geography, institution type or subject.
selected work by Yale faculty, students, and colleagues in the form of books, bulletins, working papers, and reports.
ZooBank is intended as the official registry of Zoological Nomenclature, according to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).
Zoological Record covers all aspects of modern animal research
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