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.
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.
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.
Compiled by Edith L. Taylor, University of Kansas, Biology 420/701: Seminar on Women in Science
Searchable database of community gardens in the United States and Canada hosted by the American Community Garden Association.
List of botanists pages in English language wikipedia by catagory
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.
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.
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.
Full text of fascicles in the series available as PDF
Commission E, established by the German Minister of Health, is an expert committee charged with reviewing and approving the safety and efficacy of all herbal drugs and preparations from medicinal plants. The Commission E Monographs are the resulting publications describing the plant and it's therapuetic uses.
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.
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.
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
Search for community gardens in the 5 boroughs of New York City
PDF of each volume in the series
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.
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.
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.
The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.
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 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.
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.
Providing worldwide access to Linnean Society of London digitized collections of specimens, manuscripts, letters, books and artwork.
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.
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
Very brief background of nature printing history and bibliography of published works.
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.
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 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.
Research papers (RPs) provide results, analyses, conclusions of formal studies.
For the 100 largest cities in the US, the Trust for Public Land developed the ParkScore® index. This index is the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 100 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cities are awarded points based on our analysis of four important characteristics of an effective park system: acreage, investment, amenities, and access. Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore® of 100.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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