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The Euroforest Portal aims to meet demands for better access to state-of-art information on European forests and forestry in an easily accessible and user-friendly form. It represents a web-based entry point into pan-European forest information in the selected topics. The portal contains a metadatabase about information in the internet and news service. Metadata is described in English, but actual URLs may contain information in any language. [Information of the supplier]
Discipline based portals and link collectionsResource type
Euro+Med PlantBase ("the information resource for euro-mediterranean plant diversity") provides an on-line database and information system for the vascular plants of Europe and the Mediterranean region, against an up-to-date and critically evaluated consensus taxonomic core of the species concerned. After several years of planning, the project is now firmly underway. The first stage of the project (referred to as Phase One) has been financed for three years by the European Union under Framework V. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
Factual databasesResource type
The aim of this private homepage is to give entomologists and interested amateurs an overview of the most important details of the ecology of some domestic butterfly species and, by means of numerous photos, to awaken interest in the beauty of threatened nature. In the download area the publications of the author can be downloaded as pdf files. The nucleus of the website is formed by portraits of various species. Here, profiles of the species can be selected, most of which contain pictures (picture ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
Picture databases; Discipline based websitesResource type
This private web site contains a database which includes all 9,927 European Lepidoptera species (butterflies and moths). On each species photos, information on biology (like life cycle, flight time, feeding plant, distribution etc.) and the vernacular names of different European languages are provided. Additionally the web site supplies checklists for different European countries and the facility to compare different Lepidoptera species. [Editorial staff vifabio]
Factual databases; Picture databasesResource type
This web page provides information on European Lepidoptera (butterflies). Many pictures allow a superficial determination. Distributional note for single species are given. Furthermore certain region, ideal for collecting and additional topics are described. Suggestions on UK species are more comprehensive. The life cycle of a butterfly is described in details. A whole section concerns tips for taking photos of Butterflies (e.g. equipment, procedure). Further notes on the lepidopterian biology are ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
Discipline based websitesResource type
This private website lists all European bird research projects with colour-rings (August 2010: 1996 colour-ring projects on 355 bird species). Colour-ringing of birds has a huge advantage against classic ringing with just one metal ring. You can read the colour-rings in field with binoculars, thus you can obtain much data without disturbing or harming the bird. On this website you can find all European colour-ring projects and their coordinators. Observers of colour-ringed birds can contact the coordinators ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
Discipline based websites; Newsletter, mailing lists, forums, blogsResource type
DG Fisheries And Maritime Affairs is the Directorate-General responsible for the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and for developing a future maritime policy for the EU at the European Commission. The CFP covers all fishing activities, the farming of living aquatic resources, and the processing and marketing of fisheries products, on the legal basis of Article 33 (ex 39) of the Treaty establishing the European Community. Since the first decisions adopted in 1970, the CFP has been through many changes, ... [Information of the supplier]
Official corporations and organisationsResource type
European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes (ECCB) is the only multi-national organisation for conservation of bryophytes in Europe. We work for a better understanding of bryophytes and our vision is that bryophytes will be part of the public consciousness and that they and their habitats will be enjoyed and appreciated by all future generations. [Information of the supplier]
Discipline based websitesResource type
The European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy, EDIT, is the collective answer of 27 leading European, North American and Russian institutions to a call of the European Commission, issued in 2004, for a network in « Taxonomy for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research ». This project has started on the 1rst of March 2006 and will last 5 years. Taxonomy provides the basis for understanding biodiversity. Overcoming the taxonomic impediment involves both having enough trained taxonomists and having taxonomic ... [Information of the supplier]
Academic societies, professional associations, working groups; Research projectsResource type
The European Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) is a network of dry grassland researchers and conservationists in Europe. As an informal organisation we live from the activities of our members. Everybody can join EDGG without any fee or other obligation. The basic aims of the EDGG are: to compile and to distribute information on research and conservation in dry grasslands beyond national borders; and to stimulate active cooperation among dry grassland scientists (exchanging data, common data standards, ... [Information of the supplier]
Academic societies, professional associations, working groupsResource type
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