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The database provides detailed information on 670 agroforestry tree species in order to help field workers and researchers in selecting appropriate species for agroforestry systems and technologies. For each species, the database includes information on identity, ecology and distribution, propagation and management, functional uses, pests and diseases and a bibliography. [Information of the supplier]
Factual databases; Discipline based websitesResource type
The European Network of Palm Scientists (EUNOPS) is an informal association of biologists with a wide spectrum of research interests in palms (Arecaceae or Palmae). The network, established in 2001, exists to facilitate exchange of information on palm research taking place in Europe, and to promote integration and collaboration. [Information of the supplier]
Academic societies, professional associations, working groupsResource type
Founded by the Natural History Museum in London, Las Cuevas is a field research station in the Central American country of Belize. The station is tucked away in a remote part of Belize, in the largest remaining rainforest in Central America. The jungle surrounding Las Cuevas is home to scarlet macaws, jaguars, pumas, tarantulas, bats, leaf-cutter ants, and a host of other creatures and plants. [Information of the supplier]
Research projects; Discipline based websitesResource type
The Forest Plots Database was designed to provide a permanent repository for forest inventory data. The objectives of the database are: to enable network participants to access and manage their data online in a secure environment; to integrate and standardize forest plot data, to promote data sharing among the scientific community; and, to provide access to publicly available forest inventory data. The database is a web-accessible secure repository, collected as part of the RAINFOR, AFRITRON and ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
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Die Datenbank HoWiLit (vormals ELFIS) enthält über 80.000 Literaturhinweise zum Fachgebiet „Forst und Holz“ ab 1985. Sie wird durch das Fachinformationszentrum des vTI um ca. 3.000 Einträge/Jahr ergänzt. Besondere Berücksichtigung finden dabei praxisnahe Informationen und Veröffentlichungen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum. [Information of the supplier]
Literature databasesResource type
The protection and sustainable development of forests – especially in the tropical and boreal zone – are a central issue of international environmental and forest policy, particular with regard to forest degradation and deterioration caused by land-use dynamics, climate change, air pollution and non-sustainable management practices. The Institute for World Forestry provides scientific contributions to close major knowledge gaps with respect to the interdependency of ecological processes, environmental ... [Information of the supplier]
Additional colleges and research institutesResource type
Welcome to the International Year of Forests, 2011 (Forests 2011) Web site, a global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the world’s forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Here, you will find information regarding events being organised throughout the International Year as well as interactive web tools and ... [Information of the supplier]
Discipline based websitesResource type
This module presents basic content on the distribution and nature of the world's major biomes. It considers the structure, characteristic growthforms, and taxonomic affiliations of the vegetation; major soil order(s); and common adaptive characteristics of the fauna of the tundra, boreal forest, temperate broadleaf deciduous forest, tropical broadleaf evergreen forest, tropical savanna, temperate grasslands, desertscrub, and Mediterranean shrub biomes. Study hints and critical thinking questions ... [Information of the supplier]
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Rainforest Action Network (RAN) works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. RAN accomplishes its mission through dynamic, hard-hitting campaigns that work to bring corporate and governmental policies into alignment with popular support for rainforest conservation. RAN works in alliance with environmental and human rights groups around the world, including indigenous forest communities ... [Information of the supplier]
Non-governmental organisations; Discipline based websitesResource type
The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 154 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1651 wetland sites, totaling 149.7 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. [Information of the supplier]
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