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This guide provides photographs and descriptions of biological control (or biocontrol) agents of insect, disease and weed pests in North America. It is also a tutorial on the concept and practice of biological control and integrated pest management (IPM). [Information of the supplier]
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Biological Control is the human use of beneficial organisms such as predators, parasites, or disease to regulate populations of harmful organisms such as insect pests. Click on topics to the left to find out more about biological control (biocontrol) and beneficial insects. [Information of the supplier]
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The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was founded in 1969 by Dr. John Kartesz. The program's goal is to develop a unified digital system for assessing the North American biota. The BONAP database now includes data for all vascular plants and vertebrate species (native, naturalized, and adventive) of North America, north of Mexico. Our goal is to maintain the taxonomic, nomenclatural, and biogeographic ... [Information of the supplier]
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BIRDNET provides information about ornithology, the scientific study of birds. The site is a service of the Ornithological Council, a public information organization established and supported by eleven North American professional ornithological societies. [Information of the supplier]
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Butterflies and Moths of North America is a searchable database of butterfly and moth records in the United States and Mexico. Over 2,800 species are recorded in this database. [Information of the supplier]
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The department was established in 1862 and is one of the largest entomology collections in North America. It contains about 10,000,000 curated specimens, representing all orders, nearly all families, and approximately 250,000 species (Coleoptera (beetles), Embiidina (web spinners), Diptera (flies), Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps), Neuropteroida and Arachnida (spiders)). The Department of Entomology maintains two databases of the arthropod collections. [Information of the supplier, modified]
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The Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden has completed cataloging its gymnosperms from North America north of Mexico. These records represent those specimens collected in Greenland, Canada, and the United States (excluding Hawaii), and include non-native species cultivated in North America. Records of the following families are available for searching: Araucariaceae, Cephalotaxaceae, Cupressaceae, Ginkgoaceae, Pinaceae, Podocarpaceae, Taxaceae. [Information of the supplier]
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The Catalogue of New World Grasses (CNWG) is an on-going project led by agrostologists from five institutions to database, using TROPICOS, and link all nomenclature, types, synonymy, current taxonomy, and distribution for grasses occurring from Alaska and Greenland to Tierra del Fuego. This is presented in the context of a new suprageneric classification. The taxonomy accepted by CNWG is derived from contributions by collaborating specialists, or from consultation of literature and specimens by the ... [Information of the supplier]
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Compiled by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter and published as the Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project (2001), this selective glossary attempts to reconcile, integrate, and codify the traditional terminology of plant-taxonomic description, and should be especially useful for computer-based comparative databanking of such information. (Copies of the book are still available. Please see the Publications page for further information.) [Information of the supplier]
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Please join us in Woods Hole on beautiful Cape Cod as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents at the Galapagos Spreading Center in 1977. This has forever changed our perception of life on Earth and has sparked a new line of research to investigate the role of chemosynthesis in various ecosystems, from cold seeps and organic falls to the extensive oxygen deficient zones of the oceanic water column. The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents 40 years ago ... [Information of the supplier]
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