The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
You will find more biological web resources in our Internet Guide - a catalogue of annotated and evaluated internet sites.
The database contains fully referenced, detailed information on how Māori used plants to survive in New Zealand, particularly before the arrival of Europeans. Material relating to later economic uses of native plants is recorded too, though generally not on timber uses and the kauri gum trade. Fungi and seaweeds are included, and there are references to some Pacific plants, such as Pandanus, that have links to Māori culture. Also included are pertinent references on traditional resource rights and intellectual property claims relating to plant uses by indigenous peoples. The information is taken from the written record, mostly published (books, articles, newspapers) and some unpublished (such as manuscripts and letters). Sources are noted for each item. Information is generally recorded as written in the source material, without interpretation. Editorial comment is sometimes made for clarification. ... [Information of the supplier]
We are pleased to announce the 25th International Eucarpia Symposium - Ornamentals Section which will take place on 28 June – 2 July, 2015 at the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in Melle, Belgium, close to Ghent. "Crossing borders", the central theme of the symposium, expresses our intention to go beyond traditional ornamental plant breeding. Recent boosts in fundamental knowledge offers opportunities for ornamentals. Interaction and discussion between plant breeders and scientists create new ideas. ... [Information of the supplier]
Bamboos are economically important plants with innumerable uses and many environmental benefits. Improving the availability of information on bamboos is an important step towards the development of sustainable utilization and conservation for this valuable renewable resource, not only in its natural habitats, but also wherever it is cultivated throughout the world. This site was launched in August 2006, primarily as a means to bring together the growing variety of dispersed online tools and information relating to bamboo identification and naming. It also provided an opportunity to disseminate personal publications produced over a 25 year career as a bamboo specialist, working in Asia and in western botanical gardens. Most of these are accessible here as PDF documents or online links. This anniversary also coincides with the publication of the English-language Flora of China bamboo account, a project in which approximately one third of the world’s bamboos are described, arranged more natural system of genera backed up by results of research into their molecular phylogeny. The emphasis of this site is on woody bamboos of Asian origin, especially those from temperate areas, and their cultivation in Europe & the USA. The initial intention was to write a book, but a website seemed a much more flexible, useful and powerful alternative, which could adapt and develop, and link directly to other developing online information. ... [Information of the supplier]
Tropical forests harbour thousands of useful plants that are harvested and used in subsistence economies or traded in local, regional or international markets. The effect on the ecosystem is little known, and the forests resilience is badly understood. Palms are the most useful group of plants in tropical American forests and in this project we study the effect of extraction and trade of palms on forest in the western Amazon, the Andes and the Pacific lowlands. We determine the size of the resource by making palm community studies in the different forest formations and determine the number of species and individuals of all palm species. The genetic structure of useful palm species is studied to determine how much harvesting of the species contributes to genetic erosion of its populations, and whether extraction can be made without harm. We determine how much palms are used for subsistence purposes by carrying out quantitative, ethnobotanical research in different forest types and we also study trade patterns for palm products from local markets to markets that involve export to other countries and continents. Palm populations are managed in various ways from sustainable ones to destructive harvesting; we study different ways in which palms are managed and we will propose sustainable methods to local farmers, local governments, NGOs and other interested parties. Finally we study national level mechanism that governs extraction, trade and commercialization of palm products, to identify positive and negative policies in relation to resilience of ecosystems and use this to propose sustainable policies to the governments. ... [Information of the supplier]
ODS and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed. PubMed provides access to citations from the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. It also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources. The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The subset will retrieve dietary supplement-related citations on topics including, but not limited to: chemical composition; biochemical role and function — both in vitro and in vivo; clinical trials; health and adverse effects; fortification; traditional Chinese medicine and other folk/ethnic supplement practices; cultivation of botanical products used as dietary supplements; as well as surveys of dietary supplement use. ... [Information of the supplier]