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.
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]
"Ouvrages et articles anciens", a part of the Pl@ntNet project is dedicated to the digitisation of literature, particular from the time before Linnaeus and related to crops. Access to such documents is often difficult, because the books and manuscripts are rare or very hard to find in catalogues. While the Internet and the digitisation of historical works make advances, finding valuable resources here is not easy. The "Ouvrages et articles anciens" project coordinates a wiki that provides access through digitisation and translation of texts in web sites, and the indexing of links to digitised items. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
NParks FloraWeb has been created to cater to the growing horticultural awareness and interest amongst people in Singapore in acquiring more information on plants. This plant database aims to be the source of reference for all who are interested in horticulture and landscaping - ranging from novice gardeners and students to keen enthusiasts and professionals in the field. Originally based on the information compiled in our popular publication '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore', the content available in NParks FloraWeb is mainly pictorial, with brief information represented by icons that describe plant characteristics, growth requirements, uses and so on. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Special Collections of Wageningen UR Library has among others an international collection of approximately 35.000 catalogues of nurseries specialised in ornamental plants, bulbs and trees. Also catalogues on fruit, vegetables and agricultural crops and seeds are available. Besides a large collection of catalogues from the Netherlands and other European countries, there are also collections from South-Africa, New-Zealand, Australia, North and South America, Japan and other non-European countries. These catalogues are valuable for historical plant research on (agro)cultural biodiversity, the history of plant breeding and for the reconstruction of contemporary planting in historic gardens and parks. The collection consists of two parts. The oldest and rarest nursery catalogues from 1612 onwards are described and placed among our book collections. The majority is a separte collection described as serial publications by nursery companies. Both can be found together in the Special Collections Catalogue. ... [Information of the supplier]
The IRRI Library is responsible for maintaining the Rice Bibliography. Whereas the library catalogue contains a large collection of books and journals of interest to scientists researching rice or rice-related topics, the Rice Bibliography is a comprehensive bibliography of all books and articles directly pertaining to rice. It endeavours to include all articles and books relating to rice in the world, and is the world's largest and most complete source of scientific information about rice with almost 8,000 new references added each year. All articles pertaining to rice are sought out for the Rice Bibliography and IRRI Library acquires copies of the article whether or not it holds the particular serial in its collection. Over the years the Rice Bibliography has been mounted on a total of four software packages. The version on the screen before you contains references from 1970 onwards. Older references, a few going back to the mid-18th century, are available for searching at IRRI Library. ... [Information of the supplier]
Aboca Bibliotheca Antiqua allows you to consult online rare and precious ancient volumes containing marvelous plates depicting a wide array of the most utilized herbal medicinals. Our indexes let you list the books by Title, Author or Subject. [Information of the supplier]
The Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) is a German federal research facility and an independent federal authority based in Quedlinburg. The JKI has 1200 employees, 300 of which are scientists, in Quedlinburg, Braunschweig, Berlin and Kleinmachnow in multiple institutes as well as Bernkastel-Kues, Darmstadt, Dresden-Pillnitz, Dossenheim, Groß Lüsewitz, Münster and Siebeldingen. Other than the 15 institutes, there are units that provide support: the “Information Centre and Library” and Central Data Processing at four JKI locations as well as administration. The JKI is responsible for the entire “cultivated plants” protection target. This responsibility includes the fields of plant genetics, crop production, plant nutrition and soil science as well as plant protection and plant health. This allows the JKI to develop holistic approaches for all plant cultivation, from plant production to plant care. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]
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]