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.
As a part of its "Biblioteca Digital Dioscórides", the Library of the University Complutense in Madrid provides a segment of digitised botanical books, comprising about 120 titles mainly from the 16th and 17th century, by authors like Bauhin, Dodoens, Fuchs, Lonitzer, L'Obel, and Mattioli. [Editorial staff vifabio]
Project Gutenberg's Botany Bookshelf provides access on a number of historical botany books written by authors like Charles Darwin, Henry M. Brooks and Alexander von Humboldt. These free ebooks are available in ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. [Editorial staff vifabio]
Hinter den Kästchen verbergen sich die Pflanzen der fünf Exkursionen, die die AG Spezielle Botanik im Jahr 2011 durchgeführt hat: Botanischer Garten Marburg, Schloss- und Dammelsberg, Park Rauischholzhausen, Dammmühle und Amöneburg. Falls Sie nicht auf wissenschaftlichen Namen, Trivialnamen usw. kommen, dann lesen Sie die Assoziationshilfen im Info-Kasten. Die Lösung wird verdeckt angeboten. Spielen Sie doch einfach immer mal entspannt zwischendurch. Sie wiederholen so spielerisch die vorgestellten Arten. Und falls Sie sich unterfordert fühlen versuchen Sie es mal mit dem "Mittelgroßen Botanik-Quiz"! ... [Information des Anbieters, verändert]
Welcome to the "Better Botanical Business Bureau", where botanical mistakes in commercial and public venues and products are showcased and corrected. It is not unusual with products, ingredients, and images used in media, design, and commercial works to be presented with the wrong common names, wrong species names, and/or wrong ingredients. This blog provides scientific and educational information to correct such mistakes as part of a global effort to increase botanical knowledge. ... [Information of the supplier]
World Economic Plants in GRIN is based on "World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference" (John H. Wiersema and Blanca León 1999). This publication provides essential reference data in a concise and readily accessible format for over 9,500 vascular plants of commercial importance in various parts of the world. It makes available to both scientists and nonscientists up-to-date scientific names for economically important vascular plants. It includes information garnered during more than two decades of nomenclatural research on economic plants by taxonomists of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS). ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The central aim of Plant Cultures is to convey the richness and complexity of links between Britain and South Asia, through the story of plants and people. It is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the world around them. Britain and the Indian subcontinent have had an immense impact on each other, from the early traders and travellers of the 17th century, to the East India Company and British Empire, and then to independence and population movements in the 20th century. Much of this story is intimately bound up with plants, whether as trade commodities, food, or as subjects for artistic and religious expression. It’s a relationship that continues to be important today. Asian food, medicine, religion, music and film have all had a big impact on Britain’s cultural landscape. The Plant Cultures project covers both the historical and contemporary aspects of Britain and South Asia. Some topics will be familiar – the British Empire, Asian cooking and mehndi (henna painting). Some will be less familiar to many – the ancient traditions of South Asian art and medicine, or the role of sacred plants such as holy basil. The Plant Cultures website brings together a wide range of resources: historic images from museums and libraries, well researched information, contributions from members of the public, and carefully chosen links to other web resources. ... [Information of the supplier]
BioPop is (1) a database of ecological and life-history traits of the plant species of the Central European Flora, and (2) an expert system based on this database and designed to support decision-making in landscape planning and nature conservation. You are able to test a prototype of BioPop now. Note that functions are limited. ... [Information of the supplier]
The newly-founded organisation “NetPhyD” (“Phytodiversity Network Germany”) will inform visitors about the goals, current activities and developments in the individual sections of the network on its website. Why do we need a Phytodiversity Network? And why a phytodiversity network in Germany? The answer is obvious. Roughly 35 years ago, the central agency for floristic mapping was founded. With this “establishment” came the first time, initially for West Germany, then also the eastern part of Germany and finally for all Germany, that all floristic botanists were brought together in one network. This eventually resulted in the publication of the atlases of the distribution of vascular plants in West and East Germany. Since this time, as the effort to produce a nationwide distribution atlas takes place – the data has already been merged, the final corrections are still pending – countless further initiatives are beginning, that can answer questions such as “Why can a plant taxon be found where?”, “Why is one species common and another rare?”, “Why is one species endangered, while another spreads further?”. NetPhyD will support, coordinate and integrate these initiatives. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
Welcome to Plant Talk, the only magazine to provide – on a world scale – information, encouragement and advice on plant conservation. Read in over 120 countries, Plant Talk is a vital and unique source of concise, targetted information for professionals, students and all those with a serious interest in plants and the environment. Plant Talk was published in printed issues quarterly from 1995 to 2006 by Plant Talk Ltd, a not-for-profit company supported by six leading botanical and conservation institutes. In 2006, the company has re-focused and its plan is to continue a web presence and to launch a new online Plant Talk magazine on the internet in 2007. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The Millennium Seed Bank Project is the largest ex situ conservation project ever conceived. Its partners will have banked seed from 10% of the world's wild plant species by the end of the decade. These will not be just any plants, but will include the rarest, most threatened and most useful species known to man. The Millennium Seed Bank Project seeks to develop a global seed conservation network, capable of safeguarding wild plant species. This will make direct contributions to national and global conservation/development programs, and will make a big contribution to meeting the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The current project runs until 2010. ... [Information of the supplier]