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Gifted herbaria and volunteers – Botanics Stories. The RBGE Herbarium is frequently gifted plant specimens from individual collectors.

Gifted herbaria and volunteers – Botanics Stories

In recent years we have received material from T. CU-PAC. It's Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century - Atlas Obscura. The space where the University of Louisiana at Monroe housed its natural history collection was embarrassing.

It's Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century - Atlas Obscura

Sharing nature. The challenges faced by living stock collections in the USA. Introduction The goals of living stock collections are to preserve the genetic diversity of target organisms, to maintain research materials, and make these resources available to researchers around the world.

The challenges faced by living stock collections in the USA

Living stock collections are distinct from other bio-repositories, such as natural history museums (Rocha et al., 2014) and biobanks (Baker, 2012), because the resources they contain are generally capable of being multiplied and propagated. This creates unique challenges for long-term sustainability. The collections are typically housed within stock centers, seed banks, vivariums and botanical gardens, which are usually based at a university or other research institution. Collections make their resources available in a number of ways: these include distributing resources to qualified researchers, providing access to materials at the collection for specific experiments, and the sharing of detailed historical information regarding each organism or strain.

It's Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century - Atlas Obscura. Specimen of the Week 291: Leech Embryo Models. Back in January, this blog featured a set of 36 wax models which were chosen by UCL Museum Studies students as a research project for their Collections Curatorship course.

Specimen of the Week 291: Leech Embryo Models

At that time, the models were a complete mystery. They were unidentified, undocumented and unaccessioned. I’m thrilled to report that we now have answers! Mapping “flourishing” genebanks. Natural history: Backstage at the museum : Nature : Nature Research. Lance Grande University of Chicago Press: 2017.

Natural history: Backstage at the museum : Nature : Nature Research

ISBN: 9780226192758 Buy this book: US UK Japan John Weinstein/The Field Museum One of the 34 aisles of cabinets that house the fossil-plant collection at the Field Museum.


Collecting. Collections. Fossils. Seeds. Xylaria. Marwa’s Crush – Frans Blom & “Forever Amber” – Berkeley Fossil Insect PEN. There is always more to science than just science By: Marwa W.

Marwa’s Crush – Frans Blom & “Forever Amber” – Berkeley Fossil Insect PEN

Rare flowers discovered in Roman hoard. This is how you photograph a million dead plants without losing your mind. At the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, three young museum scientists have taken on the mind-numbing but important task of the digitizing millions of dried plant specimens.

This is how you photograph a million dead plants without losing your mind

This is what it's like. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post) At the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, three young museum scientists have taken on the mind-numbing but important task of the digitizing millions of dried plant specimens. This is what it's like. These three people, and one conveyor belt, are digitizing millions of plant specimens (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post) The Pocket Gallery. The Pocket Gallery is an intimate display space in Clifford Carl Hall, on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

The Pocket Gallery

The gallery showcases the little-seen behind-the-scenes work of the Royal BC Museum. Featured displays are great opportunities for visitors to see how individual staff members explore innovative, provocative and sometimes revelatory ideas, drawing on collections, research, partnerships and programmes that you might otherwise know very little about. Pocket Gallery displays change regularly, as Royal BC Museum professionals continually pitch fresh ideas and focus on new projects.

Library Picks. February's Library Pick: Henslow's vasculum This rather battered looking metal box from the Library's object collection is in fact an item of specialist botanical equipment, known as a vasculum.

Library Picks

Economic Botany Collection - Search. Finding Federal Scientific Collections Just Got Easier. Scientific collections—collections of physical specimens such as animal and plant specimens and their tissue and DNA, microbes, geological minerals and moonrocks, even air and water samples—are a vital part of the infrastructure for science in the United States and globally.

Finding Federal Scientific Collections Just Got Easier

They also play important roles in supporting public health and safety, agriculture, homeland security, trade and economic development, medical research, and environmental monitoring. Federal departments and agencies own and maintain hundreds of diverse scientific collections, many of which are being used for applications beyond their original use. MNCN. Hacer un herbario consta de varias fases: recolección de las plantas en el campo, secado y montaje. Los antiguos herboristas creían que para secar las plantas únicamente había que dejarlas expuestas al aire sin necesidad de aplicarles ninguna presión. Hubo que esperar hasta la primera mitad del siglo XVI para que aparecieran los primeros herbarios dignos de tal nombre; los de Gherardo Cibi de Bolonia, en torno a 1532, en Italia y los de John Falconer alrededor de 1540, en Inglaterra.

Conservar las plantas en buen estado después de su recolección requería cierta habilidad. Se podía optar por prensar las plantas directamente en el campo, lo que implicaba ir cargado con un buen fardo de papeles. Esta alternativa, que permitía una buena conservación de las muestras, era recomendable cuando se trataba de plantas que se marchitaban rápidamente. La escasa literatura científica sobre las cajas de herborización hace difícil indagar sobre su origen.

Martin_Gardner_herbarium_collections. The gloomy Arctic seed bank that's key to future crops. What happens if war or global warming threaten the key plants that the world depends on for food? A consortium of scientists is running what it believes is an answer: a deep-freeze for thousands of seed samples that is meant to serve as a back-up to cope with the worst-case scenarios. The Global Seed Vault is buried inside a mountain on the Arctic islands of Svalbard and science editor David Shukman was allowed inside. It's an eerie feeling approaching what's meant to be the safest place on the planet. Standards in the Care of Botanical Materials. Plant Hunting in the Tropics – preparations for fieldwork in Indonesia – Botanics Stories. This year, RBGE embarked on a 2 year collaborative project with Indonesia’s Institute of Sciences (LIPI) to work towards ‘Flora Malesiana’ taxonomic accounts for Begoniaceae, Gesneriaceae, Sapotaceae and Zingiberaceae.

In this, the two institutions are committed to research and conserve plant diversity in Indonesia and to instigate research projects, training and fieldwork to this end. Indonesia (© The project involves fieldwork in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, with a team of 5 RBGE science and horticulture staff working alongside LIPI research counterparts. Modern day fieldwork takes a lot of preparation, and this project began with 2 years’ planning. In 2014, together with our colleagues from LIPI, we started the lengthy process to obtain all necessary permissions to allow collections from protected forests under agreed institutional and ‘Nagoya Protocol’ criteria. George Clifford Herbarium, ornaments. A Perfect Madness of Plants. The architecture of Dan Hinkley's garden on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State is native, shaped by old Douglas firs and a seeping bog.

But in the cultivated understory, he has convened plants from all around the globe, reuniting the tribes of the botanical diaspora. More than 50 kinds of arisaemas -- called jack-in-the-pulpit in North America -- rocket from the soil, and one, Arisaema nepenthoides, stands fully erect, a single cobralike spathe beside a rotting stump crowned with ferns. Increasing capacity to conserve the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Flora (with images, tweets) · KewUKOTs. Plant Heritage - Conservation Charity, British Cultivated Plants, Plant Research. Plant Heritage is highlighting ten missing plant genera which currently are not represented within National Plant Collections®, as part of a campaign to be launched during RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (5th to 10th July).

The Missing Genera campaign will call upon the public to join the charity in conserving plants and encourage people with a passion for plants to bring together a National Plant Collection of their own. Due to the increasing problem of environmental change, vagaries of plant fashions, and loss of habitat, our diversity of plants is now under threat. Australian Plant Collectors and Illustrators. Natural Science Collections Alliance » Publications. Meet the NatSCA Committee: Paolo Viscardi. Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition. The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes.

Verder heeft Herbarium Frisicum ook de... - Herbarium Frisicum. Cabinets. Fungi of Great Britain and Ireland. Search. The Herbarium: An Interior Landscape of Science. The germplasm collection: a library of apples. Wild relatives of key crops not protected in gene banks, study finds. National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation : Home. Plant models collection now online – Blog, Liverpool Museums. Over 10 million collections-based records on the Atlas. « Atlas of Living Australia.

The Ghost Orchid: one of Britain's rarest plants. Curator of Micropalaeontology's blog: What our microfossil collection tells us about the earliest humans in Britain. Preserving “Heirloom” Collections – Microbial, That Is. National Cleared Leaf Collection - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Earth’s History Through Tree Leaves. Cleared Leaf Image Database. IMITATION OF LIFE - A VISUAL CATALOGUE. The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors.