Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation Online Herbarium The online herbarium has been developed with Silver Biology and CMLR, initially enabled as a component of an industry grant. Many projects at CMLR require simple to advanced plant identifications as a fundamental step in researching the rehabilitation of disturbed land and the effects of mining. And a number of locations where we work have limited identification resources available. The aim of the CMLR Herbarium is primarily for plant identification by staff,students and the general public by providing query-based filtering of specimens and dynamic high-resolution images, see below, as an alternative or complement to traditional forms of plant identification. The type of specimens aim to be comprehensive site collections for long-term projects, representative collections for some mine sites in NSW and QLD and research-appropriate collection of plant specimens through other regions. Go to the CMLR Online Herbarium
MicrobeWiki MicrobeWiki is a free wiki resource on microbes and microbiology, authored by students at many colleges and universities. Curated pages such as those linked to the Taxonomy Index are reviewed and updated by microbiologists at Kenyon College. Student pages authored independently, or for coursework, are not monitored further. Interested readers are encouraged to add information, after registering a free account. Featured Class: The University of Oklahoma Italian Center, taught by Tyrrell Conway. Educators: You may assign MicrobeWiki page creation and editing as projects for your students.
Freshwater Aquarium Plant Care; Substrate, Ferts, CO2, and Lighting. The beginning aquarist is likely to think that if there's enough light to see then it's enough for plants to grow. However, that's not true. If you want to grow healthy plants, and not just algae, you need enough light for them to use for photosynthesis and create energy. It used to be that people advised 3-4 watts per gallon as a VERY basic principle.
Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) Over the past six months, the Advisory Council for the Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance Research Coordination Network has been talking with members of the biodiversity collections community to obtain feedback that will help guide its work. As a result of this conversation, we have learned that our name, NIBA RCN, was not clearly communicating the purpose of the project. In short, it was creating the impression that a NIBA has already been established. OligoCalc: Oligonucleotide Properties Calculator Thermodynamic Calculations taking into account base stacking energy The nearest neighbor and thermodynamic calculations are done essentially as described by Breslauer et al., (1986) Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.83:3746-50 (Abstract) but using the values published by Sugimoto et al., (1996) Nucl. Acids Res.24:4501-4505 (Abstract).
Aquarium Lighting, Light Information; Reef & Planted, PAR, Watt, Kelvin. Back To Top Aquarium Light Types Explained Here Include: • T8 & T12, • T5, • T2 • VHO, • CFL, • SHO • Metal Halide, • LED, •Lunar • Induction, • HID Xenon A standard pin, 1-1/2" wide bulb. California Seaweed eFlora Understanding the consequences of global climate change and anthropogenic alteration of the marine environment The California coastal environment has suffered from the consequences of rapid population growth: alteration or degradation as the result of development, pollution, overfishing, oil drilling, mariculture and global marine transportation. Habitats for seaweeds, especially in southern California, are vastly different than they were 100 years ago. We know that biological consequences of global climate changes in the Pacific marine environment will be broad-reaching. Species ranges will expand or contract, depending on physiological tolerances and capacities to adapt to new conditions. Shifts in geographic ranges have proceeded more rapidly in marine vs. terrestrial systems, with a high potential for community-level changes.
Xmalesia: Indonesia’s Digital Herbarium The Xmalesia digital herbarium currently has a collection of 2,000 plant samples and 800 DNA barcodes. Science and Development Network | September 17, 2015 | Editorials AsianScientist (Sep. 17, 2015) - By Dyna Rochmyaningsih - Indonesia is now working on a massive inventory of its plant biodiversity to create a ‘digital herbarium.’ Called Xmalesia, the open access project trains young Indonesian scientists to collect, identify and store data of Indonesian flora and enables them to work together across Indonesia’s vast archipelago, and with scientists around the world, particularly those from Malesia, the floristic region that includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Singapore.
Jepson eFlora The Jepson eFlora is the foremost authority on the native and naturalized plants of California. For plants occurring in wildlands or otherwise outside of cultivation, the Jepson eFlora contains taxonomic treatments, distribution maps, illustrations, photographs, and identification keys. Sept. 21, 2014: Geographic Subdivisions Map updated to reflect Klamath Ranges geology. Dec. 19, 2014: Revision 2 is posted online.
GBIF This year, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) established three task groups to help improving the data mobilized through GBIF.org. One group has been devoted to give recommendations on the data required to produce species distribution modelling, a second group has been working on strategies to accelerate the discovery of bio-collections data, while the third group has been working in suggestions to improve the quality and quantity of agrobiodiversity related data available through the portal. Density map of Magnoliophyta georeferenced data available through GBIF.org (queried on October 13th, 2015) The agrobiodiversity task group was organized by GBIF and Bioversity International, and its members were selected based on long-standing collaborations with both institutions.