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Mushroom Observer: Activity Log

Mushroom Observer: Activity Log
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The Hoosier Mushroom Society - Indiana Mushrooms Encyclopedia of Earth Index Fungorum North American Mycological Association iPlant Collaborative Web Portal | The iPlant Collaborative: Empowering a New Plant Biology Checklist of the Mosses Mosses are the second most speciose group of plants, after the enormously richer angiosperms. A Checklist of Mosses lists 12,800 recognized species in 901 genera, including 42 synonymous genera with species that have not been transferred to the accepted genus. Each listed species is qualified using a four-level ranking system that indicates our level of knowledge about the species. Each in the highest three levels is supported by at least one citation from a bibliography of 1,756 references published since 1962, the closing date for the last comprehensive list of mosses, Index Muscorum. The Checklist, which is updated regularly (last update version February 2000), will be available on the web (the address is in the Introduction), and xerographic, strip-bound copies, about 300 pages, may be obtained, at cost plus shipping ($20.00), from the authors.

Shroomery - Magic Mushrooms (Shrooms) Demystified GIS and Mapping Resources « Writing for Nature I love maps. Maps tell convoluted stories in a seemingly simple, clean interface that belies the effort and planning that goes into constructing an understandable map. The one below is one I drew after working for several months in this particular portion of Ecuador, but it is only one of the many, many ways the area could be represented. Sketch Map of the region around Pucara in Intag, Ecuador During graduate school I was the TA for several courses where map making was one of the essential skills being taught, both old school with a compass and your stride length, and with the newer GIS methods. A good map, to me, is a work of art, it is something that you want to look at because it is interesting and beautiful on its own visual merits. This page has a partial list of some good mapping and GIS resources. The Weather and Climate page also has some GIS links. Keep in mind that within the US each state has a publicly accessible GIS clearing house, as do more and more cities. Hey What’s That?

Early Land Plants Today Is This Fungus the Future of Farming? Mycorrhizal fungi growing on a petri dish in Alia Rodriguez's lab Cynthia Graber This article was originally published on Gastropod. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you've probably heard about the human microbiome. Research into the composition, function, and importance of the galaxy of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that, when we're healthy, live in symbiotic balance in and on us has become one of the fastest moving and most intriguing fields of scientific study. In this episode of Gastropod, a podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history, we look at the brand new science that experts think will lead to a "Microbe Revolution" in agriculture, as well as the history of both probiotics for soils and agricultural revolutions. We now know that we humans rely on bacteria in our gut to help us digest and synthesize a variety of nutrients in our food, including vitamins B and K. Rusty Rodriguez's Seattle greenhouse Cynthia Graber

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