Biodiversity Snapshots Animals, such as mammals, birds and insects live all around us. But have you ever really looked at what's in your local area? And can you identify what you see? The Largest Plant Identification Reference Guide - Dave's Garden PlantFiles is the largest plant database in the world, with information and photos for 210,070 different plants! View our 365,378 images and read our 138,488 detailed and helpful comments. Search for a plant by its common or botanical name using the green button below, or scroll down the page and browse through hundreds of popular cultivars, or search for plants by their characteristics (height, hardiness, etc.) Discover which plants grow well in your area, and which plants to avoid. Join the 58,387 gardeners, PlantFiles Pioneers and Uber Gardeners who contribute to PlantFiles, and share what you know. » Add a new plant to the list
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. Overview of The Biology Project Welcome to The Biology Project, an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. The Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college and high school level, but is useful for medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people. Teachers can assign problems sets for reviews before exams, or may want to assign an activity before students cover that topic in their laboratory.
efloraofindia efloraofindia (eFI in short) website is documenting flora of India that is being discussed on efloraofindia google e-group along with supplementing the working of the group. It has the largest database on net on Indian Flora with more than 10,000 species (along with more than 2,00,000 pictures, from some of the best Flora Photographers of India, at its efloraofindia e-group links). It also includes some species from around the world, which has been posted by our members. efloraofindia e-group (earlier Indiantreepix/ Efloraindia) is the largest Google e-group in the world in this field & largest nature related in India (and the most constructive, with more than 2400 members & 2,00,000 messages on 9/9/14) devoted to creating awareness, helping in identification (e-gurukul) etc. along with discussion & documentation of Indian Flora. It has already completed seven years in June'2014.
Online Digital Database on Flora of Karnataka, India Sankara K. Rao Herbarium JCB, Center for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, IndiaE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Biology Teaching Resources Welcome to the Teachers' Center at Explore Biology. Here you will find resources to help you teach biology at the high school level. Some of my Regents lectures are supported by Powerpoint presentations. If you are not familiar, Regents is a 10th grade very simplified introduction to Biology, that is limited by a state-wide exam. These PPTs are not appropriate for AP Biology courses! I have just started to upload these, so please check back if you need.
The new Eurisco: European Ex Situ Plant Collections EURISCO is a search catalogue providing information about ex situ plant collections maintained in Europe. It is based on a European network of ex situ National Inventories (NIs). Currently, EURISCO comprises passport data about 1.1 million samples, representing 5,929 genera and 39,630 species from 43 countries.Between 2003 and 2014, EURISCO was hosted and maintained by Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. Since 15th April 2014, these responsibilities are being moved to the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany. After adapting to a new IT infrastructure, important medium-term actions and objectives will be strengthening the network activities and incorporating phenotypic information about the collection, to name a few.EURISCO is maintained on behalf of the Secretariat of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR), in collaboration with and on behalf of the National Focal Points for the National Inventories.
Scientists discover beautiful new insect species after stumbling upon photos on Flickr Adult green lacewing (Semachrysa jade sp. n.). Photo by Hock Ping Guek Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of lacewing insect after stumbling upon a series of photos posted on Flickr®, according to a paper published in the journal ZooKeys. The species is named Semachrysa jade and lives in the rainforests of Malaysia. Shaun Winterton, a researcher with the California State Collection of Arthropods at the California Department of Food & Agriculture, first found evidence of the species when he randomly stumbled upon a set of photos posted by Hock Ping Guek, a Malaysian photographer. Winterton recognized the insect as a potentially new species, but needed to collect field specimen in order to formally describe it.
High School Student & Teacher Outreach The Department of Biology is actively involved in science outreach at the high school level. The goal of these outreach programs is to make science fun and exciting by bringing new hands-on activities into the classrooms, and to make teaching and learning science a more enriching and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. Science teachers from the greater Boston area are invited to: Attend a 5-day summer workshop with lectures on current topics in biology and hands-on laboratory activities.
"The World Tree of Consciousness." Perhaps one of the best known representative of the concept of the World Tree is the Yggdrasil of ancient Norse lore. We still know a great deal about this concept, because unlike most other ancient lore, it persisted until some time after writing was developed by the Norse people. We therefore have access to written records that describe the Yggdrasil and relate to the myths and legends that surround it. The main body of these writings is contained in the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson (c.1179-1241), an Icelandic historian who is considered the most accurate editor, redactor and interpreter of old Norse mythology.
Inside Wood The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key. This wood anatomy web site has over 40,000 images showing anatomical details. Note: Gymnosperm woods (softwoods) are not included. Become a fan of InsideWood on facebook to get information on additions to InsideWood, and occasional comments on how-to-use the website. Also on Twitter The Facebook photo albums listed below have slide sets with background information on InsideWood, including hints and cautions about searching the IW database.
Practical Plants Polycultures, Guilds & Companions... In addition to each plant being able to record interactions with other individual plants, users can also create polycultures or guilds of known plant combinations that work well together. We are at the very start of our collection of polycultures with The Three Sisters set up as a quick example.