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? Plant Fact Sheets This page includes all of BalconyContainerGardening.com's Plant Fact Sheets of popular container plants that you can grow in your balcony garden. Each page includes an illustration or photo, a short intro on the container plant, its scientific name, the plant type, how much light it needs, how to propagate it and any other information that you may need to succeed. Enjoy your container garden! Compadre-Plant trait database Botanists at Trinity College Dublin have launched a database with information that documents significant ‘life events’ for nearly 600 plant species across the globe. They clubbed together with like-minded individuals working across five different continents to compile the huge database of plant life histories, for which data have been gathered over a near 50-year span. At a time in which climate change and increasing human populations are rapidly re-shaping plant distributions, the researchers hope their COMPADRE Plant Matrix database will foster collaborations between scientists and allow them to better answer questions such as how we can conserve the species that are critical for ecosystem services, and which may provide food for billions. The botanists have just published an article in the prestigious international, peer-reviewed publication Journal of Ecology that describes the database. We rely on plants for some of our most basic needs like food, shelter and clothing. e!
Territory Wildlife Park - home > Territory Wildlife Park Dingo Pastel Painting by AiP Artist Janelle Fisher 2011 Territory Wildlife Park is inviting artists and groups of artists to apply for the 2014 Artists-in-the-Park Program. Applications close on Friday 28th February 2014. For more information and to download and application form visit the Artist in the Park webpage Cold Hardy Banana Tree The Banana Tree Company is famous for tropical seeds, rhizomes, and plants – some available only from us, but we're also famous for the decidedly un-tropical cold-hardy Musa Basjoo banana plant. The Banana Tree was the first major importer of the Musa Basjoo, the Japanese Fiber Banana or Hardy Banana, in North America. The Musa genus represents a large variety of banana plants, over 50 in total, from the common banana and plantain to the now common Japanese Fiber Banana.
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.
Wild Food School - Urban Foraging Guide & eBooks Urban Foraging & Cornwall Forager Guides - FREE Foraging for food - even in a city - can be fun. But where do you start? Well the FREE WFS Urban Foraging Guide will help you get on the right tracks. Covering about 50 plants, trees and shrubs which have something to offer the urban forager, and with images of about 20 main edible species. 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.
Alice Springs Desert Park - Central Australia - Gateway to the West MacDonnell National Park Home > Alice Springs Desert Park "People wonder what it is that is so special here and it is because everything comes here. We connect to it, we're a part of it. Botany Every Day Resources are broken into four categories and all are periodically updated as time allows. Handouts This section includes some standard offerings from classes held by marc williams Plant Lists 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.
How to grow the herb shiso perilla Shiso perilla, better known as shiso in Japanese, tai to in Vietnamese and kkaennip or ggaenip in Korean, is one of those herbs that, if you know of it, you rave about and have myriads of recipes, including one for mojitos. I am experimenting with shiso soda as we speak. To everyone else it’s the herb that looks like nettles you’ll have tasted perhaps as tempura or wrapped around a fancy bit of sushi. But it is far more than a garnish and once you get a taste for it, you may find you want a ready supply, so it makes sense to grow your own. If you don’t fall in love with its taste, you will with its looks. Global Genome Biodiversity Network A Collaborative Effort to Cryo-preserve and Provide Access to Genomic Samples from Across the Tree of Life The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is a global network of well-managed collections of genomic tissue samples from across the Tree of Life, benefiting society through biodiversity research, development and conservation. This network will foster collaborations among repositories of molecular biodiversity in order to ensure quality standards, improve best practices, secure interoperability, and harmonize exchange of material in accordance with national and international legislation and conventions. Goals