Navigation Links
Putting plants online: 4 leading botanical gardens to create first online catalog of all plants
Date:4/23/2012

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG); the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG); The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew); and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) have announced plans to develop the World Florathe first modern, online catalog of the world's plantsby the year 2020. This massive undertaking will include the compilation of information on up to 400,000 plant species worldwide. It will also achieve a primary target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, an ambitious effort first adopted by the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002, to halt the continuing loss of plant biodiversity around the globe. Representatives of the four botanical gardens recently met to organize a framework to guide their efforts and respond to this need for a baseline survey of the plants of the world that has been called for by the international community. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing plans to create the World Flora was recently signed into effect by the four institutions.

"The world's great botanical gardens are proud to lead this effort," said Gregory Long, Chief Executive Officer and The William C. Steere Sr. President of The New York Botanical Garden. "Thanks to advances in our botanical knowledge and in digital technology, an online World Flora is within our grasp. It is imperative that we create this resource, which will help us assess the value of all plant species to humankind and be effective stewards to ensure their survival." Professor Stephen Hopper, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew said, "Using the wealth of resources available at our institutions, we will help to provide the baseline data needed to develop plant-based solutions for a rapidly changing world. Botanical institutions worldwide have much expertise to contribute to this effort to capture the information necessary to better conserve and sustainably use the planet's plant diversity."

"Botanic gardens have led the way in spearheading internation
'/>"/>

Contact: Stevenson Swanson
sswanson@nybg.org
718-817-8512
The New York Botanical Garden
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Putting a green cap on garbage dumps
2. Putting limits on vitamin E
3. Americans want Uncle Sams help putting healthy foods on their dinner table
4. Thrill-seeking holidaymakers are putting dolphins at risk
5. Thrill-seeking holiday-makers are putting dolphins at risk
6. Putting bacterial antibiotic resistance into reverse
7. By putting a ring on it, microparticles can be captured
8. Putting on the pounds after weight loss? Hit the gym to maintain health gains
9. Putting a bulls-eye on the flu: Paper details influenzas structure for future drug targeting
10. Putting the dead to work
11. Putting the dead to work for conservation biology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/14/2015)... DUBLIN , May 14, 2015 Research and ... addition of the "Fingerprint Sensors Market in Smart ... This report believes that 2014 was a watershed ... to Apple,s introduction of ,Apple Pay,. Apple gave fingerprint ... its mobile payment service. Fingerprint sensors are a must-have ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... -- Through a well-rounded UAS delegation representing private industry, government, and ... at AUVSI,s Unmanned 2015 conference last week in ... UAS industry met with over 200 hundred people from ... UAS ecosystem. "Our message is clear and ... Rich Knoll . "If you want to fly UAS, ...
(Date:5/8/2015)... , May 8, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... today announced that members of the executive management team will ... 43rd Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Date: May ... in Boston, MA Cowen ... 2015 Time: 2:45pm ET Location: The New York Palace Hotel, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Smart Mobile Devices Fingerprint Sensors Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Authentec, Validity Sensors, Fingerprint Cards, Next Biometrics Group. IDEX, and Qualcomm 2Ohio Flies High at Unmanned '15, Sets Stage for Ohio UAS Conference 2Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... years, a class of small molecules known as microRNA have ... products in most animal and plant species. A new study ... tolerance, a hallmark of alcohol abuse and dependence. Researchers supported ... report the findings in the July 31 issue of the ...
... on the rise, tuberculosis is emerging as a bigger global ... research at Weill Cornell Medical College suggests that Mycobacterium ... that could be a prime target for drug development. ... that,s essential to the defense that M. tuberculosis ...
... identified a virus behind the mysterious infectious disease that has ... years. The team, led by UCSF professors Joseph ... diagnostic test for the virus linked to Proventricular Dilation Disease, ... spread of the virus. Results of the study will ...
Cached Biology News:MicroRNA implicated as molecular factor in alcohol tolerance 2Potential new drug target to fight tuberculosis identified 2Potential new drug target to fight tuberculosis identified 3UCSF researchers identify virus behind mysterious parrot disease 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 uBiome, the ... a partnership with PicnicHealth, a healthcare company that ... diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) will receive ... complementary uBiome research kit. Both companies were funded ... , For more information on this partnership ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Patent Offering, The patent’s ... diagnostic or therapeutic imaging within a body lumen (open ... endoscope having a low cost, single-use disposable illumination and ... was October 18, 2013 and the patent approval was ... the physician to customize the lighting and magnification of ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSX.V: RP) (OTCQB: ... on the development of autologous cell therapies, announced ... Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) on RepliCel,s autologous ... a Phase 1/2 clinical trial.  The presentation, taking ... PM to 7:00 PM local time, will review ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... 20, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Top Technologies in HW_Technical Insights" report to their ... evaluated technology trends in the Health and Wellness sector ... to have an impact in the year 2015. The ... top 10 health and wellness technologies that are anticipated ...
Breaking Biology Technology:uBiome Partners with PicnicHealth 2uBiome Partners with PicnicHealth 3IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 2RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 3Top Technologies in the Health and Wellness Industry 2015 2
... 80 miles to the west and be extremely jealous ... Wisconsin-Madison. He's not. , ,UW-Madison is an institution he ... the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has untapped potential as a ... transformation in Milwaukee, which continues to lose population and ...
... Glendale, Wis. - With the goal of improving ... million in five years, the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare ... records implementation. , ,Wheaton, a Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare ministry, ... San Francisco-based McKesson Corp ., a Fortune 500 ...
... Wis. Moving past the balkanization of information ... said presenters at the Digital Healthcare Conference 2006 ... around a bit by informed customers. , ,Providers are ... peering out at a patchwork of vendors and systems ...
Cached Biology Technology:UWM research dean promotes building boom 2UWM research dean promotes building boom 3Being proactive with vendors helps healthcare improve IT 2
... High Five cells (BTI-TN-5B1-4) derived ... have been shown to be capable ... secreted recombinant proteins compared to other ... the following features:- -Rapid doubling time as ...
... Flipper® Racks are ideal for storage and ... These polypropylene racks withstand extreme temperatures, making ... They may also be autoclaved for use ... one side accommodates 0.5ml microcentrifuge tubes, the ...
... comprehensive, cost-effective solution to your TechMate ... quality into both our products and ... chemistries and antibodies that have been ... also includes our competitively priced accessories ...
... consists of universal lysis buffer, PCR mix, ... 100 25 l volume PCR reactions. This ... negative or positive rod and coccus bacteria, ... Cereus, Staphylococcus Aureus, Streptococcus Agalactiae, and etc. ...
Biology Products: