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:4/20/2014)... Neb., April 20, 2014 -- Using corn crop residue ... and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according ... Nature Climate Change . , The findings by a ... whether corn residue can be used to meet federal ... gas emissions. , Corn stover -- the stalks, leaves ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic ... atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long ... quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered ... all but impossible to peer into the structure of ... may soon be a thing of the past. ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... For the past 20 years, researchers have published ... research findings have suggested that soil organic carbon can ... tillage systems to no-till systems. However, there is a ... in corn and soybean rotations without cover crops, small ... carbon stocks at the published rates. , "Some studies ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue 2Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue 3MRI, on a molecular scale 2MRI, on a molecular scale 3Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 2Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 3Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 4
... College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) will hold its 16th ... Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Tampa Convention Center. ... healthcare is evolving at a dizzying pace and the ... opportunity for the medical and scientific media to learn ...
... then eating less may help you live longer. For ... of a new study predict the anti-aging strategy known ... dangerous exercise. "Today there are a lot of very ... this," said Raj Sohal, professor at the University of Southern ...
... A new strategy developed in the Neonatal and Infant ... premature infants and other newborns with severe swallowing difficulties ... study appearing in the February issue of the ... Nationwide Children,s were able to help 15 out of ...
Cached Biology News:Far-reaching genetics topics to be addressed: 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 25-29 2Eating less may not extend life 2Crib-side studies help struggling newborns go home without feeding tubes 2Crib-side studies help struggling newborns go home without feeding tubes 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 Look inside the ... items for the lab, from fluid handling to instruments ... to ship when you order. , Preferred Solutions ... , from the L/S® model for precise flow control ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... California , January 15, 2014 Oxford ... today announced the appointment of Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD ... years, development experience gained in the biotechnology industry, most recently ... am delighted to welcome Tom at this transformative time for ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... This webinar will focus on EMA and ... in biosimilars. , Regulatory frameworks are evolving many countries ... the complex nature of biopharmaceuticals makes the demonstration of ... challenging. Based on the specific aspects of biosimilar drug ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... More than 5 million Americans are currently ... seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according ... shocked many Americans into looking for ways to improve ... age-related cognitive disorders. Jonathan Weisman, president of Biohack Pure, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cole-Parmer Begins 2014 with the Release of Preferred Solutions 2Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 2Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 3Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2
... Space ... the eighth scientific payload for Astrogenetix, a commercial biotech company created to use microgravity ... ... off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center this morning, carrying on board the eighth scientific ...
... , Full enrollment occurs five months ahead of schedule , ... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix" or the "Company") (TSX:RVX) announced ... clinical study of its lead drug RVX-208. "The completion of ... months ahead of our original schedule, is a very exciting ...
... , , , , ... Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (Nasdaq:, ... China -based biotechnology company,focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and ... Panacor Bioscience Ltd. to develop and commercialize its,Nephoxil(R) pharmaceutical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Astrogenetix Continues MRSA Vaccine Development Onboard Endeavor 2Astrogenetix Continues MRSA Vaccine Development Onboard Endeavor 3Resverlogix Completes Patient Recruitment for ASSERT Trial 2Resverlogix Completes Patient Recruitment for ASSERT Trial 3Resverlogix Completes Patient Recruitment for ASSERT Trial 43SBio and Panacor Bioscience Enter Collaboration and License Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Nephoxil(R) for Hyperphosphatemia 23SBio and Panacor Bioscience Enter Collaboration and License Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Nephoxil(R) for Hyperphosphatemia 33SBio and Panacor Bioscience Enter Collaboration and License Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Nephoxil(R) for Hyperphosphatemia 4
Anti-Bcl-G (CT) Host: rabbit polyclonal Species Reactivity: human, mouse, rat Applications: WB, IHC Storage: 4C...
Mouse anti-IkBa/MAD-3 Class: Antibody Product Group: Signalling molecules and phospho-specific Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to Oct2, prediluted ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 5452 SwissProtID: P09086...
Anti-Mouse Reticular Fibroblast, Purified (Clone ER-TR7) (rat IgG2a)...
Biology Products: