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yelena bryksenkova: herbarium

yelena bryksenkova: herbarium | Herbaria | Scoop.it

herbarium. Posted by yelena bryksenkova at 5:41 PM. 

 

This Baltimore artist is inspired by herbarium aesthetics.  Lovely watercolors.

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California Botany Blog: Rare Plant Density by County in California

California Botany Blog: Rare Plant Density by County in California | Herbaria | Scoop.it
A total of 2260 native plants are listed as rare in California. On a density basis, the mean density is 0.33 plants/km2 (based on October 2011 CNPS Inventory records) for the 406388 km2. The inequality on a density basis is ...
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Botanists shred paperwork in taxonomy reforms : Nature News

Botanists shred paperwork in taxonomy reforms : Nature News | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop...

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How to Trademark a Fruit

How to Trademark a Fruit | Herbaria | Scoop.it

To protect the fruits of their labor and thwart "plant thieves," early American growers enlisted artists. Beautiful illustrations from the 19th century.


Via Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research, Luigi Guarino
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Biodiversity Heritage Library: Book of the Week: Bridging the Gap Between Science & Art

Biodiversity Heritage Library: Book of the Week: Bridging the Gap Between Science & Art | Herbaria | Scoop.it

"By this point, if you've been following our "Books of the Week" regularly, you know that 18th, 19th, and 20th century taxonomic works weren't just about the nomenclature they presented, but also the stunning illustrations accompanying these species descriptions. Those books with the most colorful, the most visually dynamic, images are those that we tend to gravitate towards for our posts. So, when we came across a book that has been described as "bridging the gap between science and art," we simply had to feature it. That book, perhaps one of the most visually-compelling that we've yet featured, is Kunstformen der Natur (1904), by Ernst Haeckel."


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Aggregating taxon data online

At first I just wanted to Nibble it. “Alien plants in urban nature reserves: from red-list species to future invaders?” looks at the effect of invasive plant species on the flora of 48 protected areas in the city of Prague.

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Kew unveils native flower seed bank

Kew unveils native flower seed bank | Herbaria | Scoop.it

Kew Gardens is launching a seed bank for native plant species that will help to protect and restore disappearing wildflower meadows in the UK.

The UK Native Seed Hub, an initiative from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, will provide high-quality seeds and scientific advice to groups growing wildflower meadows across the UK. The hub will then go on to support the restoration of 40 other native habitats such as chalk grasslands and lowland heathland.

The first meadows will be restored by a collaboration between Kew and the High Weald Landscape Trust's Weald meadows initiative in West Sussex. Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica). Robin Probert, head of technology and training at Kew, said: "This is habitat that has suffered the most over the past decades … only about 2% of the old species-rich meadows are left since the second world war."


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Yosemite National Park Herbarium Goes Online

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CNHP Blog: Two new species in Denver Botanic Gardens herbaria

CNHP Blog: Two new species in Denver Botanic Gardens herbaria | Herbaria | Scoop.it
We wanted to share the exciting (to botany nerds like us) news that specimens for two species new to science are now at the Denver Botanic Gardens herbaria. Herbaria are a valuable resource to botanists and mycologists ...
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The importance of herbaria. | meiosis.org.uk

The importance of herbaria. | meiosis.org.uk | Herbaria | Scoop.it
However, work on 'historical' herbarium sheets of horse chestnuts from various institutions across Europe have established that the larvae of the moth were present in foliage dating back to 1879. These early specimens were collected in ...
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Mold in the Herbarium « IUL Preservation Lab Blog

Mold in the Herbarium « IUL Preservation Lab Blog | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Garry Harrison, Anitta Salkola-White and Miriam Nelson were tasked with treating a number of items located in the Herbarium Library for mold. The project took several days but as can be seen from these examples it is ...
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Pollen research not to be sniffed at - State News - Agribusiness and General - General - Stock & Land

Pollen research not to be sniffed at - State News - Agribusiness and General - General - Stock & Land | Herbaria | Scoop.it

POLLEN may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Many herbariums include pollen specimens.

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Medicinal Plants of the Civil War | Civil War Scholars

Medicinal Plants of the Civil War | Civil War Scholars | Herbaria | Scoop.it

I expect that the Norton Brown Herbarium at the University of Maryland, College Park, would have some of these plants.

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Yosemite National Park - Yosemite National Park Herbarium Goes Online (U.S. National Park Service)

Yosemite National Park Herbarium Goes Online (Yosemite National Park Herbarium Goes Online http://t.co/gZCLYzC1...)...
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Photoguide to West African plants online

Photoguide to West African plants online | Herbaria | Scoop.it
This interactive photographic guide shall help you to identify higher plants from West African ecosystems. It contains images of ferns and seed plants taken in the field.

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'Clonal Germplasm' = delicious blueberries - KVAL

'Clonal Germplasm' = delicious blueberries - KVAL | Herbaria | Scoop.it
'Clonal Germplasm' = delicious blueberriesKVALIn addition to blueberries, the Corvallis gene bank maintains collections of peonies, strawberries, hazelnuts, blackberries, cranberries and pears.

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Collecting quantitative metadata by counting all specimens in a her...

What information do you get when you count all specimens in a herbarium? Talk at the TDWG 2011 Annual Meeting. (RT @peterdesmet: Bright colours, big fonts!
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Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this brief talk from TED U 2009, Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity -- one seed at a time.

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Every seed at the ICRISAT genebank, is like a piece of gold

Every seed at the ICRISAT genebank, is like a piece of gold | Herbaria | Scoop.it
RT @CGIARConsortium: About the crucial importance of seedbanks: "Every seed at the @ICRISAT genebank, is like a piece of gold" http://t.co/JwSExyNz...

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In the winter of plant taxonomy » Scienceline

In the winter of plant taxonomy » Scienceline | Herbaria | Scoop.it
In the winter of plant taxonomy. Gerry Moore, director of science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has been watching the plants of the New York metropolitan move and change over the past 30 years. In the winter of plant ...
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Kew Herbarium Blog - Daisies Find A New Home

Kew Herbarium Blog - Daisies Find A New Home | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Find out how Kew's massive collection of specimens of the Compositae (daisy) family has been reordered and rehoused in the new wing of the Herbarium.
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OpenScientist: Cataloging the Herbaria of Europe

OpenScientist: Cataloging the Herbaria of Europe | Herbaria | Scoop.it
So we need to help transfer these collections to the digital age where scientists can take further advantage of this historical treasure trove. And that's where the Herbaria United team and the Herbaria@Home project come in.
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Room For Curiosity: HERBARIUM

Room For Curiosity: HERBARIUM | Herbaria | Scoop.it
HERBARIUM. "The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all.
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herbarium@home project

herbarium@home project | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Herbaria@home museum documentation project. Help us catalogue the UK's plant specimens.

 

Citizen science at work, again.

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In praise of plant hunter Augustine Henry - Telegraph

In praise of plant hunter Augustine Henry - Telegraph | Herbaria | Scoop.it

A new book about Augustine Henry, a little known Irish botanist with a love of
Chinese flora, inspires Val Bourne.

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