Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.
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The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium has digitized millions of pages of taxonomic literature, representing nearly 100,000 titles and over 160,000 volumes.
The Australian Plant Pest Database (APPD) is a national, online database of pests and diseases of Australia's economically important plants, providing the rapid location of voucher specimens and efficient retrieval of detailed data. With access to over 14 existing plant pest collections (‘contributing databases') the APPD has access to over one million pest voucher specimens making it possible to quickly retrieve details of insects, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses that affect plants of economic and ecological significance.
A-Z list of significant plant pests and diseases...
Queensland Government advice from the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries on protecting farms from biosecurity threats and practical advice on what to do if you suspect you have an exotic pest. A summary of 10 plants pests and diseases of concern to Queeenslanders.
"PrometheusWiki": PROtocols, METHods, Explanations and Updated Standards Wiki, is a web-based, free-content resource project based mostly on volunteer contributions. PrometheusWiki is designed for researchers in the fields of ecological and environmental plant physiology to easily access and share protocols and to provide a forum for discussion and debate on different practices. Science moves most rapidly when the majority of researchers use similar methods and can easily repeat and build upon each other’s discoveries. There is a strong need for standardizing in ecological and environmental plant physiology.
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