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How predators protect plant biodiversity - Treehugger

Treehugger
Where herbivores fed, thorny plants tended to do well because anything that wasn't thorny got eaten away. But with the decline in predators, herbivores have been feeding over larger areas, depleting plant biodiversity and encouraging thorny plant growth.

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture - Phys.Org

Phys.Org
This special issue of the American Journal of Botany, "Speaking of Food: Connecting Basic and Applied Plant Science," emphasizes how a broad range of basic plant science is relevant to global food demands. Credit: Gayle M. Volk. Cover design: Adrianna ...

The politics of biodiversity loss - New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times Online
IF we are to mainstream biodiversity concerns into development planning, we must offer a compelling rationale and demonstrate biodiversity's relevance to wealth generation, job creation and general human wellbeing. Only a persuasive “why” resonating ...

Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps

Oakland - United States

Includes maps from all over the world.

Related
United Kingdom

Compilation of information on the geographic distribution of many species in this region.

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
United Kingdom

Enter a family, genus, or genus and species to see accepted names and world distribution of plants in 150 families. Maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Surrey, UK.

Vegetation Ecology at Bern
Switzerland

Forest and grassland ecology at the University of Bern.

Eastern Mojave Vegetation
United States

Vegetation of Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California, and autoecology of Swertia albomarginata, Coleogyne ramosissima, and Salvia dorrii .

International Association for Vegetation Science
United Kingdom

A worldwide group of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation. Includes details of membership, association journals, meetings, jogs and other resources.

Hong Kong Flora and Vegetation
Hong Kong

Discusses plant diversity and adaptations and how plants improve the air and water quality, prevent soil erosion and water runoff, and provide food and shelter for the local fauna. Includes information on plant study sites and trails chosen by the Quality Education Fund and a checlist of plant species.

United States

From the Digital Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Utah.

USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program
United States

Cooperative effort by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service to classify, describe, and map vegetation communities in more than 270 national park units across the United States.

Canada

Web-based software for creating, editing, annotating, and storing biological signaling pathways, doing consistency checks when integrating data from multiple sources, producing biomolecular network maps, and integrating pathways with protein-protein interaction data.

Right Whale Data and Maps
United States

Extensive information from the western North Atlantic, including sighting reports, Right Whale recovery plans, and whale watch guidelines, and reports on entangled whales.