Biology News
Scarth-Johnson beguiled by beauty of botany - The Australian

The Australian
The vivid account of Scarth-Johnson's life on the website of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria describes the twin track she followed: “During her farming career Vera continued an interest in botany and was continuously painting and ...

How Climate Change Is Upending the Arctic Food Web - Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard
"This study provides crucial insight into how ecosystems function in ice-covered seas," said Jorgen Berge of UiT the Arctic University of Norway, who specializes in low-light marine biology during the polar night (but was not involved in the research ...

Biodiversity doesn't have to be in a jungle - Northwest Georgia News

Northwest Georgia News
When people think of biodiversity, they typically conjure up pictures of a jungle environment. Berry College Professor Brian Campbell told participants at the Fifth Annual Seed Swap event at Chieftain Museum Saturday that their own backyard could ...

Consortium Of Pacific Northwest Herbaria

Seattle, Washington - United States

The ultimate goal of the Consortium is to provide the scientific community, land management agencies, conservation organizations, and the interested public with a single online access point to the wealth of existing and emerging information about the Pacific Northwest flora. The subjects of herbaria collections (vascular plants, nonvascular plants, fungi, lichens, and algae) by their very nature often have regional distributions that cross state or international boundaries, so a regionally-focused portal provides users with an efficient way to browse and acquire relevant data that currently reside at multiple locations. A regional dataset will aid academic researchers, land managers, conservation biologists, ecologists, educational institutions, and other public and private organizations and businesses.

Consortium goals:

Provide a single access point for regional herbarium specimen records.
Provide a single access point for existing and emerging digital resources associated with participating collections.
Provide contact information and statistics for regional herbaria.
Facilitate databasing of regionally significant collections at smaller institutions.
In the long-term, facilitate the development of updated regional floras, including an update to Flora of the Pacific Northwest written by C. L. Hitchcock and A. Cronquist in 1973.

Conifers in the Pacific Northwest
United States

Welcome to the tree identification Home Page at Oregon State University! The purpose of this site is to help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to skip through the pages to learn more about specific genera, or to try your hand at identifying a tree specimen with a user-friendly dichotomous key. If you don't have a specimen handy, go to the mystery tree pages to try to identify the trees pictured.

Caterpillars of the Pacific Northwest
United States

A field guide to caterpillars commonly found in forests and woodlands of the Pacific Northwest, USA, including sections on natural history, nomenclature, identification keys, and a guide to collection and preservation of specimens.

Sarcosomataceae in the Pacific Northwest

The members of the family Sarcosomataceae are characterized by dark colored (brown to black), tough-textured, shallow to deep cup-shaped apothecia (fruiting bodies) with or without stipes (stems), growing in the spring / early summer on rotting wood, humus or soil. The sterile tissue of the exterior underside is typically dark colored. The Sarcosomataceae found in the Pacific Northwest comprise nine species in five genera: Desmazierella, Neour

Pezizales in the Pacific Northwest

The operculate cup-fungi (Pezizales) include most, but not all, of the large fleshy cup-fungi found in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain region. The group also includes many small to minute (0.3-12 mm diam.) species that are usually overlooked because of their size, color, and/or habitat (e.g., dung of various types). All cup-fungi are Ascomycetes and produce their spores within a sac-like cell (the ascus, pl. asci) which together with the

Trees of the Pacific Northwest
United States

Tree identification home page at Oregon State University.

Pacific Northwest Plants
United States

Provides a database for plant identification, culture and usage for the Northwest, including native and introduced species and their major varieties and cultivars.

Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society
United States

PNHS promotes habitat preservation, public awareness, and responsible herpetoculture (the keeping and breeding of reptiles and amphibians).

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

Proudly Operated by Battelle Since 1965. The Ecology Technical Group is part of the Earth Systems Science Division within the Energy and Environment Directorate of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Battelle Memorial Institute. Our research and technology development activities cover a broad range of land and water resources issues: ¢ Biological resource management ¢ Ecological ris

Crane Fly Pests of the Pacific Northwest
United States

Information on the occurrence, biology, damage, and management for these introduced pests of turf and many other plants.

Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening
United States

Guide to naturescaping: from gardening with native plants to attracting native wildlife to one's yard.