Biology News
Students survey flora and fauna at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park - Greensboro News & Record


Greensboro News & Record
Roshni Panwala (right) and Brianna Webb check out ants carrying leaves on a tree as civilian scientists, many from area schools, gathered information on flora and fauna at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park during BioBlitz, on Saturday, Sept.

Drought and fire-ravaged forests provide hands-on environmental learning - 89.3 KPCC


89.3 KPCC
Rain. It's something a five year-old in California has little first-hand experience with, given the state's drought over the same number of years. Creek beds. Bone dry, exposing an underbelly of boulders and fallen tree debris. A five year-old may ...

Ancient DNA Traces Evolutionary History of the Caribbean “Island Murderer” - The Science Explorer


The Science Explorer
... and from that mammal's skull, they extracted DNA. By analyzing that ancient genetic material, the researchers were able to shed new light on Nesophontes' evolutionary family tree. Their findings are published in the journal Molecular Biology and ...

World's Biggest Reforestation Program in China Not Helping Biodiversity, Harming Existing Wildlife - Nature World News


Nature World News
Despite the good intentions and study of the program, there is little awareness given about its effects to the biodiversity.The tree species that were brought to the area are monoculture instead of native trees that affect wildlife and biodiversity of ...

Plantations affect biodiversity, provide few benefits for Papuans: Activists - Jakarta Post


Jakarta Post
Plantations affect biodiversity, provide few benefits for Papuans: Activists Tree kangaroos are one of Papua's endemic animals. Activists have blamed oil palm plantations for the province's rapid loss of biodiversity.(Courtesy of Mighty Asia Tenggara ...

Pine Tree Taxonomy

Pinus strobus (White Pine)
United States

Describes leaves, cones, and bark. Provides facts about height, diameter, and longevity. Includes photo and illustrations.

Pinus resinosa (Red Pine)
United States

Photos and facts about this species' native range, branching characteristics, height, diameter, and longevity.

United States

Provides forest genetic services to the national forests and cooperators in Oregon and Washington. Includes an overview of services, center ...

Tree Identification Expert
United States

Offers software which identifies northern forest trees. Includes details of the trees covered and an FAQ.

Taxonomy
United States

taxonomy: Organisms are classified in a hierarchical tree structure. Our taxonomy database contains every node (taxon) of the tree. UniProtKB ...

United States

Compendium of research papers describing the characteristics and distribution of important broadleaf and coniferous forest trees of the United States ...

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

Dedicated to the oldest-known living tree, growing in the White Mountains in east central California. Information about the location, dendrochronology, ...

Araucaria angustifolia
United States

Physical features, habitat, and classification of this species, commonly known as the Paranza pine or Brazilian pine.

NCBI Taxonomy
United States

Searchable and browsable taxonomy tree of organisms for which there are publicly available gene sequences.

Wollemi Pine International Pty Ltd.
United States

Joint venture aiming to propagate and market the Wollemi pine in Australia and internationally. Facts, photos, and news about the ...

Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle Tree)
United Kingdom

Image of mature tree and closeup photo of leaves.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

An exploration of this tree of western North America, consisting of two species (Pinus longaeva and P. aristata), including characteristics, ...

NOVA: Methuselah Tree
United States

Explores the life cycle of the world's oldest living thing: the bristecone pine of California's White Mountains.

United States

Description and images of this species, commonly known as Parana pine or Candelabra tree.

Wollemi Pine, The
United States

Scientific, historical, and growers information. Includes photo gallery.

Wollemi Pine
Germany

Information for kids about the so-called Dinosaur tree.

Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine)
United States

Brief fact sheet plus images of mature tree, twig, fruit, leaf, and back.

Pinus flexilis (Limber pine)
Canada

Features photos of entire tree, leaves, and cone. Describes physical characteristics and habitat.

Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine)
United States

Describes physical characteristics and provides photos of mature tree, bark, fruit, and leaves.

Pteridium aquilinum
United States

Photograph and detailed description of bracken.

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