Botany Links

1.  General
2.  Plant Functional Ecology
3.  Plant Morphology and Architecture
4.  Botanical Latin
5.  Botanical Organizations


Internet Directory for Botany

Plant Functional Ecology

General ecophysiology
     Tree Physiology :  How two-thirds of the biosphere works
     Plant Science Australia
     Experimental Plant Ecology (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
     Plant Ecophysiology (Pennsylvania State University)
General Stress Physiology (outstanding resource!)
    Center for Environmental Stress Physiology (Purdue University)
    Horticultural Stress physiology course (University of Washington)
    Stress tolerance in plants
Drought Stress
    Physiology of drought stressed plants
Flooding Stress
    Anaerobic stress
    Responses of woody plants to flooding and salinity (Review article)
Salinity Stress
    Salinity and plant tolerance
    Salinity stress tolerance engineering
Root Biology
Rhizosphere links
Penn State Root Biology
Root growth and development (article)
Rhizobotany concept map
Plant root engineering

Plant morphology and architecture

Morphology and taxonomy of flowering plants (Basic)
Plant anatomy for ethnobotanists (Dr. David Webb, University of Hawaii)
Plant anatomy course (Dr. David Webb, University of Hawaii)
Plant diversity course (Great info. and images of plant structural diversity, University of Hawaii)
Center for plant architecture informatics
Fractal ferns

Fibonacci numbers in plant form and in other living (and nonliving) things:
1.  JanusTeam:  Interesting website on Fibonacci patterns in plants.
2.  Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (outstanding website!)
3.  Fibonacci Numbers and Nature (another fascinating site)
4.  Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section
5.  Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section in Art, Architecture, and Music
During my senior year as an undergraduate, I wrote a computer program to demonstrate the effects of different divergence angles on primordia patterns on shoot apices.  I have created a page exhibiting two key patterns generated by that program.  

Plant Allometry (scaling relationships)
Scaling in biology (Dr. Brian Enquist's lab at the University of New Mexico)
More on scaling in biology (Dr. James Brown, University of New Mexico)
Biocomplexity, includes link to successful NSF proposal for allometry research (Dr. James Brown, University of New Mexico)
Allometric scaling of plant energetics and population density (letters to Nature, 1998)
Karl Niklas' home page at Cornell University (author of the book Plant Allometry, 1994)

Plant Biomechanics
The making of plant vascular systems - from single cell to supracell
Plant Biomechanics Group-Freiburg (Drs. Thomas Speck and Hans-Christoph Spatz)
Plant biomechanics research page of Dr. Adrian Goodman (De Montfort University, UK)
Karl Niklas' home page at Cornell University (author of Plant Biomechanics, 1992)

Botanical Latin
1.  Dictionary of Botanica Epithets
2.  "Words" by William Whitaker (online Latin dictionary with ca. 30,000 entries)
3.  Peter Bostock's Home Page
4.  Botanical Latin Translations

Botanical Organizations

Botanical Society of America
American Society of Plant Biologists
Association for Tropical Biology

Research Stations & Institutes

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Organization for Tropical Studies
Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (Panama; I took a course there during summer 2001)

Botanical Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Garden (Miami, Florida)
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Sarasota, Florida)
Montgomery Botanical Center (Miami, Florida)
Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (Coconut Grove, Florida)
Mounts Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach, Florida)
New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, New York)
Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
National Tropical Botanical Garden (Hawaii)
United States Botanic Garden (Washington, D.C.)
University of California Botanical Garden (Berkeley, California)
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (West Sussex, England)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Conservatory (University of Connecticut)

Searchable online herbaria and other botanical databases
1. International Plant Names Index
3. Andean Botanical Information System
3. New York Botanical Garden

4. Manual de la Flora de Costa Rica
5. Searchable Living Collections at Botanical Gardens
6. Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
7. Thomas Schoepke Plant Image Gallery
8. Checklist of World Ferns
9. Botanical checklists and floras

If you have any comments or questions, please contact the author, Chad Husby ( or )

© Chad E. Husby 2003

Last updated March 19, 2003


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