UniServe Science Senior Science Table of Contents

8.3 Plants

Plant structure and function Plant needs Factors affecting germination of seeds
Factors affecting the growth rate of plants Types of plants Watering plants
Asexual reproduction in plants Tissue culture and cloning Genetic diversity and conservation

General

Science and Plants for Schools - from University of Cambridge
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/

Fast plants teaching resources - from CSIRO
http://www.csiro.au/csiro/content/standard/ps1gj.html

Laboratory Review Lessons (Botany 130) - from University of Wisconsin, pdf files covering plant cells, photosynthesis, plant structure and genetics
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/courses/botany_130/Laboratory.html

Education Programs - from Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence
http://www.plantenergy.uwa.edu.au/education/index.html

Plant functions

Flora of Australia: GLOSSARY - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/glossary/webpubl/splitgls.htm

Soil, Earth's Living Skin - from CSIRO Land and Water, Student pages
http://www.clw.csiro.au/education/soils/

Factors Affecting the trace mineral composition of feedstuffs - from Salt Institute, best viewed with Print Preview
http://www.saltinstitute.org/STM-6.html

WHAT IS PLANT NUTRITION? - from The Orchid House
http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/orchids/nutri.html

Grouping Plants by Form and Function - from Brooklyn Botanic Garden
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/botany/parts_grouping.html

Flower, Leaf and Plant Forms: Illustrations 1 - from Florida Gardener web site
http://www.floridagardener.com/pom/plantforms.htm

Flower, Leaf and Plant Forms: Illustrations 2 - from Florida Gardener web site
http://www.floridagardener.com/pom/plantforms2.htm


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Plant needs

Shedding Light on Photosynthesis - from Chemical and Engineering News
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/83/i14/8314notw1.html

Environmental Biology - Ecosystems - click on BioGeoChemical Cycles, (Water, Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorous cycles from Marietta College USA
http://www.marietta.edu/%7Ebiol/102/ecosystem.html

Interpreting Soil & Plant Tissue Tests - includes Soil Micronutrients, Soil Moisture and Fertility Logging and Special Soil Problems from Northwest Agricultural Consultants. This publication is a non-technical attempt at discussion of those controllable factors which are most commonly considered when evaluating a soil or plant tissue test report
http://www.nwag.com/interpre.shtml

Soil Fertility Presentations

Effect of biomass removal on Soil fertility
http://www.nordgen.org/nsfp/doc/temadagar/Antti_Wall.ppt

Basic Concepts in Soil Fertility - from University of Hawaii
Basic Conceps in Soil Fertility

The Fertilizer Institute - commercial site
http://www.tfi.org/factsandstats/fertilizer.cfm

Fertilizers and Their Efficient Use - introduction to a 600 page manual, produced in Europe by The International Fertilizer Industry Association
http://www.fertilizer.org/ifa/publicat/pdf/introd.pdf

Identifying minerals in fertilizers

Simple Spectroscope - a description of a basic hand-held spectroscope made from a diffraction grating and a paper tube, from NASA
http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/edu_act/simple_spec.html

Line Spectra of Elements - an sample emission experiment using diffraction gratings from the Astronomy Department of Washington University
http://www.astro.washington.edu/covey/teaching/spectralab.html

Flame Tests - excellent images of spectra of elements, from Mineral Database
http://www.webmineral.com/help/FlameTest.shtml

What you need to make a spectroscope - a Freshman Scholars Seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
http://www.uwm.edu/~awschwab/specweb.htm

CD Spectroscope - Little Shop of Physics!, Colorado University
http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/onlineexperiments/CD_Spectroscope.html

Two Views of Helmont's Willow Experiment

A Case Study of Academic Misconduct, Peer Review Failures and Journal Coverups of Published Errors* - two Views on Helmont's Willow Experiment, by David R. Hershey, Ph.D.
http://helmont1.tripod.com/

Willows and Photosynthesis: Analyzing van Helmont's Classic Experiment - from St John's University
http://employees.csbsju.edu/ssaupe/biol115/van_helmont.htm

Van Helmont's Experiment - image, from Lewis and Clark College
http://www.lclark.edu/~bkbaxter/200lecture/lecture_images/2_23_biomass.jpg

Mineral deficiencies in plants

Sulphur deficiency in subterranean clover - a Farmnote from Agriculture Western Australia, with illustrations
Search for Farmnote 64/1985
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/pls/portal30/docs/FOLDER/IKMP/PAST/PL/CLO/FN1985_064.HTM

How much fertility are you removing when you export hay and stubble from your farm? - a Farmnote from Agriculture Western Australia
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/pls/portal30/docs/FOLDER/IKMP/LWE/LAND/FERT/F09701.PDF

The importance of soil pH - a Farmnote from Agriculture Western Australia
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/pw/gard/ph.pdf

Minerals for Plants, Animals and Man - from Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, also available in pdf
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex789

Plant Nutrients - a summary table from a Plant Nursery site in UK
http://www.passionflow.co.uk/mineral.htm

Hydroponic Nutrients - from TPS, an Australian equipment supplier
http://www.tps.com.au/hydroponics/nutrient.htm

Chapter 5: Mineral Nutrition - from Plant Physiology Online
http://4e.plantphys.net/chapter.php?ch=5

Color Pictures of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants - from University of Bristol Agricultural and Horticulture Research Station
http://www.luminet.net/~wenonah/min-def/list.htm


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Factors affecting germination of seeds

Smoke reveals mystery of how seeds sprout - an article from News in Science, ABC Online
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/enviro/EnviroRepublish_1147171.htm

Shuttle/Mir Seed Germination Activity - Measure and record in a data sheet the germination and growth rates of wheat seeds, from NASA
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/smore/teachers/act1.html

Raphanus sativus, Germination, and Inquiry: A Learning Cycle Approach for Novice Experimenters - from Electronic Journal of Science Education
http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/crowther/ejse/rillero.html

Salinization Lab: Student template - determine how the concentration of salt in water affects the germination rate of seeds, from The College Board
http://www.enviroliteracy.org/pdf/materials/706.pdf

Salinization Lab: Teacher template - determine how the concentration of salt in water affects the germination rate of seeds, from The College Board
http://www.enviroliteracy.org/pdf/materials/705.pdf

Notes on Factors Affecting Germination & Seedling Emergence - from a not-for-profit site in the UK
http://www.qpais.co.uk/binoseed/bionotes.htm

From Seed to Community Pot - from The Orchid House - describes how orchids are grown commercially from seed
http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/orchids/compot.html

Techniques to inhibit germination

Seeds and Germination Q and A page from SAPS - from Science and Plants for Schools, UK
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/qanda_seeds.htm

Improving on basic native seed storage - an article by Warren Mortlock, from The Florabank web site
Guideline 3

ANBG Seed Bank - from Austalian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/anbg/seed-bank/

Cold storage

Seed Collecting (19/01/01) - from Gardening Australia, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s241173.htm

Vacuum packing

Hand Operated Vacuum Packing System for Seed Storage - from Appropriate Technology for Small and Subsistence Farms
http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/LTRAS/itech/#pack

What is Vacuum Packing? - a commercial site, Professional Marketing Group
http://www.profmarket.com/what.htm

Desiccation and dehydration

GLOBAL VOICES OF SCIENCE: Protector of the Seeds: Seminal Reflections from Southern Africa - an article in Science magazine about scientist who researched seed storage in Africa
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/307/5706/47

Techniques to promote germination

How to propagate Australian native plants - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/PROPGATE/plant01.htm

A propagator for small plants or seedlings - from SAPS Supermarket Science
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/worksheets/worksheets/supsci7.htm

Propagation from Seed - from the Society for Growing Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/seed.html

Getting Started 3: Growing from Seed - from the Society for Growing Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/APOL12/dec98-9.html

Propagation from Seed - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/PROPGATE/germinat.htm

Successful Seed Germination - from Horticulture and Home Pest News, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1996/2-9-1996/seed.html

Seed germination - from J.L. Hudson, a seedsman in California
http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/Germination.htm

Seed Germination Database - data is provided by Thompson & Morgan Successful Seed Raising Guide, from The Backyard Gardener
http://www.backyardgardener.com/tm.html

Start Seed and Transplants in Sterilized Soil - from Colorado State University
http://coopext.colostate.edu/4DMG/Soil/sterile.htm

Inoculation

Growing Legumes with 'Fertilizer Factory' Nodules - an experiment to investigate the effect of rhizobia inoculum on seed germination, from The Bean Files
http://www.clima.uwa.edu.au/schools/beanfiles/episodes/episode5/growlegumes

INTRODUCTION TO MYCORRHIZAS - from Mark Brundrett
http://mycorrhizas.info/index.html

Inoculating and pelleting pasture legume seed - Fact Sheet, from NSW Department of Primary Industries
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/field/pastures/establishment/inoculating-legume-seed

Table of legumes - from NSW Department of Primary Industries
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/field/pastures-_and_-rangelands/establishment/inoculating-legume-seed/table-2

Inoculation and Lime Pelleting pasture legumes - from Department of Agriculture, WA
Farm Note

Heat beds

Plant Propagation Equipment - from Nutriflo Hydroponics Systems Suppliers of Quality Hydroponics
http://users.bigpond.net.au/nutriflo/prop.htm

Heat Mats Flyer - from Phytronics Inc - providers of horticultural equipment
http://www.phytotronics.com/Redi-HeatMats.pdf

Lime pelleting

Inoculating and pelleting pasture legume seed - from Agfact - a website of NSW Department of Agriculture
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/field/pastures/establishment/inoculating-legume-seed

Seradella - Information page from department of Agriculture NSW
Seradella

Fertilisers for sowing pastures - from Dairylink - NSW Department of Primary Industries
Establishing Pastures

Misting

Greenhouse sprinkler and misting systems - from a Greenhouse equipment supplier
http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/mist.shtml

Propagation - tricks of the trade - from Societies for the Growing of Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/tricks.html

Palm Tree Seed Germination, Growing Palm Trees from Seed A Nurseryman's Viewpoint - from a Nurseryman
http://www.junglemusic.net/palmadvice/palms-seed-germination.htm

Pretreatments

Plant Propagation from Seed - from the Society for the Growing of Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/seed.html

Seed processing and Storage - pdf from Saving our seed, see page 20 + for Germination Enhancement Techniques
http://www.savingourseed.org/pdf/SeedProcessingandStorageVer_1pt3.pdf

7. TREATMENTS TO PROMOTE SEED GERMINATION - from Food and Agrictural Organization of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/Q2190E/Q2190E07.htm

SEXUAL PROPAGATION OF PLANTS - from Ohio State University Extension
http://hcs.osu.edu/mg/manual/prop.htm

Seed Pre-treatment - from Nindethana Seeds, includes information about smoke treatment
http://members.iinet.net.au/~nindseed/pretreatment.htm

Abrasion

Growing from Seed - from the Society for Growing Australian Plants - scroll down to 'Sowing the Seed'
http://asgap.org.au/APOL12/dec98-9.html

Raising Dune Plants in the Nursery - pdf file from Queensland Government Environment Protection Agency, abrasion mentioned on page 2., find many other Dune related links on this page
http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/publications?id=311

Scarification

Methods of Breaking Dormancy - from University of Arizona, scroll down to see information
http://ag.arizona.edu/gardening/plantprop.html

Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs - from North Carolina University
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8704.html

Heat

Germination of Epacris Seeds using Plant-derived Smoke, Darkness and Heat - from the Society for Growing Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/APOL12/dec98-9.html

The Soil Seedbank of Cumberland Plain Woodland - from the University of Western Sydney, a poster presentation
http://www.uow.edu.au/science/biol/esa/posters/morris_w.pdf

Leaching

Propagation from Seed - from the Society for growing Australian Plants - scroll down to 'Leaching'
http://asgap.org.au/seed.html

Germination of Seed of Rutaceae - Boronia, from ASGAP
http://asgap.org.au/boronia1.html

Smoke

Regen 2000 Smoke Water Products - a commercial site for this chemical which is used to improve the germination rate of Australian native species
http://www.tecnica.com.au/Regen-Overview.html

Propagation from Seed - from ASGAP, Scroll down or search (Ctrl + F) for 'Smoke'
http://asgap.org.au/seed.html

Smoke-induced seed germination in California chaparral - an article from Ecological Society of America
http://www.findarticles.com/m2120/n7_v79/21231379/p1/article.jhtml

Chemical pre-treatment of seed to increase synchronicity, rate and speed of germination - research results from the Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/hort.research/grass-project/nht6.html

The latest research - use of smoke in stimulating germination of seed - Australian National Botanic Garden
http://www.anbg.gov.au/PROPGATE/latest.htm

Smoke Germination - from EarthBeat, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/earth/stories/s1701.htm


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Factors affecting the growth rate of plants

Horticulture Links - from Georgia Agriculture Education
http://aged.ces.uga.edu/Horticulture%20Resources/index.htm

Budding Scholars - Horticulture Science Fair Projects, from Texas A&M University
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/scienceprojects/

Early growth responses of blue gums on the basaltic plains to ripping, mounding and fertiliser application - from the CSIRO Plant Industry Division
http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/72/paper/EA99113.htm

Plant Growth and Compost experiment design - from Cornell University
http://www.css.cornell.edu/compost/plantgrowth.html

The effects of different levels of minerals on plant growth - teacher and student guides from Science and Plants for Schools, uses radish seeds
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/worksheets/scotland/radish.htm

Photosynthesis Simulation an interactive simulation that explores the effect of light intensity and wavelength on phosotsynthesis from First Year Biology at The University of Sydney. Requires Shockwave plug-in and QuickTime
http://fybio.bio.usyd.edu.au/VLE/L1/ResourceCentre/CAL/PSexpt/PSexpt.shtml


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Types of plants

Gibberagong Field Studies at Bobbin Head - take a virtual field trip to study dry sclerophyll forest, mangroves and rainforests
http://www.gibberagon-e.schools.nsw.edu.au/page20.html

Epiphytes

Epiphytes - from the Australian National Botanic Gardens Glasshouse
http://www.anbg.gov.au/anbg/glasshouse/

Rainforest and vine thickets - from the National Land and Water Resources Audit
Fact Sheet

Epiphytes - adaptations to an aerial habitat - from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/ksheets/epiphytes.html

Australia's Native Orchids - from Australian Society for Growing Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/APOL19/sep00-1.html

Mangroves

Towra Point Mangrove Excursion - virtual field trip, from The University of Sydney
http://bugs.bio.usyd.edu.au/Mangroves/title.html

A virtual field trip of a mangrove swamp - from Jane West, updated to 2003 Syllabus
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~janewest000/Mangrove/

Xerophytes

Xerophytes - from Education Faculty, Sydney University
http://alex.edfac.usyd.edu.au/Methods/HSIE/Ayca/untitled/xerophyt.htm

Xerophytes Glasshouse (Cactus and Succulents) - images from St Andrews Botanic Garden, Scotland. Click on The Garden, then Glasshouses, then Succulents
http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org/

Queensland Bottle Tree - Brachychiton rupestris, page from commercial Site
http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/plant/Brachychiton-Rupestris-Queensland-Bottle-Tree.htm

Queensland Bottle Tree - Brachychiton rupestris, bark is photosynthetic
http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/generalbotany/barkfeatures/b0351tx.html

Bottle Tree Plantations - Commercial growers
http://www.bottletrees.info/

Flowering Plant Diversity - includes images of xerophytes, from University of West Indies
http://scitec.uwichill.edu.bb/bcs/bl14apl/flow2.htm

Plants of the Mallee Scrublands - from Australian National Botanic Gardens - 23 page pdf document - see page 11 - Adaptations of Mallee Plants
http://www.anbg.gov.au/education/pdfs/mallee-2002.pdf


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Watering plants

Making Every Drop Count - from NOVA
http://www.science.org.au/nova/095/095key.htm

Feeding the Future - from NOVA
http://www.science.org.au/nova/071/071key.htm

Farming for the Future - from NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/missions/science/biofarming.html

Watering Home Gardens and Landscape Plants - Presented by Washington State University Cooperative Extension
http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/lanb002/lanb002.htm

Irrigation Scheduling - from Agriculture, WA
Irrigation scheduling - how and why

HISTORY of Hydroponics - prepared by a horticultural student and Washington State University
http://classes.hortla.wsu.edu/hort425/1999/paper2/hshydroponics/allhist.html

Growing hydroponic vegetables - from Malcom Campbell
Page Link

Hydroponics How-tos - from Australian Hydroponics Website
http://www.australianhydroponics.com.au/category/how-tos/

Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses - back issues of this journal which publishes one article per issue on line including topics such as http://www.hydroponics.com.au/back_issues/issue39.html
http://hydroponics.com.au/php/viewforum.php?f=4


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Asexual reproduction in plants

Asexual Reproduction - from The Biology Pages, John Kimball
http://www.ultranet.com/~jkimball/BiologyPages/A/AsexualReproduction.html

Plant Propagation: An Overview of Asexual Reproduction - includes grafting, layering and tissue culture, from Texas A&M University
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/propagation/propagation.html

STOLON - from the Botanic Gardens, University of California, Los Angeles
http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/generalbotany/typesofshoots/stolon/

Asexual Reproduction in Australian Native Plants

Propagation from Cuttings - from Australian Society for Growing Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/cuttings.html

Eucalypts - an Australian Museum Fact Sheet
http://www.amonline.net.au/factsheets/eucalypts.htm

Lignotuber formation in Banksias - from Australian Flora Foundation
http://www.aff.org.au/AFF2_Sedgley_Banksia_lignotuber_form.htm

The lignotuber of Eucalyptus moorei Maiden & Cambage - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/projects/eucalypts/images/eucalyptus-moorei-lignotuber.html

The lignotuber of Eucalyptus nortonii (Blakely) L.A.S. Johnson - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/projects/eucalypts/images/eucalyptus-nortonii-lignotuber.html

Lignotuber on Eucalyptus rossii - from Australian Society for Growing Plants
http://asgap.org.au/APOL18/jun00-8c.html

MYRTACEAE Eucalyptus pulchella - lignotuber and epicormic shoots, University of Tasmania
http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/plant_science/field_botany/species/dicots/myrtasp/eucapulc.html

Epicormic Shoots - from Society for the Growing of Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/APOL20/dec00-8e.html

Plant Response to Bush Fire (3/12/99) - from ABC TV Gardening Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s73587.htm

Fire Resistant Native Plants - from ASGAP- scroll down to Eucalypts and Bushfires
http://asgap.org.au/APOL3/sep96-1.html

Kapalga fact sheet series: fire and vegetation dynamics - from CSIRO
Vegetation dynamics

Eucalypts of Australia - from CSIRO
Euclid

Australia's Native Vegetation - from Environment Australia
http://www.erin.gov.au/land/vegetation/

Australian Native Violets - from Growing Lifestyle, violets spread by stolons which root at the nodes
http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2000/archives/2000/in_the_garden/flowering_plants_and_shrubs/australian_native_violets

Plant Propagation by Division - from the Australian Society for Growing Australian Plants, includes Kangaroo Paw rhizomes
http://asgap.org.au/division.html

Starting Out with Native Orchids - from the Australian Society for Growing Australian Plants, see propagation
http://asgap.org.au/APOL23/sep01-2.html

Brief Description of Ferns and Bryophytes in Mt Field National Park - many with rhizomes, from University of Tasmania
http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/plant_science/field_botany/species/fern/famfern.html


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Tissue culture and cloning

Send in the Clones - from HowStuffWorks
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cloning1.htm

Growmore Bio-tech Products - links to pictures of their FACILITIES and examples such as bananas, sugarcane and asparagus
http://www.growmorebiotech.com/product.htm

Plant Tissue Culture for Home Gardeners - from Horticultural Science & Plant Technology Group, The University of New England
http://www.une.edu.au/agss/hort/horticultural-science.php

Tissue Culture of Woody Plants - from Texas A & M University - including impact of the tissue culture industry
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/tisscult/microprop/woodypl.html

Designing a Plant Micropropagation Laboratory - from Departments of Plant Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of Connecticut
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/tisscult/microprop/facilities/microlab.html

Transgenic Plants - by John W. Kimball, formerly of Harvard University
http://www.ultranet.com/~jkimball/BiologyPages/T/TransgenicPlants.html

Trio of New Seedless Grapes on the Way to Consumers - propagation of new varieties of seedless grapes from tiny, developing seeds, US Department of Agriculture
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/1999/990618.htm

Plant gene cloning may lead to better timing of flowering - from US Department of Agriculture
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/nri/highlights/2001_no2.pdf

Cloning of metal-eating plants could clean up contamination - an article from Purdue News
http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html4ever/010813.Salt.gene.html

Plant Cloning is Really Cleaning Up - from Thomas.net. Scientists are looking into cloning metal-absorbing plants as a more efficient and cheaper alternative for contaminant elimination.
http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/archives/2001/09/plant_cloning_i.html?t=archive

Designing Trees - article from Scientific American on the genetic engineering of pest-resistant trees
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0000BA96-AE60-1CDA-B4A8809EC588EEDF


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Genetic diversity and conservation

General

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
http://www.cpbr.gov.au/cpbr/

About Threatened Species - from the Threatened Species Network including Why save threatened species? What is biodiversity? and What makes a species become endangered?
http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/tsn/

FAQ Sheets - from Threatened Species Network
http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/tsnfaqs/

Protecting threatened Plants - from ASGAP
http://asgap.org.au/APOL31/sep03-4.html

Biological Diversity - from Environment NSW
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/biodiversity/nswbiostrategy.htm

Recovery planning in NSW - from the National Parks and Wildlife Servicee
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/Recovery+planning

Genetic diversity - from Connexions
http://cnx.org/content/m12158/latest/

Genetic diversity: Big Differences Over Small Distances - from Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
http://jrbp.stanford.edu/views/genetic.php

Direct link between global warming, genetic diversity - from ScienceBlog
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/node/3967

Diversity Fieldwork Gallery - from Australian Museum terrestrial Ecology Page, Slideshow
http://www.austmus.gov.au/terrestrial_ecology/gallery/diversity/index.htm

Special: Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture - from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/EPdirect/EPre0039.htm

Seed banks

ANBG Seed bank - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/anbg/seed-bank/index.html

Seed banks - from Biotechnology Australia
http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/enviro/seedbanks.cfm

Seedsavers network, Byron Bay - from Gardening Australia, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1251536.htm

Seed Banks: A Resource for the Future - from Canadian Botanical Conservation Network
http://www.rbg.ca/cbcn/en/information/seedbanks/index.html

Saving Seeds in a Small Way - from Garden Guides
http://www.gardenguides.com/articles/savingseeds.htm

Learning to Save Seeds
Page Link

The Millenium Seed Bank Project - an international collaborative plant conservation initiative, from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/msbp/

The SeedSaver's Network - from Seedsavers Organisation Home Page
http://www.seedsavers.net/

Seed saving kit - from Seeds of Change, retailers
http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_center/product_details.asp?item_no=S14521

Basic seed saving - from International Seed Saving Institute
http://www.seedsave.org/issi/issi_904.html

Plant Biodiversity in Crops and Gardens - a brief description of an episode about The National Seed Storage Laboratory from Science Friday or listen to the program with RealAudio
http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/1999/Mar/hour2_031999.html

About Seed Savers - from NZ SeedSavers
http://www.seedsavers.org.nz/about/about.html

SAVING AUSTRALIA'S RARE PLANTS

Fact Sheet: SAVING AUSTRALIA'S RARE PLANTS - from Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/rare/rare.html

Australia's Disappearing Plants - from Australian National Botanic Garden
http://www.anbg.gov.au/anpc/threats.html

Australia Plants at Risk - from Society for Growing Native Plants
http://asgap.org.au/atrisk.html

Button Wrinklewort Daisy

The Button Wrinklewort Daisy - from Australian Heritage Council
Link

Button Wrinklewort - profile - from NSW Threatened Species
http://www.threatenedspecies.environment.nsw.gov.au/tsprofile/profile.aspx?id=10739

The Button Wrinklewort Daisy - Fact Sheet, from Environment ACT
http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/58653/Button_Wrinklewort.pdf

A few daisies short of the chain - download this article from the archives of Ecos, CSIRO
http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/EC88p3.htm

Red Cedar Tree

Toona ciliata - or Red Cedar, an image from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/images/photo_cd/809931012633/084.html

Rainforest Plants of the Brisbane Area Toona ciliata (Red Cedar) - description from Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
http://www.brisrain.webcentral.com.au/old_site/database/Toona_ciliata.htm

Red Cedar (Toona ciliata) Replanting Trial. - from Milton Rural Landcare Group
http://www.presoz.com.au/landcare/pages/current.html

Moth may tip balance in forest survival - from CSIRO
http://www.csiro.au/files/mediaRelease/mr2000/CedarTipMoth.htm

Wollemi Pine

The Wollemi Pine - from Wollemi Pine International
http://www.wollemipine.com/

Wollemi Pine - a very rare discovery - from Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/information_about_plants/wollemi_pine

Wollemi Pine - from Catalyst, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s1371627.htm

Wollemi Pine - from Biotechnology Australia
http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/enviro/wollemi.cfm

Wollemia nobilis Wollemi Pine - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.deh.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=64545

Australian Conifers: Wollemi Pine - from Industrial Technology and Design Teachers Association
http://www.intad.asn.au/materials/wd_woll.asp

Wollemi pine infected by fungus - from News in Science, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1497961.htm

King's lomatia

King's lomatia - the Oldest Plant Clone in the World? - from Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/veg/lomatia/lomatia.html

Lomatia tasmanica - from Primary Industries, Water and Environment
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/threatened/holly.html

Kings lomatia - from Primary Industries, Water and Environment
http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/BHAN-54R7ZZ?open

An Enigmatic Lomatia - from Australian Plants Society, Tasmania
http://www.apstas.com/lomatiatas.htm

Lomatia tasmanica King's Lomatia - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.deh.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=3745

Specific Examples

TOWRA POINT NATURE RESERVE - take a virtual trip to Towra Point and study the conservation being undertaken by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre
http://www.ssec.org.au/our_environment/our_bioregion/towra/


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