The data sets accessible through GBIF relate to evidence about more than 1.5 million species, collected over three centuries of natural history exploration and including current observations from citizen scientists, researchers and automated monitoring programmes.
The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. Version 1 aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).
Each mineral has a page linked to tables devoted to crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. There also are extensive links to other external sources of mineral data and information.
The Botanical Society of China (BSC) is a non-profit specialized membership organization with its aim to provide a leading platform for the development of plant science and technology in China. It is affiliated to the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and officially registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.
The Chinese Society for Plant Biology (CSPB) is a legally-registered academic, non-profit national commonweal corporate body based on voluntary membership of Chinese biology professionals. It’s an important social force in the development of plant biology science and technology in China.
Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society ( CHES ) founded originally on April 1931 and rehabilitated and reconstructed in 1957 is an academic organization of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering professionals, affiliated with the China Association for Science and Technology. Its aim is to promote the development of water resources science and technology both in theory and in practice, and to advance the growth of talents in water resources field.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and insure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.