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Main collaborators

  • John Janovec, The New York Botanical Garden
  • Fernando Cornejo, ACCA, Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Advisors and collaborators

  • Scott Mori, The New York Botanical Garden
  • Robin Foster, Chicago Field Museum
  • Adrian Forsyth, ACA&Moore Foundation
  • Michael Goulding, ACA
  • Louise Emmons, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution&ACA
  • Hamilton Beltran, San Marcos Museum, Herbarium, Lima, Peru
  • Douglas Daly, The New York Botanical Garden

Site information

Visit the Site Information link to find out more about the Los Amigos Conservation Area and Research Station. Important imformation anduseful maps are provided for viewer reference. In addition, you can visit the Amazon Conservation Office website for more information(www.amazonconservation.org).

Databases

The databasing system is a very intricate part of the botanical project. When plants are collected in the field, information isrecorded in the database for each collection. This information relates to characteristics of the location, habitat, and the plant. Images arealso databased. Filemaker Pro 5.5 is being used as the central database for organizing and outputting data collected through fieldand herbarium study. From Filemaker Pro, we can produce paper documents such as descriptions, lists, and specimen labels. We canalso export to MS Excel or MS Access for performing tasks related to web database search engines, mapping, statistical analysis, etc. MSAccess is used as a bridge between Filemaker Pro and the Internet. As the botanical database for Los Amigos grows, and as it eventuallycombines with databases for Madre de Dios and the southwestern Amazon in general, the Internet search engine will be updated. Available forcurrent searching are plant lists from Robin Foster and Hamilton Beltr?n plant list. In the next month, a database of plant collectionsmade since May 2001 will be made available, and this will be connected to the Image Galleries, which are also database-driven.

Image galleries

Image galleries will be available in several formats and at several levels throughout these pages. First of all, each family, genus, andspecies page will be associated with their own database-driven galleries. The current version of the Image Gallery section isdesigned as a general hub for viewing all images that have been digitized. For now the images are organized into a few generalcategories and the searches provide access to browsable lists of images. Currently there are 1029 images available in the gallery. Theimages were scanned from Fuji Provia and Kodak film 35 mm slides. Dreamweaver Ultradev is used to generate the image search engine.

Future direction

The first phase of the botanical project focuses on general exploration of the Los Amigos Conservation Area as well as usefulplant-based non-timber forest products, and the preparation of checklists and other treatments covering the flora of the area. Webelieve that the botany program will provide an essential foundation for other scientific projects in the short and long-term. Plant guideswill serve as informative tools for building the long-term program of research and conservation at Los Amigos. Our botanical work will alsoprovide information about useful plants that may prove to be sustainable non-timber forest products.

This website is meant as a source of information and images for the Botany of Los Amigos project. Digital identification keys, an expandeddatabase, and plant family web pages will be posted soon. The plant family pages will include genus and species pages. The information,images, and tools will be made available on CD-ROM, used at The Los Amigos Research Station by students, locals, and investigators, andpresented on the Internet through this site.

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Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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