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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).


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

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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