About the Internet Directory for Botany


The Internet Directory of Botany is an index to botanical information available on the Internet, compiled by Anthony R. Brach (Harvard University Herbarium, Cambridge / Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA, www page), Raino Lampinen (Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, Finland; www page), Shunguo Liu (SHL Systemhouse, Edmonton, Canada; www page) and Keith McCree (Oakridge, Oregon; www page). It consists of two parts, an alphabetical directory and a categorical directory.

The alphabetical list (formerly List of WWW Sites of Interest to Botanists) was compiled by Anthony R. Brach. It was originally posted on TAXACOM in March 1995. HTML format is created and maintained by Shunguo Liu. The subject category list (formerly A Collection of Botany Related URLs), is maintained by Raino Lampinen since Autumn 1993. It started as a personal bookmark list of botanical gopher sites, since March 1994 also www sites, and was made available via WWW in December 1994.

Additions and Corrections

The pages are regularly updated. Please use our WWW Form to submit your comments, corrections, updates, and additions to the lists. New approved entries will be added to both lists. Home pages of arboreta, botanical gardens, herbaria, botanical societies and botanical research institutes are most welcome, as well as the suggestions of links to their most important resources. Personal home pages of botanists are only exceptionally added to our lists. These pages are not for advertising commercial sites. We are sorry that we cannot answer specific questions beyond the scope of the information provided here.

Other Recommended Directories

We also recommend visiting the List of WWW Sites of Interest to Ecologists, compiled and maintained by Anthony R. Brach (or its mirrors in France maintained by Jean Thioulouse in the University of Lyon, France and Canada in Edmonton), and Adam Fagen's Geographical Directory of Biological Institutions.

Mirroring and Citing The Internet Directory for Botany

There are several official mirror sites of the Internet Directory for Botany.

Mirroring the Internet Directory for Botany or its parts may be possible, especially in countries far away from the present mirror sites (or with slow Internet connctions) - after an agreement with the IDB editors, provided that 1) it is made clear that your pages are mirror versions, 2) the contents of the pages are otherwise not changed, and 3) mirror pages are regularly updated (at least within two months of the updates at the original sites). The pages of origin can be cited as follows:

Lampinen, R., S. Liu, A. R. Brach & K. McCree (1996-). The Internet Directory for Botany. - [http://www.botany.net/IDB/].

Brach, A. R. & S. Liu. (1996-). The Internet Directory for Botany: Alphabetical List. - [http://www.botany.net/IDB/botany.html].

Lampinen, R. (1996-). The Internet Directory for Botany: Subject Category List. - [http://www.helsinki.fi/kmus/botmenu.html].

The official mirror sites are listed separately on the front pages of the alphabetical list and the subject category list.

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